Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Natural Resource Economics
0.5 Credit

Economic theory is applied to the problems of extraction of non‐renewable resources (minerals, fossil fuels)and the management and harvesting of renewable resources (fisheries, forests, water). Topics include externalities (esp. common property resources), analysis of public good provision (applied to wilderness preservation), and water allocation and pricing. Optional topics include issues of natural resource scarcity and sustainability.

Additional Course Information
EC120, EC140; one of EC260 or EC270.