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EPM 4003 - Environmental Finance and Economics

This class provides an overview of economics and finance in an environmental context. Topics include; the overview of the economic system, efficiency, equity, market failure, environmental regulation, and benefit-cost analysis, and valuing the environment, pollution control, energy, conservation of natural resources, performance metrics, risk and return, time value of money, cost of capital, returns on investments, and standard financial reports. The class uses reading assignments, written assignments, case studies, and class participation. The course emphasizes relationships between business management and environmental quality, and provides students with a financial and economic decision-making framework for understanding and analyzing environmental issues. Prerequisite: Full understanding of Algebra strongly suggested for this course.


Autumn 2017 - Combined/Hybrid Methodologies (CRN - 4901)

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NOTE: This course is being run in an alternative format.

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Note to students: Please see that the 2015 edition may also be used for this course. ISBN: 9781308661322. Edwards, Christopher J. 2015. Environmental Finance and Economics. New York: McGraw Hill Create. Print Color. ( 2017 Edition ISBN: 9781307083224.) The custon text is available as a hard copy textbook or an eBook. Hard Copy (available from the DU Bookstore, and also rentable at a savings): OR eBook (available from the publisher) Edwards, Christopher J. 2017. Environmental Environmental Finance and Economics. New York: McGraw Hill Create eBook. ISBN: 9781307083217. The eBook is ordered directly from the publisher: (1) Go to 2) Type in the ISBN 9781307083217 to go to the purchasing page to order your eBook using a credit card.

This course is being offered in hybrid format. Thursdays: On campus: 9/14, 9/21, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 11/9; Online: 9/28, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16.

A hybrid course means a combination of online and on-campus teaching with at least six weeks of on-campus instruction and four weeks of online instruction.

Please check Canvas one week before class begins for any pre-class assignments;

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