This course is an introduction to natural resource economics. The tools learned in the principles of economics are applied to a diverse set of natural resource issues and policies including: forestry, mining, marine, climate change, wildlife, biodiversity, agriculture, and recreation. In examining these issues, students will become better acquainted with resource economics models and decision making, applied welfare analysis, and multi-generational economics problems.
Credit not allowed for both AREC 340 and ECON 340.
This course can be applied toward:
AREC 202 (Agricultural and Resource Economics) or ECON 202 (Principles of Microeconomics).
Textbooks and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Natural Resource Economics: An Introduction, 3rd Ed. (2015)
Field, Barry C.