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arrow_red Urban Engineering and Management

This course introduces urban, energy, environmental engineering and planning theory applied to practice.

Urbanization and innovative technology shape the future of urban cities. Using theory and practice of urban engineering, we discuss the future of cities.

・Urban, energy and transportation
・Science, engineering, and policy
・Megacities and globalization
・Business opportunity and risk
・Redefining markets

arrow_red Environmental Strategy and Management

This course focuses on proactive corporate environmental strategies through a series of case studies.

Can firms shape regulation to secure competitive advantage? What is the potential for product differentiation along environmental lines? Can firms earn cost savings by reducing their environmental impacts? What is the role of socially responsible investment in the environmental realm? In short, does it pay to be green? Additionally, this course provides a comprehensive analysis of managerial efficiency and environmental policy within the context of several industries. It identifies and measures the impact of efficiency change, both in market and environmental output sectors and takes steps to identify the key causal relationships.

・Approaches to business and the environment
・Differentiating products
・Managing your competitors
・Saving costs
・Managing environmental risk
・Redefining markets

arrow_red Environmental Economics and Policy

This course provides a comprehensive account of the application of economic analysis to environmental issues. The course covers both methodological topics and recent applications. Using microeconomic principles, we will examine such topics as the sustainability problems, ethics and the environment, climate change, irreversibility and uncertainty, trade and the environment, public policies, and business practices.

Following is a tentative outline. I will let you know if there are any additions, deletions, or rearrangements. I don’t want to tie us to an inflexible schedule, but I’ll keep you posted each week on where you should be in the reading.

Part One: Economics and Environment
Primer: Economic Concepts for Environment
Market failure and public policy
Concepts of sustainability
Ethics and the environment

Part Two: Global environmental problems
International externalities
Trade and the environment
Global climate change
Acidification, ozone layer, and biodiversity

Part Three: Practice in environmental policies
Pollution control: Targets and instruments
Sustainable development and politics
Water and air pollution
Recycling and waste
Emission trading

Part Four: Environmental management and strategy
Approaches to business and the environment
Differentiating products
Managing your competitors
Saving costs
Managing environmental risk
Redefining markets

Managi, S. (Eds.) "Handbook of Environmental Economics in Asia." Routledge, New York, USA 2014.
Charles Kolstad. Environmental Economics. Oxford University Press. 1999.
Robert N. Stavins, ed. Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings, Fourth Edition. New York, New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2000.
Forest L. Reinhardt, Down to Earth: Applying Business Principles to Environmental Management Harvard Business School Pr., 1999.

Grades will be assigned according to the following weighting scheme:
20 % Mid-term Exam
40 % Final Exam
20 % Homework
20 % Class Participation
The homework must be typed in single space, and please keep one copy for yourself.

arrow_red Energy Policy

Energy Technology
Strategy and Management
Oil, Coal, and Gas
Shale Gas
Renewable Energy
Nuclear Energy
Economics and Politics