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SUST-445 Sustainable Technology:A Global Economic Perspective

3 Credits

  • Friday

    9:00 am – 11:50 am

    Engineering Building, 109

This course considers the microeconomics and macroeconomics of technological change and what determines which technologies become widely adopted. By examining specific technologies and sectors, the course will explain why technologies which have hurt the environment have been promoted and what are the forces which have retarded the diffusion of alternative sustainable technologies. Specific sectors which will be examined include transportation, energy production, construction, and food production. Energy-saving and resource-saving technologies in other sectors will also be considered. The role of the public sector-both on a national and international level-will be addressed