Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Advanced Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, 15.0 credits

The course is offered as independent course

What policy should we use to achieve a certain environmental quality at the lowest cost? How shall the combination of costly actions in different countries be in order to achieve an international cooperation? How much fish can be taken without running the risk of extinguishing it in the long run? What is the value of a cleaner Baltic Sea? What are the relationships between population, economic growth and environment? To what extent can the government or any other federal authority change property rights in order to improve the environmental quality? Advanced economic theory and methods are analysed and applied during the class to answer these questions.

Prerequisites

Knowledge corresponding to 120 credits of which 90 credits in economics.

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens

21,250 SEK

Time

7 Nov 2011 - 15 Jan 2012, 100%, Daytime

Cycle
Advanced
Subjects
Economics, Environmental Science
Application code
SLU-20109
Location
Uppsala
Distance
No
Language
English

Responsible department

Department of Economics

Course leader

Katarina Elofsson
Telephone: 018-671798
E-mail: katarina.elofsson@slu.se

Evaluation

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Contacts

Kursledare

Katarina Elofsson
ekonomi, enviromental and natural resource economics
katarina.elofsson@slu.se
018-671798

Kursadministratörer

Elizabeth Hillerius
ekonomi, tillämpad statistik och matematik
Elizabeth.Hillerius@slu.se
018-673555

Lärare

Dennis Collentine
mark och miljö, avd för biogeofysik och vattenvård
Dennis.Collentine@slu.se
018-672606

Sarah Säll
ekonomi, enviromental and natural resource economics
sarah.sall@slu.se
018-671759

Föreläsare

Lars Drake
ekonomi, företagsekonomi
Lars.Drake@slu.se
018-671713

Student representative

Lisa Hansson Björk
lirk0001@stud.slu.se

Syllabus

NA0152 Advanced Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, 15.0 credits

Advanced Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

as course independent of study programme.The course was offered for the last time 2014.

Syllabus approved: 2008-12-08  (From AS 2009 to AS 2014)

Versions:     1.  AS 2009  -  AS 2014

Subjects: Economics/Environmental Science

Education cycle: Advanced cycle

Cycle: D

Advanced study in the main field: Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements (A1N)

Marking scale: 5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail
The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Prerequisites:
Knowledge corresponding to 120 credits of which 90 credits in economics.

Objective:
The goal of the course is to give a deeper knowledge in economics, in particular in the field of environmental policy and the management of natural resources. With successful completion of this course, students will have
- comprehensive knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of a market economy when it comes to the solution of environmental problems and the management of natural resources
- high ability to describe various ways to balance environmental goals against other welfare objectives
- a good understanding of the concept of cost efficiency
- high ability to judge about the usefulness of various environmental policy instruments in different situations
- high ability to explain different methods for valuation of the environment
- high ability to explain the possibilities of voluntary solutions to e.g. international environmental problems
- high ability to use economic theory on actual environmental problems, local, regional or global

Content
Description of various environmental problems and economic explanations for why they arise
- Description of various environmental policy instruments
- Analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of various policy instruments in different situations
- Analysis of environmental policy when there is imperfect information
- Valuation of environmental goods which do not have a price on a market
- Advanced strategic behavior in international environmental problems
- Long-run management of natural resources
- Intertemporal pollution control

Implementation
    Scheduled activities Hours Compulsory
     - Lessons approx. 50
     - Exercises approx. 40 Yes
     - Supervision and presentation of project work approx. 10 Yes
     - Examination and evaluation approx. 10
    Group activities, not scheduled
     - Group assignments approx. 40
    Individual studies, not scheduled
     - Literature studies approx. 230
     - Individual tasks approx. 25

    Total approx. 405

Requirements for examination:
Written final exam, project report, assigned exercises and participation in exercises and obligatory meetings.
Passing grade on final exam, passing grade on project report, accepted assignments, and active participation in obligatory exercises and meetings.

  • If there are grounds for it and if it is possible, the examiner is entitled to set supplementary assignments for a student who has not obtained a pass grade on an exam.
  • If a student has a decision from SLU about special pedagogic support due to functional disability, the examiner may set an adapted exam or select an alternative testing method.
  • If this course syllabus is changed or if this course is cancelled, SLU must decide on transitional rules for the assessment of a student who was admitted under the previous course syllabus and has not yet been approved.

Additional information

  • A student who has been admitted to and registered on a course is entitled to receive teaching and/or supervision only for the course date he/she was admitted to.
  • A student who for special reasons is unable to participate in compulsory elements, is entitled an opportunity to recover those elements during a course given at a later date. More information is available in the regulations for education.

Responsible department
Department of Economics

Location
Uppsala


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