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.
7 Nov 2011 - 15 Jan 2012, 100%, Daytime
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Advanced Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
as course independent of study programme.The course was offered for the last time 2014.
2008-12-08 (From AS 2009 to AS 2014)
Advanced study in the main field:
Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements (A1N)
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.
Knowledge corresponding to 120 credits of which 90 credits in economics.
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
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
Joint course literature is established separately and is listed in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information about joint course literature shall be made available not later than eight (8) weeks prior to course start.
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.
General regulations and guidelines for assessment and grading is established in the regulations for education in first and second cycle at SLU.
Department of Economics
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