The Economic Challenges of Climate Change

April 21, 2018 - Colorado Springs

Climate change is a particularly challenging economic problem – the earth’s atmosphere is a common property resource that eludes efficient market allocation. Moreover, climate change involves other types of market failure: externalities, public goods, uncertainty, income distribution as well as the time value of money and dynamic efficiency.

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This class will use economic tools to both assess climate change and evaluate proposed solutions. Come join us for an economic perspective on what some consider to be one of the most pressing issues facing humankind. Professor Smith is a natural resource and environmental economist well versed in the subject. A mentor teacher will also share some lessons you can bring back to your classroom.

  • Grades: Focus 6-12 Teachers (all K-12 are welcome)
  • Time:  8:30 am  - 4:30 pm
  • FEE: $25*
  • Optional Credit: ½ UCCS ECON 6310 Graduate Credit Hour, $50. Credit is good for Certificate in Economic Education.** 
  • Faculty: Mark Smith, Ph.D., Colorado College; and mentor teacher Jeff Kenefsky, Cheyenne Mountain High School, Colorado Springss
  • Includes: Light breakfast and lunch

$75 & $150 Teacher Travel Stipends Are Available

Economic Literacy Colorado is offering a travel stipend for active teachers. Fill out a form (provided at the class) and we will send you a check upon mileage verification. Receive $75 when you drive over 75 miles one way or $150 when you drive over 200 miles one way. One stipend per carpool please.
*REFUND POLICIY: Registration cancellations must be requested 10 business days prior to the class start date; otherwise registration fees will be forfeited.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES: We try to identify the best fit for our open enrollment classes, usually by the kinds of resources and pedagogy included in the class. However, it is our STRONG belief that the content from any of these classes is valuable for the professional development of any teacher, will enhance the understanding of ALL teachers, and will inspire creative applications in individual classrooms. We encourage teachers of all grade levels to attend any of our classes.