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Animals and American Culture: Selected Historical Topics (AMS 370; HIS 350; TC 302; WGS 345)

One of the goals of this interdisciplinary upper-division undergraduate seminar is to explore the following question: What does the U.S. history survey look like if we place animals at the center of our analysis? This cl... More
Research & Initiatives

ATI Clean Energy Incubator

The ATI Clean Energy Incubator (CEI) gives young clean energy companies the resources they need to succeed and grow into self-sustaining entities that contribute jobs to Austin and intellectual capital to the world. Loca... More
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Atkinson, Lucinda Jane

Dr. Atkinson studies sustainable consumption and political participation. This research agenda incorporates: the connections between environmental values and consumer behavior; the overlap of consumption and civics; the ... More
Faculty & Staff

Baldick, Ross

Dr. Baldick's current research involves optimization and economic theory applied to electric power system operations, the public policy and technical issues associated with electric transmission under deregulation, and t... More
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Bhat, Chandra

Dr. Bhat's research interests include transportation systems analysis, travel demand modeling, policy evaluation of the effect of transportation control measures on mobility and mobile source emissions, marketing researc... More
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Building Energy Management Systems (C E 397)

Sustainability increasingly drives the decisions of consumers, producers, institutions, and governments. Thus, appropriate decision paradigms and improved analytical techniques are needed. Drawing on a broad array of dis... More
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Building Information Modeling for Capital Projects (CE 395 R7)

This course focuses on the skills and information needed to effectively use an existing Building Information Model (BIM) in plan execution for a building construction project. This is a project-based course where student... More
Centers & Institutes

Bureau of Economic Geology

The Bureau of Economic Geology, established in 1909, is the oldest research unit at The University of Texas at Austin. The Bureau, part of The John A. and Katherine G. Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of T... More
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Business and Economy Development In East Austin (PA 682A)

Fall 2006. East Austin, a long aggrieved and misunderstood area, is undergoing dramatic change. Low-income and minority (African-American and Hispanic) communities in this area date from the 1930s and until recent times,... More
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Business and the Environment (MKT 382)

Environmental issues affect firms in many ways and often cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines, such as economics, marketing, engineering and law. In this course, we focus on the design and implementation of ma... More
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Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (MKT 382)

This course will cover a variety of topics relevant to business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Although for administrative reasons the course is listed under marketing, it is not a marketing course and shoul... More
Faculty & Staff

Butler, John C.

Valuation, Energy Finance, Corporate Financial Planning More
Faculty & Staff

Butler, John S.

JOHN SIBLEY BUTLER performs research in organizational behavior and entrepreneurship, specifically immigrant and minority entrepreneurship, and his books include Entrepreneurship and Self-Help Among Black America: A Reco... More
Centers & Institutes

Center for Energy Finance Education & Research (CEFER)

The Department of Finance at the Mccombs School of Business has identified energy finance and financial risk management as key areas for innovative research and curriculum development. Energy and capital markets are und... More
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Children's Environmental Health (GRG 356)

Each year, hundreds of chemicals are found in Americans of all ages, including lead, mercury, dioxins and PCBs. Studies have detected antibacterial agents from liquid soaps in infants' cord blood, breast milk, and childr... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

CleanTech Concentration - Business Administration (MBA)

The CleanTech concentration prepares you for a career in renewable energy, energy efficiency and emissions abatement. This field is one of the fastest growing employment areas for MBAs. Clean technology companies are see... More
Research & Initiatives

Communicating Science, Health, Environment, and Risk (ComSHER)

The members of ComSHER are dedicated to the pursuit of high quality mass communication scholarship and high academic and professional standards for mass communication education - particularly as these relate to science c... More
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Communication Development & Social Enterprise (MKT 372)

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Comparative Environmental Law (LAW 241P)

Property rights and the environment, constitutional basis for environmental protection, sustainable development and the role of law, environmental enforcement, and trade and environment. Law 241P, 341P and 379M (Topic: C... More
Research & Initiatives

Cool It

My research is featured in this documentary, which addresses possible responses to climate change. More
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Corporate Governance (MAN 385 62; MKT 382; LAW 354D)

Introduction to the data and tools used to analyze the business environment and enable marketing decision making. Uses real-world data and problems to evaluate strategic market opportunities and assess the impact of mark... More
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Corporate Social Responsible International Business (IB 372)

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Cross-Border Water Management (GRG 391; GEO 391; MES 381; PA 682)

This course is concerned with environmental management across three sets of borders: (a) the Mexico-Texas border; (b) the boundaries between the Palestinian Authority and Israel; and (c) the border between Pakistan and I... More
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Cross-Disciplinary Global Project Development: U.S. and Abroad (S W 360K; S W 395K)

Community-based project development is an effort to create positive change to enhance people's lives. Yet, the current U.S. discourse on global development is often limited to a location abroad” while domestic project ... More
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Customer Strategy (MKT 382)

Today, businesses have recognized the power of deep, creative understanding of customers, and the financial benefits of creating systematic responses to customer needs throughout the enterprise and beyond. Successful com... More
Faculty & Staff

Doggett, John

John Doggett's research and teaching interests include international entrepreneurship, global competition and Sustainability and Energy. Since 1999, Professor Doggett has spent part of each summer and winter teaching cou... More
Faculty & Staff

Dyer, James

James Dyer received his B.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. His research and teaching interests include risk management, multiple criteria decision making, and capital budgeting. Professor Dyer has off... More
Research & Initiatives

Dynamics of Small-Scale Fisheries in Baja California Sur

Small-scale fisheries engage over 90% of the world’s fishers and produce over half the worlds annual marine fish catch, and are one of the dominant influences on coastal ecosystems. I am co-PI in an interdisciplinary r... More
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Economic Analysis in the Petroleum Industry (EER 396/PGE 389)

Graduate seminar covering a wide range of issues in energy and earth resources. Cross-listed with PGE. More
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Economic Considerations in Transportation System Development & Operations

An essential backbone of regional and national economies, transportation has a myriad of associations and impacts. An understanding of the casual mechanisms behind, and the extent of, these associations and impacts can b... More
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Economic Development and Social Change (SOC 395D)

This seminar aims to provide a general introduction to the field of economic development and social change. It will cover both macro sociological and micro sociological issues: economic development, the organization of ... More
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Economy/Value/Quality of Life (URB 352; ARC 350R)

In this course, each student is asked to consider the evolution and existence of both 'qualitative' and 'quantitative' worldviews/value systems/reality systems/systems of evaluation and how each create situations where f... More
Research & Initiatives

Ecosystem Based Management Tools Project

Increased population growth in coastal areas can result in pollution, habitat loss and degradation, overfishing, invasive species, and increased threats due to coastal hazards. Understanding the linkages between land use... More
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Electric Power Law (LAW 397S)

This three-credit seminar course will survey the most prominent current legal issues affecting the electric power industry. Taught by two practicing attorneys - the Executive VP and General Counsel of Energy Future Holdi... More
Centers & Institutes

Electric Vehicle Transportation and Electricity Convergence Center (EV-TEC)

The Electric Vehicle Transportation and Electricity Convergence (EV-TEC) Center represents a joint effort by Texas A&M University, The University of Texas at Austin, the National Science Foundation, and numerous corporat... More
Faculty & Staff

Elkins, Jules

Medical geography, environmental health economics, children's environmental health. More
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Emerging Issues In Renewable Energy Policy (LAW 279M)

This course will cover federal legislative initiatives regarding climate change, renewable energy standards, and transmission policy from a renewable project developer\'s perspective. We will discuss the impact of provis... More
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Energy and Earth Resource Economics (EER 396;PGE 383)

Required core course for Energy and Earth Resources graduate students. Graduate seminar covering a wide range of issues in energy and earth resources. Cross-listed with PGE 383. More
Research & Initiatives

Energy and Innovation: Structural Change and Policy Implications

The move towards sustainable energy production and use is one the most challenging and profound changes currently taking place in the world’s established and emerging economies. Energy and Innovation: Structural Change... More
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Energy and Society (TC 357K)

An overview of energy and its role in culture, economics, war, and international affairs. Introduction to quantitative concepts in energy, including the differences among fuels and energy technologies. More
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Energy Development & Policy (BGS 380; C E 397; LAW 397S; M E 397; P A 388K)

This interdisciplinary course will introduce students to the legal, business, and technical facets of energy development and entrepreneurship. The course is structured around four potential development sites—two wind d... More
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Energy Economics (ECO 350K)

This course is intended as a survey of the economics of various resource and energy markets, both in the U.S. and globally. The course will emphasize traditional economic models and their application to relevant energy... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Energy Finance Concentration -- Business Administration (MBA)

After acceptance into the McCombs School, students have several choices of specializations from which to choose to pursue in their final year, including energy finance. Although an energy or finance background is not req... More
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Energy Finance Practicum (FIN 394 15)

Work with real companies on real projects determined by the client organizations. More
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Energy Law (LEB 380.31; PA 388K; LAW 379M; EER 396)

This course is intended to introduce graduate students to the ways in which legal/regulatory systems affect the energy industry, and to the important economic and political concerns that underlie the regulation of produc... More
Centers & Institutes

Energy Management and Innovation Center

The mission of the Energy Management and Innovation Center is to contribute to a better understanding of the economic, commercial, and policy issues involved in the production, distribution, and consumption of energy. More
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Engineering and Public Policy (CHE 379, CHE 384)

This course introduces advanced undergraduates and graduate students to issues at the interface of science, technology, public policy. Students will explore perspectives in the policy decision-making process — agenda... More
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Engineering Biology: Prospects for Biofuels to Biomedicine (UGS 302)

We have mastered the ability to alter bacteria and yeasts in such a way as to revolutionize energy production, health technology, the chemical industry, and environmental protection. We will examine the underlying techno... More
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Environmental and Natural Resources Economics (ECO 359M)

This course will study the economics of public policy toward natural resources and the environment. It is designed primarily for advanced undergraduates in economics. Prerequisites include microeconomics and calculus. We... More
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Environmental Communication (PR 378)

This course focuses on public opinion/attitudes and communications campaigns related to the environment. This elective is offered periodically. More
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Environmental Dispute Resolution (CRP 381)

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Environmental Economics (ECO 384N.1)

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Environmental Economics for Non-Economists (UGS 303)

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Environmental Policy and Ethics (CRP 383; LAR 382K)

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Environmental Regulation of Business (LEB 380; PA 388R)

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Environmental Resources and Economic Growth (ECO 330T)

This course presents non-majors with an economic perspective on the social issues that come up in the use of environmental and natural resources. This means we cover topics such as the development of economic prescriptio... More
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Environmental, Social and Governance Investing (372)

The purpose of this course is two-fold: (1) to provide a conceptual and theoretical foundation for corporate ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) policies and actions and investors’ preferences regarding such p... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility Concentration -- Business Administration (MBA)

Ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues loom larger than ever in business decision-making, and the ability to manage these issues is a core leadership skill. The MBA concentration in Ethics & Corporate S... More
Research & Initiatives

Ethics Unwrapped

Ethics Unwrapped is a unique video series that encourages ethical decision-making and behavior in business and beyond. Using the tools of psychology and related fields, this new area of study explores the organizational ... More
Research & Initiatives

Export Growth, Energy Costs, and Sustainable Supply Chains

The research examines sustainable supply chains in North America and the role played by rail intermodal operations in lowering ten-mile fuel and emission costs. It examines whether current systems favor imports over expo... More
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Farming, Food, and Global Hunger (GRG 356T)

This course focuses on contemporary transformations in global agro-food systems from a social science perspective. Employing an interdisciplinary approach, we will explore recent changes in agricultural production, marke... More
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Foundations of International Relations and Global Studies (IRG 320F)

This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge in a particular subject area related to international relations and global studies, providing a link between the introductory course (IRG 301) and capstone semina... More
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Foundations of Organizational Behavior and Administration (MAN 320F)

This upper-division course is designed for non-business majors. The course is structured to provide students with an introduction to management of organizations and organizational behavior. Emphasis is placed on the impo... More
Research & Initiatives

Fracking Regulations: Is Federal Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation Around the Corner?

Natural gas burns more cleanly than either coal or oil, is available domestically, and is seen by many as a “bridge fuel” between our traditional dependence on coal and oil and a cleaner energy future. So it’s no s... More
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Garden City to New Community (ARC 386M; ARC 350R; LAR 388; CRP 386)

This graduate seminar examines the search to establish new communities. It looks at the ideals, theories, and principles that people have held in the belief that a designed community is preferable to random incremental g... More
Faculty & Staff

Gavin, Francis

A historian by training, Francis J. Gavin\'s teaching and research interests focus on U.S. foreign policy, global governance, national security affairs, nuclear strategy and arms control, presidential policymaking, and t... More
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Global Energy Transactions (LAW 379M; FIN 390; EER 396)

This course is open to students in the Law School, McCombs School of Business and the Energy and Earth Resources Program in the Jackson School of Geosciences. It will cover the following legal topics: applicable legal re... More
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Global Environmental Governance (PA 388K)

This short five week course will introduce students to major aspects of global environmental governance including the leading international organizations dealing with environmental problems, the significant pieces of glo... More
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Globalization (SOC S340C )

This course provides an overview of the interrelated processes of economic, political, and cultural globalization. Under the heading of economic globalization, we will focus on multinational corporations, international f... More
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Globalization, Conflict, Resistance (GRG 387D)

This course will explore the nuts and bolts of globalization in its economic, political, cultural and geographical entirety. We will delve into theories from all sides of the globalization debate – through a seminar fo... More
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Green Technology Law & Policy (LAW 397S )

This course will examine the legal, business, and policy dimensions of current efforts in the U.S. to promote the development and diffusion of green technologies. Drawing on recent legislative and policy developments at ... More
Faculty & Staff

Hoyer, Wayne

Wayne D. Hoyer holds the James L. Bayless/William S. Farrish Fund Chair for Free Enterprise. Dr. Hoyer joined the faculty of The University of Texas in the Spring of 1981 after receiving his Ph.D. (1980), M.S. (1979), an... More
Centers & Institutes

IC2 Institute

As an interdisciplinary research unit of The University of Texas at Austin, the IC2 Institute has advanced the Theory and Practice of Entrepreneurial Wealth Creation. The theories and hypotheses developed at IC2 are test... More
Research & Initiatives

Impacts of Energy Developments on the Texas Transportation System

Texas's energy sector has a critical impact—historically and currently—on both the state economy and the Texas transportation system. The state’s various transportation modes, including rail, highways, pipelines, a... More
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Inequality (PA 388K)

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International Development (PA 388K)

Any foray into international development must have a firm grounding in the major theories, history and strategies of international development. This course is designed to provide this comprehensive foundation. Among the ... More
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International Human Rights Law (LAW 348E)

The course provides an overview of modern international human rights law, including its history and development since the 1940s. It considers domestic, regional and international legal systems -including international cr... More
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International Nutrition: Developing World (NTR 321)

Nutrition-related issues in the developing world, including nutrient deficiency and disease, concerns in vulnerable populations (pregnancy, infancy, childhood, and old age), and food aid. Nutrition 321 and 360 (Topic 2: ... More
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International Petroleum Concessions/Agreements (PGE 383, EMR 396, PGE 363)

The course examines the international agreements and fiscal regimes that are applied to petroleum exploration and development in countries around the world. It focuses on the relationship between oil companies and host... More
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International Petroleum Transactions (LAW 382F )

International Petroleum Transactions is essentially a course in international business that is taught in the context of the petroleum and energy industries. More
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International Sustainable Social Development (CRP 381)

This course responds to the increasing interest of our graduate students in working with nongovernmental organizations in international community development. The course offers a conceptual framework for sustainable soc... More
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Introduction to International Relations and Global Studies (IRG 301)

This course serves as an introduction to the College of Liberal Arts’ interdisciplinary major, International Relations and Global Studies. Students will engage with many broad questions relating to the contemporary wor... More
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Introduction to Risk Management and Insurance (RM 357e)

The Introduction to Risk Management & Insurance course is designed for upper division students interested in Enterprise or Strategic Risk Management decision-making. The course of study includes work with public policy c... More
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Invasion Ecology (BIO 384K)

Our understanding of the problems associated with species invasions has grown dramatically in recent years due to the large numbers of species introductions, their sometimes severe negative impacts, and the economic cost... More
Faculty & Staff

Irwin, Julie

Judgment and Decision Making, Marketing Communication, Public Policy, Research Methodology, Statistical Analysis, Business Statistics, Consumer Behavior, Dot-com Industry, Environmental Studies, Public Policy More
Faculty & Staff

Jablonowski, Christopher

Associate Director of the Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program. His recent empirical research has focused on well construction technology assessment; cost modeling and benchmarking of drilling and facilities; turn... More
Faculty & Staff

Kahlor, LeeAnn

Dr. Kahlor’s primary research interest is in health and environmental risk communication with an emphasis on information seeking and processing. She has won awards from the International Communication Association and t... More
Faculty & Staff

King, Carey

Dr. Carey King studies energy systems, how they work together, how they impact the environment, and how and why humans as a society consume energy resources. He specializes in dynamic systems modeling and nonlinear optim... More
Faculty & Staff

Kockelman, Kara

Modeling of travel behavior, location choice decisions, and the connection between urban form and travel; Planning and policy-making in the context of intra-urban personal travel needs and land development; Roadway safet... More
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Law, Ethics, & Corporate Social Responsibility (BGS 381)

Examines corporate responsibility issues and the tools necessary to manage relationships with external stakeholders such as governments, nongovernmental organizations, and communities in legal, political, and cultural co... More
Faculty & Staff

Leite, Fernanda L.

Dr. Leite's research interests include: computer-aided engineering and design; product and process modeling; construction management; building information modeling; information technology for project management; life-cyc... More
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Management Sustainability Practicum (MAN 385)

This practicum is for students who want to work with senior managers from H.E.B., Wal-Mart, Inc. and the U.S. Council for Sustainable Development to develop a complete ?business case? for a series of sustainability proje... More
Research & Initiatives

Mega-Region Freight Issues in Texas: A Synopsis

Megaregions originate from the work of French geographer Jean Gottmann, which described a new urban form, Megalopolis, to characterize the network of interconnected cities from Boston to Washington, D.C. along the Atlant... More
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Mineral Resources, Society, and the Environment (GEO 341)

Nature and origin of mineral resources; their discovery, extraction, and uses; and their relationship to global history, economics, and the environment. Three lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester... More
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Modeling Residential Sorting Effects to Understand the Impact of the Built Environment on Commute Mode Choice

This research examined the significance of residential sorting or self selection effects in understanding the impacts of the built environment on travel choices. Land use and transportation system attributes are often tr... More
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Multiparty Conflict Resolution in Energy and Environmental Matters (LAW 379M)

Energy development, natural resource use and environmental cases often involve complex legal,technical and policy-related issues, affecting multiple parties. Resolution of conflicts may require coordination of multiple g... More
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Natural Resource Policy (PA 388L)

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Faculty & Staff

Oden, Michael

Economic Development Planning; Regional Theory; Applied Planning Methods; Housing Policy More
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Opportunity on the Horizon: Photovoltaics in Texas

Photovoltaic devices convert the light of the sun into electricity. Photovoltaics (PV) have been a long time in development from the discovery of the photovoltaic effect in 1839 to the manufacture of the first silicon-b... More
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Policy and Law (EER 396)

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Political Ecology (GRG 387G)

An introduction to the history of development theory, economic globalization, studies in the history of science, issues of social justice, and critical studies of environmental history. Three lecture hours a week for one... More
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Political Ecology of Globalization and Environmental Degredation (GRG 350D)

Study of current environmental problems from the perspective of political ecology, which critically examines political, economic, and social relations between humans and the natural world. Uses case studies from Africa, ... More
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Political Economy of Global Energy (PA 388k)

This course will introduce students to the major theoretical frameworks commonly used to analyze the design and implementation of public policies related to energy issues, and the response of the energy industry to those... More
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Potential Value Extraction from TxDOT’s Right of Way and Other Property Assets

Many State Departments of Transportation, including the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), are increasingly challenged by inadequate funding from traditional federal and state fuel taxes. These taxes were concei... More
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Project Management and Economics (ARE 323 K)

Solving economic problems related to construction and engineering; construction project management techniques; characteristics of construction organizations, equipment, and methods. In relation to sustainability, student... More
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Public Health in Global Context (N 390D)

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Quality Growth Toolbox

Under the leadership of Professors Robert Paterson, Rachael Rawlins and Chandra Bhat, with support from partners Envision Central Texas, UT’s Center for Transportation Research and CSD, faculty and students have develo... More
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Quantifying the Tradeoffs of Energy

Sponsors: Power Across Texas and major industrial partners More
Faculty & Staff

Rai, Varun

Natural Resource Economics, Engineering-Economic analysis of energy systems; Energy policies of China and India; Climate change economics and policy; Technological innovation and diffusion More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Resource Economics and Econometrics Module - Energy and Earth Resources (MA)

The Energy and Earth Resources Graduate Program provides the opportunity for students to prepare themselves in management, finance, economics, law and policy leading to analytical and leadership positions in resource?rel... More
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Resource Management / Recycling (CRP 383)

Resource Management and Recycling (CRP 383) provides students a working knowledge of the history, trends, conflicts, and opportunities presented by the growing resource and solid waste crises. The class focuses on achiev... More
Faculty & Staff

Richter, Brian

Brian Richter is interested in understanding how economic actors respond to the institutional environments in which they operate—and study related questions by bringing appropriate, and sometimes new, methodological to... More
Faculty & Staff

Ronn, Ehud

Dr. Ronn’s research is primarily in the area of energy risk: modeling, measurement and management. He has published articles on banking, investments, interest rate-sensitive instruments, and energy derivatives in acade... More
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Science & Law (LAW 397S)

Science is integral to our modern technological society and is used in myriad ways to formulate and challenge public policy. This seminar will examine issues of science policy and regulation as they arise in biotechnolog... More
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Science, Economics, and Politics of Energy Production (TC 357)

A detailed examination, from an engineering perspective, of the science, technology, economics and politics of non-renewable and renewable energy production and distribution. Renewable energy sources, e.g. wind, solar, p... More
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Seminar: Solving Environmental Problems (LAW 397S; EER 396)

This course will explore important limitations of environmental regulatory programs, with an emphasis on devising and implementing creative solutions that address gaps in both regulatory oversight and enforcement. Half o... More
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Social & Ethical Responsibility of Business (BGS 381L)

Examines ethical aspects of the managerial decision-making process and the application of fundamental ethical principles to business, legal, and social problems. Includes ethical implications of financial markets, race a... More
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Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Business (LEB 380 1)

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Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business (BGS 325 )

Course objectives include: Identify ethical issues that arise in everyday business and social situations; Demonstrate knowledge and application of ethical principle; Apply ethical reasoning and critical analysis to real-... More
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Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business (BGS 325)

Examines ethical aspects of the decision-making processes of managers and employees. Also explores responsibility of firms to society and other constituencies. More
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Social Change in Developing Nations (SOC 324K)

Overview of changing social structure in the Third World. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Social Enterprise Concentration - Master in Business Administration (MBA)

The McCombs School of Business concentration in social enterprise offers students insight into the industry through unique courses and events and prepares them for career opportunities related to this concentration - eve... More
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Society, Technology, and the Environment (UGS 302)

This seminar will focus on the economic and environmental impact of technology and what it means to be a producer, a consumer, and a citizen. More
Faculty & Staff

Sonnier, Garrett

Dr. Sonnier research focuses on Bayesian Methods and Brand Management. In his class Environmental Issues in Marketing he addresses the integration of knowledge from industrial organization theory, environmental and resou... More
Faculty & Staff

Spence, David

Professor Spence's research and teaching focuses on business-government relations and the regulation of business, particularly energy and environmental regulation. Additionally, he is interested in environmental law, ene... More
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Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility (Graduate) (BGS 380D)

Companies are increasingly choosing to embrace corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives in which they not only exceed legal requirements they face but also take action beyond what is being discussed in public po... More
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Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility (Undergraduate) (BGS 372)

Companies are increasingly choosing to embrace corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives—in which they not only exceed legal requirements they face but also take action beyond what is being discussed in public ... More
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Sustainability Planning (C E 397)

Sustainability increasingly drives the decisions of consumers, producers, institutions, and governments. Thus, appropriate decision paradigms and improved analytical techniques are needed. Drawing on a broad array of dis... More
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Sustainable Cities (CRP 391D)

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Sustainable Development (GRG 342C; GRG396T)

Historical and contemporary analysis of international development with a focus on the prospects for environmental sustainability. Asian Studies 342C and Geography 342C may not both be counted. More
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Sustainable Economic Development (CRP 385C; CRP 383)

This course provides a survey of major theories of urban economic development and current initiatives by federal, state and local governments to improve regional and local economic performance. A special emphasis of this... More
Degree Plans & Curricula

Sustainable Energy Systems Certificate - Mechanical Engineering

Access to energy directly correlates with the quality of life we enjoy. Today, we face the grand challenge of meeting the energy needs of a growing population while minimizing the adverse effects of these technologies on... More
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Sustaining a Planet (UGS 303; GEO 302P)

Overview of the three main pillars of sustainability: economy, societal equity, and environment. Examines sustainability and the environment from the perspective of multiple disciplines. Three lecture hours and one and ... More
Faculty & Staff

Swearingen, Scott

Sociology, sustainability, service-learning, urban development, planning. More
Research & Initiatives

Technoeconomic Modeling of Integrating Wind Into the Grid

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Degree Plans & Curricula

Texas MBA+ Leadership Program

As Texas MBAs develop into influential business leaders, the Texas MBA+ Leadership Program facilitates an individually tailored professional development and leadership experience. MBA+ provides an evolving series of serv... More
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The City and Urbanization (SOC 346)

346. The City and Urbanization. Same as Urban Studies 354 (Topic 6: The City and Urbanization). Examination of urbanization from a cross-national perspective: discrimination and racial inequality in urban labor markets. ... More
Research & Initiatives

The Economics of Climate Engineering

This work addresses possible responses to climate change. More
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The Politics of National Energy Policy Reform

Can we or should we bear the costs of reform now, such as higher energy prices and higher prices for energy intensive products? Will the benefits exceed the costs? Collectively, these questions have been the focus of a g... More
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The Role of Demography and Markets in Determining Deforestation Rates Near Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar

The highland forests of Madagascar are home to some of the world's most unique and diverse flora and fauna and to some of its poorest people. This juxtaposition of poverty and biodiversity is continually reinforced by ra... More
Research & Initiatives

The Sustainability Penalty

Despite the widespread attention that sustainability and ethical consumerism is receiving sales of sustainable products (i.e., those with a beneficial social and/or environmental impact) still represent “only a small f... More
Faculty & Staff

Titman, Sheridan

Dr. Titman has a national reputation for his research on corporate finance, real estate and asset pricing issues. He currently blogs on energy policy from a financial economist’s perspective. Keywords: Valuation, Energ... More
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Topics In Sustainable Development (ARC 386C; CRP 383; MAN 385; LAW 379M; P A 388K)

This course is a trans-disciplinary graduate level seminar designed to critically explore the theory and practice of sustainable development from a variety of perspectives. The class is cross-listed in business, architec... More
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Topics in United States History: Building America, Engineering Society and Culture from 1867-1980 (HIS 317L)

This course looks at roughly 100 years of building in American society. It will focus on the ways in which politicians, architects, engineers, construction workers, naturalists, environmentalists, novelists, filmmakers a... More
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Transboundary Water Resources (CE 397)

Availability of an adequate supply of water of acceptable quality has been identified as one of the pressing problems facing many countries in the next decades. Further, most water sources in many parts of the world are ... More
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Transportation Economics (PA 393L)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the manner in which the economic principles of demand, supply, pricing, efficiency, investment, externalities, and analytical techniques (such as... More
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Transportation Economics (CE 392T)

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Faculty & Staff

Tretter, Eliot M

Eliot Tretter does research on urban development. He has been researching the role of the environmental movement in shaping Austin's urban politics. More
Research & Initiatives

University of Texas Energy Poll

The Energy Management & Innovation Center (EMIC) within the University of Texas McCombs School of Business is launching a new groundbreaking public opinion poll to measure and report on US consumer opinions and attitudes... More
Research & Initiatives

Using Item Response Theory to Improve Measurement in Strategic Management Research: An Application to Corporate Social Responsibility

We introduce item response theory (IRT) to management and strategy research. IRT explicitly models firms’ and individuals’ observable actions in order to measure unobserved, latent characteristics. IRT models have he... More
Courses

Vertical Studio: Middle Class Sustainability? Sea Ranch (ARC 393)

By “middle class sustainability” I mean a set of living habits that are consistent with both contemporary middle class social values and the environmental conditions and forces found in the place where those habi... More
Faculty & Staff

Walton, Michael

Dr. Walton researches intelligent transportation systems and intermodal freight logistics in addition to transportation systems engineering, planning, operations and policy analysis. Dr. Walton is a member of the Nationa... More
Courses

Water and Society (TC 357)

Topics will include an introduction to quantitative concepts in water, including the differences among treatment methods and technologies, but will primarily focus on the societal aspects, such as culture, economics, war... More
Courses

Water Resources Planning and Mangement (CE 385D )

Application of engineering economics, microeconomic theory, and operations research to the planning and management of water systems; major topics include flood control, hydroelectric power, water supply, multiobjective p... More
Faculty & Staff

Weaver, Catherine

Dr. Weaver's research focuses on the organizational culture, behavior and reform of international financial institutions, foremost the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. She also teaches on international dev... More
Courses

Wilderness in American Culture-W (AMS 311S)

From clear-cutting in old growth forests to backcountry camping in isolated mountain ranges, Americans have imagined and interacted with "wilderness" in multiple ways: as a howling desert, a source of lumber and valuable... More
Research & Initiatives

Wind Energy and Electricity Markets

Many jurisdictions are greatly increasing the amount of wind production, with the expectation that increasing renewables will reduce greenhouse emissions.  This paper discusses the interaction of increasing wind, transm... More
Faculty & Staff

Zarnikau, Jay

Jay Zarnikau provides consulting assistance to clients in the energy industry on issues related to energy conservation, the restructuring of electricity markets, energy pricing, and resource planning. His consulting work... More