Nancy E. Bertaux, Professor of Economics & Sustainability

"Efficiency is worthwhile only if our ends are in fact good." — Herman Daly

ECON 421

Environment, Economics and Policy

Link to flyer on our speaker for March 21

Link to flyer on required performance March 29 or 30

Click here for Readings and Links for Environment, Economics & Policy

1. Basic Documents for course

Click here for  Syllabus for ECON 421, Spring 2019

Click here for current Schedule of Readings and Assignments for ECON 421, Spring 2019

Click here for template for individual case studies / policy papers for group project, Spring 2019

Click here for Take Home Exam

2.  Papers & Presentations

Final Presentation for Groups 1 and 2 Cincy Parks Carbon Offsets here

Final Presentation for Group 3 Cincy Well-being & Sustainability here

Final Presentation for Group 4 Cincy Green Plan & Resilience here

Example of Final Paper with all group members contributions here

Final Individual Paper guidelines ECON 421 here

Detailed Rubric for Papers ECON 421

Detailed Oral Presentation Rubric Econ 421

3.  Group Projects:

Cincinnati Green Plan

Excel spreadsheet linking Green Cincy Plan to Cincy’s 2030 District Pillars

Link to American Cities Climate Challenge funded by Bloomberg

Article on Cincy selection for American Cities Climate Challenge

Link to 2030 Districts story on Cincy 2030 District

Article on Kroger to lead Cincy 2030 District

Link to Cincinnati’s Green Umbrella website, article on 20 years of Green Umbrella

2018 Sustainability Rankings, Cincy #1 article

Article on Cincy Green Energy commitment


Abstract example for Loyola Conference, and Bertaux bio

Example of Update #1 here

Important resource for all groups: Paul Hawken’s Drawdown website here, also see hard copy in library

Important resource for all groups: Rocky Mountain Institute’s Carbon Free City Handbook (note large file size) here

4. Powerpoints

For chapters (these are mostly graphs and tables; you must still take notes in class and read chapters carefully):

DF Ch 11 Charts

TL Ch 5 Charts

DF Ch 12 Charts

TL Ch 14 Charts

Summary of Policy Design Principles and Goals

5. Problem Sets

Problem Set 1 (DF Ch 11) here

Problem Set 2 (TL Ch 5) here

Problem Set 3 (DF Ch 12) here

Problem Set 4 (TL Ch 14) here

Cap and Trade Practice Problem here

6.  Review materials (see problem sets and answer sheets on ECON 320 tab of WordPress site

7.  Posters

Link to helpful site on guidelines for academic posters

Here is an editable powerpoint file for the poster we took to the Loyola conference March 18, 2016.  Here is a link to Xavier Digital Media Lab site, which has simple templates that can be used for posters, also.

Links to posters from the Spring 2017 class:

Other Examples to review:





This one’s too wordy, and insufficient visual interest:


These are examples of poster that has interesting elements, but are inadequate in terms of content for our purposes (they are almost entirely visual):




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