Schedule and assignments

Week 1

Tuesday, 9/14

  • Introduction to the course

Thursday, 9/16

Week 2

Tuesday, 9/21

  • Two-page summary of a paper from the National Bureau of Economics Research: Environment due in class.

Tuesday, 9/23

  • Two-page paper proposal due by 6:00PM on Sunday, September 26

Week 3

Tuesday, 9/28

Thursday, 9/30

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

Week 4

Tuesday, 10/5

Thursday, 10/7

  • Meeting with Ryan Clement.
  • Review of four journal articles due by 6:00PM on Sunday, October 10

Week 5

Tuesday, 10/12

  • The Miracle of the Commons.” Michelle Nijhuisi. Aeon. May 4, 2021.
  • Ostrom, Elinor. 1990. Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action . Chapter 1 and Chapter 3 (in two parts) on ERES.

Thursday, 10/14

Week 6

Tuesday, 10/19 – Fall break 

Thursday, 10/21

Week 7

Tuesday, 10/26

  • Review for mid-term exam.
  • Suggested mid-term questions.

Thursday, 10/28

  • Mid-term exam

Week 8

Tuesday, 11/2

  • Discussion of research papers.

Thursday, 11/4

Week 9

Tuesday, 11/9

Thursday, 11/11

  • First draft of research paper due by 6:00 PM on Sunday, November 14.

Week 10

Tuesday, 11/16

Thursday, 11/18

  • Peer review due by 6:00PM on Sunday, November 21.

Week 11

Tuesday, 11/23

Tuesday, 11/25 – Thanksgiving

Week 12

Tuesday, 11/30

  • Paper presentations

Tuesday, 12/2

  • Paper presentations

Week 13

Tuesday, 12/7

  • Paper presentations

Tuesday, 12/9

  • Paper presentations

December  14 – 19: oral exams

  • Final draft of papers due at 5:00PM on Sunday, December 19  

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