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Environmental Economics and Management

In this course you learn the concepts, the tools of analysis and the institutions of environmental economics, policy and management. You learn the basic economic tools to analyse environmental problems, and the principles of business management. You are introduced to the importance of environment and climate, and the principles, the tools of analysis and institutions of environmental policy and their relevance to agriculture and food economy. You familiarise with the concepts of sustainable development, and the limits of management in market economies. Yοu are introduced to benefit-cost analysis, and the concepts of sustainable business management, entrepreneurship and marketing.

dear colleague

welcome to the course Environmental Economics & Management
the course will be under two different codes LB0110 and FÖ0462
but with identical content

The course will be entirely on-line through ZOOM
and all information will be through a single CANVAS page:

our first meeting will be on Tuesday/19/January/09:15-12:00
zoom link:

you will receive more information as we progress

I am looking forward to see you on zoom


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Academic year 2019/2020

Environmental Economics and Management (LB0110-30010) 2020-01-20 - 2020-03-24

LB0110 Environmental Economics and Management, 15.0 Credits

Environmental Economics and Management

Syllabus approved



Business Administration Agricultural science

Education cycle

Master’s level

Advanced study in the main field

Second cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)

Grading 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.



Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to 120 credits, including 90 credits in one of the subjects/educational areas Social Science, Natural Science or Technology, and English 6.


The aim of the course is to give fundamental knowledge in economic models and tools as a basis for discussing and dealing with environmental issues relevant to agriculture and horticulture. The objective is to provide tools for systems analysis based on economic sustainability criteria.

On completion of the course, students will will be able to:
- evaluate and discuss the possibilities and limitations of management in a market economy
- describe and explain the concepts of cost efficiency and welfare economics
- have an understanding of different environmental policy instruments
- compare different methods for valuation of the environment
- analyze differences in view between different actors on environmental problems
- describe and apply the basics of business management, sustainable management, sustainable entrepreneurship and green marketing.


The course draws models from microeconomic theory but also from models of business administration and management via scientific literature, lectures, case studies, seminars and student assignments.
The following are included in the course:

- the cause of environmental problems and the limitations of markets
- marginal theory and efficient use of resources
- environmental policy versus voluntary activities; CSR, labelling and consumer action
- value and evaluation of environmental goods; ecosystem services and dis-services
- societal goals and conflicts between growth, trade and the environment
- agriculture as a source of or solution to environmental problems
- business management, sustainability management, sustainable entrepreneurship and green marketing

It is mandatory to participate in examinations, seminars and equivalents. Also guest lectures or excursions are compulsory if those are marked mandatory in the schedule.

Formats and requirements for examination

The examination for the course will consist of project work presentations, exercises and a
written examination. To obtain the course credits, approved participation in compulsory
components, approved written examination, approved reports and approved oral
presentations will be required.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Responsible department

Department of People and Society

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Replaces: LB0079
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Agroecology - Master´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Master’s level
Subject: Business Administration Agricultural science
Course code: LB0110 Application code: SLU-30153 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of People and Society Pace: 100%