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Teaching Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Review of the Economic Education Literature

Jimena González-Ramírez, Department of Economics and Finance, O'Malley School of Business, Manhattan College, USA, , Jill Caviglia-Harris, Economics and Finance Department, Environmental Studies Department, Salisbury University, USA, , John C. Whitehead, Department of Economics, Appalachian State University, USA,
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Jimena González-Ramírez, Jill Caviglia-Harris and John C. Whitehead (2021), "Teaching Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Review of the Economic Education Literature", International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics: Vol. 15: No. 3, pp 235-369.

Publication Date: 27 Sep 2021
© 2021 J. González-Ramírez, J. Caviglia-Harris and J. C. Whitehead
Environmental Economics,  Environmental Economics: Climate Change,  Environmental Economics: Contingent Valuation,  Environmental Economics: Endangered Species,  Environmental Economics: Environmental Health Risks,  Environmental Economics: Market-based Policy Instruments,  Public Economics,  Public Economics: Environmental Taxation,  Climate Change
JEL Codes: A22Q00Q20Q30Q50
Environmental economicsnatural resource economicspublic economicsclimate change


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In this article:
1 Introduction 
2 Data and Paper Classification 
3 Teaching Topics and Summaries 
4 Conclusions 


Environmental and natural resource economics (ENRE) is a rapidly growing economics field, creating challenges for instructors seeking to bring these advances into the classroom. This paper creates an easy-to-use guide to the large volume of journal articles on teaching ENRE. We include cross-referenced tables for quick review, detailed summaries for more in-depth understanding, and categorize each of the articles according to topic and pedagogy. We identify an impressive set of resources that instructors can use to engage students. The most common ENRE topic in these 54 articles is incentive-based approaches for addressing externalities, and more specifically, marketable pollution permits. The least developed topics were those focused on conservation, sustainability, and climate change.



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