PUBPOL 564

PUBPOL 564: Government Regulation of Industry and Environment

Level
Graduate
Term
Winter 2008
Time
5:45-5:45 pm EST
Credit Hours
3

Basic economic principles and methods are used to identify the circumstances in which government intervention can improve industrial efficiency, and to investigate successful and unsuccessful regulatory strategies. The course will cover a range of topics in economic and environmental regulation including natural monopolies, market power and antitrust, market-based environmental policy instruments, and the impact of regulation on technological innovation. Examples will be drawn mainly from electricity and utilities, oil and gas, telecommunications, and transportation industries.