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November 5, 2014

Andrew Yates, Assistant Professor of Economics

Regardless of its obvious benefits, economic activity also has negative environmental impacts. But can markets equally be the solution to environmental degradation? The use of market-like mechanisms in environmental regulation is now well established. This lecture will discuss a few general principles of environmental markets and use the prominent examples such as markets for air and water pollution to assess their efficacy in reducing harm—and generating profits.

TIME: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.

All Humanities in Action events take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events.

Program Tuition: Register ahead of time and pay $18.00 per program or pay only $8 if you are a member of the UNC General Alumni Association (GAA). To check your membership status or to join the GAA, please visit or call 800.962.0742. GAA membership is open to all UNC alumni and friends. Tuition is $20.00 for everyone paying at the door.

Flyleaf Books: Location and Contact Info

752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd (Historic Airport Rd)
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Next to Foster’s Market

Monday – Saturday: 9-9
Sunday: 10-5
Phone# (919)942-7373