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
Date Written: 2008
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
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