Kill Your Status Quo

Teaching here and there

Leiden University College (Fall 2014 to present)

Class Documents (PDF unless specified)

Principles of Economics (100 level)

Microeconomics (200 level)

Common Pool Resource Challenges (100 level)

Environmental Economics (300 level)

Growth and Development (300 level)


Economics of Natural Resources (ECN 362)
Simon Fraser University
Spring 2014

Class Documents (PDFs): Syllabus   HW #1 (Key)   HW #2 (Key) HW #3 (Analysis)   HW #4 (Key)

Briefing #1    Briefing #2    Midterm (Key)    Final (Key)

Lectures are either 50 or 100 minutes (YouTube playlist).
Be sure to watch in HD.

Date YouTube videos Audio MP3s
7 Jan -- Lecture 1 1hr 33m1h 34m
9 Jan -- Lecture 2 48m48m
14 Jan -- Lecture 3 1 hr 40m50m and 51m
16 Jan -- Lecture 4 50m50m
21 Jan -- Lecture 5 1h 37m1h 37m
23 Jan -- Lecture 6 53m53m
28 Jan -- Lecture 7 1h 38m1h 38m
30 Jan -- Lecture 8 54m54m
4 Feb -- Lecture 9 58m [PDF slides]1h 42m
6 Feb -- Lecture 10 48m 48m
18 Feb -- Lecture 11 1h 38m 1h 38m
20 Feb -- Lecture 12 21m 21m
27 Feb -- Lecture 13 49m 49m
4 Mar -- Lecture 14 1h 42m 1h 42m
6 Mar -- Lecture 15 48m 48m
13 Mar -- Lecture 16 52m [PDF slides] 52m
18 Mar -- Lecture 17 1h 38m 1h 38m
20 Mar -- Lecture 18 50m 50m
27 Mar -- Lecture 19 50m 50m
1 Apr -- Lecture 20 1hr 35m 1hr 35m
3 Apr -- Lecture 21 51m 51m
8 Apr -- Lecture 22 1hr 44m 1hr 44m
Student evaluations PDF

Totally biased feedback:
I gained a lot useful knowledge from this class. At first I would thought this class was more of a theory-based class. I would learn a lot of models like I did in Econ 301 and 305. On the contrary, this is a very practical class, many stuff I learned can actually apply to real life and remind me what something has happened or is happening around me, just that I never paid attention to it. Moreover, through the process of doing briefing, blog post and homework 3 and 4, I also gained new knowledge about environment issues.


The political economy of natural resources in
North America, Asia and Oceania (ECN 482)
Simon Fraser University
Spring 2014

Class Documents (PDFs): Syllabus   

Date Audio MP3s
7 Jan -- Seminar 1 49m
9 Jan -- Seminar 2 1h 37m
14 Jan -- Seminar 3 50m
16 Jan -- Seminar 4 1h 40m
21 Jan -- Seminar 5 51m
23 Jan -- Seminar 6 1h 46m
28 Jan -- Seminar 7 52m
30 Jan -- Seminar 8 1h 43m
4 Feb -- Seminar 9 45m
6 Feb -- Seminar 10 1h 54m*
18 Feb -- Seminar 11 54m
20 Feb -- Seminar 12 74m
25 Feb -- No recording
27 Feb -- Seminar 13 1h 35m**
4 Mar -- Raymond on Wind Power in China [pdf] 48
6 Mar -- Jessie on Solar in Golmund and Meiling on South-North canal [pdfs] 1h 40m
13 Mar -- James on Fracking the Barnett Shale and Leo on Geothermal in Iceland [pdfs] 1h 47m
18 Mar -- Vicky on the Embridge pipeline [pdf] 50m
20 Mar -- Vivi on nuclear power in China and JiYeon on the Grand Korean Waterway [pdfs] 1h 41m
27 Mar -- Joy on PM2.5 in Beijing and Jazz on refineries in S. China [pdfs] 1h 45m
1 Apr -- Jilly on reclaiming Toronto's waterfront [pdf] 43m
3 Apr -- Nadia on carbon markets in China and Kale on carbon offsets in Alberta [pdfs] 1h 43
8 Apr -- Aleks on LNG in BC [pdf] 50m
Student evaluations PDF
* Recorder ran during the break. ** Battery died.

Environmental Economics in Practice (ENR21806)
Wageningen UR
Period 4 2013

Date: Topic (Speaker) Slides Audio mp3s (1.5 hrs)
12.02: Transportation (Zetland) PDFTalk
13.02: Port of Rotterdam (Peelen) MISSINGTalk
14.02: Water (Hellegers) PDFTalk
15.02: Environment (Brons) PDF1, PDF2Talk
19.02: Energy (Hellegers) PDFTalk
20.02: Shell Renewables (Castelein) MISSINGTalk [first 25min]
21.02: Indicators (Zetland) PDFTalk
22.02: Carbon statistics (Hoekstra) PDFTalk
26.02: Marine Resources (Groeneveld) PDF MISSING
27.02: Marine Resources (Balsfoort) PDF Talk
28.02: Cost-Benefit (Groeneveld) PDF Talk 1 and Talk 2
01.03: Cost-Benefit (Nieuwkamer) MISSING Talk 1 and Talk 2
Assignment 1 (Transport) Questions [PDF] Answers [same PDF]
Assignment 2 (Indicators) Questions [PDF] Answers [XLSX]
Final (Q 1 and 4) Questions and Answers [PDF]
Evaluation* David Zetland as instructor [PDF]
* Question 1.1: Use of English; 1.2: Use of materials; 1.3: Inspiration/interest

Environmental Economics for Environmental Sciences (ENR21306)
Wageningen UR
Period 2 2012

Homework pdfs: 7&8 (answers) and 9&10 (answers)

Date Slides Audio mp3s
20 Nov PDFPart 1 Part 2
21 Nov PDFno Part 1 Part 2
28 Nov PDFPart 1 Part 2
29 Nov PDFPart 1 (C&T game) Part 2
4 Dec PDFPart 1 Part 2
5 Dec PDFPart 1 Part 2
6 Dec No slidesPart 1 Part 2
17 Dec Final [pdf] Answers [pdf]
Evaluation David Zetland as instructor [PDF]
* Question 1.1: Use of English; 1.2: Use of materials; 1.3: Inspiration/interest

Water policies for people
Marginal Revolution University
14 Nov 2012



Integrated Water Resources Management
Wageningen UR
Period 2 2012

I talked about the economics and ran an in-class All-in-auction with students [no audio].

Here are my slides [pps], audio for the talk [45 min 31 min mp3s], and the AiA instructions [doc].


Water economics
IHE-UNESCO, Delft
Summer 2011

I lectured to international students studying watershed management at the Institute for Water Education

The class was based on The End of Abundance but covered only a few chapters in the book.

These are MMS (not HTTP) links so your browser will ask you to use a video player (like Windows Media Player) when you click
Introduction
Lecture 1
Lecture 2
Lecture 3
Lecture 4
Lecture 5
Lecture 6
Lecture 7
Lecture 8


Environmental Economics and Policy 100
UC Berkeley
Fall 2009

Class Documents (PDFs): Syllabus   HW1 [Answers]    HW2 [Answers]    HW3 [Answers]    Briefing 1    Briefing 2

Lectures are 80 minutes (YouTube playlist).
Be sure to turn up the volume and watch in HD.
You can also turn on subtitles in 50 languages.
Click on little pyramid in the lower-right corner to get "cc" (for close-captioned) and choose your language.

Lecture Date Video Audio Transcript
1 Aug 27 YouTube MP3 PDF
2 Sep 1 (Claire Tompkins) YouTube* MP3 PDF
3 Sep 3 (Damian Bickett) YouTube* MP3 PDF
4 Sep 8 YouTube MP3 PDF
5 Sep 10 YouTube MP3 PDF
6 Sep 15 YouTube MP3* PDF
7 Sep 17 YouTube MP3 PDF
8 Sep 22 YouTube MP3 PDF
9 Sep 24 YouTube MP3 PDF
10 Sep 29 YouTube MP3 PDF
11 Oct 1 YouTube MP3 PDF
12 Oct 6 YouTube MP3 PDF
13 Oct 8 YouTube MP3 PDF
14 Oct 13 YouTube MP3 PDF
Midterm [Answers]
15 Oct 20 YouTube MP3 PDF
16 Oct 22 YouTube MP3 PDF
17 Oct 27 YouTube MP3 PDF
18 Oct 29 YouTube MP3 PDF
19 Nov 3 YouTube MP3 PDF
20 Nov 5 YouTube MP3 PDF
21 Nov 10 YouTube MP3 PDF
22 Nov 12 (Ties Rijcken) YouTube MP3 PDF
23 Nov 17 YouTube MP3 PDF
24 Nov 19 YouTube MP3 PDF
25 Nov 24 YouTube MP3 PDF
26 Dec 1 YouTube MP3 PDF
27 Dec 3 YouTube MP3 PDF
28 Dec 8 YouTube MP3 PDF
Final [Answers]
* Only part of this lecture (the audio or video) was recorded. Sorry!