ACE 210: Environmental Economics
This course exposes students to the economic issues surrounding environmental quality, including: costs and benefits of environmental protection; economics of environmental issues (e.g. those dealing with toxics, water and air pollution, and municipal solid waste); and economics of international environmental problems (e.g. ozone depletion and climate change).
Prerequisites (Must be complete BEFORE taking this course):
This course is equivalent to ECON 210, ENVS 210, NRES 201, and UP 210. This course satisfies the campus Social & Behavioral Sciences General Gducation requirement.
Instructors Teaching the Course:
This course is taught by the professor below. You may click on their name to learn more about them. Teaching schedules vary by semester. Please check the Course Explorer for the most up-to-date information about the sections they will teach.
Pablo Ordonez Morales
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See when the course is offered as well as section details here: https://courses.illinois.edu/schedule/terms/ACE/210
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Additional Course Information
Read more about what Mr. Ordonez Morales has to say about ACE 210!
Is this class discussion-based or lecture-based? How would you describe your teaching style?
The class is lecture based, but discussions will be encouraged and expected.
There are weekly discussion sections every Friday, where students go over concepts and practice problems.
How are students evaluated (e.g. multiple choice or essay tests, papers, etc.)?
There are two midterms, online homework, a policy brief, and a weekly section activity.
In what ways does this course prepare students to move through the program and/or into the work force?
The course provides students with the principles of microeconomic thinking, applied to environmental problems and the policies used to address them. This will position students to understand environmental issues within a mental framework that allows them to decompose the problems and assess the costs and benefits of different policies.
More broadly, students will develop analytical thinking skills that will serve them well in the work force.
What is your background in Agricultural and Consumer Economics?
I’m a fourth year PhD student in Applied and Agricultural Economics, and my field of research is in Environmental and Development Economics.
What is your attendance policy?
Attendance is optional for lectures and discussion sections. However, participation during lectures (assessed using i-clickers) are worth 5% of the students’ grades, and attendance to Friday sections (assessed through in-class activities) are worth 10%.