NutrientNet: An Internet-Based Approach to Teaching Market-Based Policy for Environmental Management

Journal of Economic Education, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 38-54, 2009

36 Pages Posted: 16 May 2008 Last revised: 27 Mar 2015

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To N. Nguyen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Richard T. Woodward

Texas A&M University - Department of Agricultural Economics

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

NutrientNet is an Internet-based environment in which a class can simulate a market-based approach for improving water quality. In NutrientNet, each student receives a role as either a point source or a nonpoint source polluter and then the participants are allowed to trade water quality credits to cost-effectively reduce pollution in a watershed. The authors provide an overview of the content and structure of this website. They focus on the features that make NutrientNet an effective teaching tool for instructors and a rich learning environment for students.

Keywords: market-based approach, nutrient trading, water quality, web-based teaching

JEL Classification: Q28, A22

Suggested Citation

Nguyen, To N. and Woodward, Richard T., NutrientNet: An Internet-Based Approach to Teaching Market-Based Policy for Environmental Management (2008). Journal of Economic Education, Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 38-54, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1134163

To N. Nguyen (Contact Author)

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Richard T. Woodward

Texas A&M University - Department of Agricultural Economics ( email )

College Station, TX 77843-4218
United States
(409) 845-5864 (Phone)

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