Schedule and assignments

Week 1

Monday, February 15

Wednesday, February 17

Week 2

Monday, February 22

Be ready to present and discuss in class a game theory version of Hardin’s tragedy of the commons.  And be ready to discuss how one might overcome the tragedy of the commons for, say, the over-exploitation of a fishery.

Wednesday, February 24

  • Two-page paper proposal

Week 3

Monday, February 29

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

Wednesday, March 2

Be ready to present and explain in class the rancher-farmer example as an illustration of the Coase Theorem.

Week 4

Monday, March 7

  • Meeting with Brenda Ellis

Wednesday, March 9

  • 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.”
  • Review of two journal articles (due in class)

Week 5

Monday, March 14

Wednesday, March 16

Week 6

Monday, March 21

  • Review period for mid-term exam

Wednesday, March 23

  • Mid-term exam

SPRING BREAK (Week of March 28)

Week 7

Monday, April 4

Wednesday, April 6

Week 8

Monday, April 11

Wednesday, April 13

Week 9

Monday, April 18  NO CLASS

Wednesday, April 20

Week 10

Monday, April 25

  • Barnes, chapters 1 – 5

Wednesday, April 27

  • Two peer reviews of paper due
  • Barnes, chapters 6 – 8
  • Peter Barnes on cap and dividend

Week 11

Monday, May 2

  • Paper presentations

Wednesday, May 4

  • Paper presentations

FRIDAY, MAY 6

  • Final draft of papers due

Week 12

Monday, May 9

  • Paper presentations

Wednesday, May 11

  • Paper presentations

 

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