Schedule and assignments

Week 1

Monday, September 9

Wednesday, September 11

Week 2

Monday, September 16

Wednesday, September 18

  • Coman, Katharine. “Some Unsettled Problems of Irrigation.” American Economic Review101, no. 1 (2011): 36–48. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.101.1.36.
  • Ostrom, Elinor. “Reflections on ‘Some Unsettled Problems of Irrigation.’” American Economic Review101, no. 1 (2011): 49–63. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.101.1.49.
  • Two-page paper proposal due in class

Week 3

Monday, September 23

  • Discussion leaders: 
  • Baumol, William J. and Wallace E. Oates. 1988. The Theory of Environmental Policy (Chapter 3.) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ERES

Wednesday, September 25

  • Discussion leaders: 
  • Coase, Ronald. 1960. “The Problem of Social Cost.” The Journal of Law and Economics. (Stavins, Chapter 3).

Week 4

Monday, September 30

  • Discussion leaders: 
  • Ostrom, Elinor. 1990. Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action 
    • Chapters 1 – “Reflections on the Commons” – found on ERES
    • Chapter 3 – “Analyzing Long-Enduring CPRs.”

Wednesday, October 1

Week 5

Monday, October 7

  • Review of two journal articles

Wednesday,October 9

Week 6

Monday, October 14

  • Mid-term exam

Wednesday, October 16

  • No class
  • Annotated bibliography due by 5:00PM on Friday, October 18.

Week 7

Wednesday, October 23

Week 8

Monday, October 28

  • TBD (and below)

Wednesday, October 30

Week 9

Monday, November 4

Wednesday, November 6

Week 10

Monday, November 11

  • First draft of research paper due in class

Wednesday, November 13

Week 11

Monday, November 18

  • Paper presentations:

Wednesday, November 20

  • Paper presentations:

Week 12

Monday, November 25

  • Paper presentations

Week 13

Monday, December 2

  • Paper presentations

Wednesday, December 4

  • Paper presentations
  • Final draft of papers due by the end of exam period

Exam week: oral exams

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