[OPE] Teaching Module on the Gulf Oil Spill

From: GERALD LEVY <gerald_a_levy@msn.com>
Date: Thu Sep 09 2010 - 16:10:51 EDT

Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 14:10:24 -0400
From: gdaeannounce@tufts.edu

Subject: New GDAE Teaching Module on the Gulf Oil Spill

The Global Development And Environment Institute at Tufts University (GDAE) announces a new teaching module on the recent Deepwater Horizon oil spill:

THE GULF OIL SPILL: ECONOMICS AND POLICY ISSUES
TOPICS INCLUDE:
Environmental and Economic Impacts of the Accident
Economic Valuation Issues, including Use and Nonuse values
Economic and Legal Frameworks for Assessing Damages
Dealing with Risk, Uncertainty, and Technological Change
The True Costs of our Dependence on Oil
Policies for Reducing Reliance on Oil

The module is designed for classes in such subjects as economic principles, environmental policy, policy analysis, and energy economics. A background in economic theory is not required. The module is intended to be covered in one or two class meetings.

The module is 38 pages, and includes web links, references, and discussion questions. It is available for free download by students and teachers. For more information, and to download the module, go to:
http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/education_materials/modules.html#spill

Other GDAE teaching modules and publications are available at
http://ase.tufts.edu/gdae

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