Location: Columbia University, Morningside Campus, Schermerhorn Extension, Room 1015
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Desmond Beirne by sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 212-854-0149.
Speaker: Urvashi Kaul, Assistant Director, Center for Economic Transformation at NYCEDC & Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia UniversityThe Earth Institute's Center for Environmental Research and Conservation presents "Environmental Economics," with Urvashi Kaul, Assistant Director, Center for Economic Transformation at NYCEDC & Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
Environmental Economics: This course provides an introduction to environmental economics, discussing the basic principles of microeconomics as they apply to environmental issues and analyzing case studies that illustrate how economics can guide conservation practice and policy. The class discussion also includes a review of solutions to such market failures, such as taxes and subsidies, fees, quotas, especially tradeable emission permits, e.g., carbon markets.
Wednesdays, May 9, 16, 23, 30, and June 6 (6:10-8:10PM).
Urvashi Kaul, as a New York City Economic Development Corporation Assistant Director, evaluates economic and fiscal impact of development policies, projects and events. Kaul conducts and oversees economic research and analyses. She also supervises and trains staff and produces publications on New York City's economy. Previously, she was an Economist for Fiscal and Budget Studies at the Office of the New York City Comptroller. Since 2001, Kaul has taught graduate level courses in economics and finance at Columbia and Pace University. Kaul has also worked in the nonprofit sector in New York and India in the areas of peace studies and development.