Environmental Economics and Management
Information from the course leader
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
you will receive more information as we progress
I am looking forward to see you on zoom
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Academic year 2019/2020Environmental Economics and Management (LB0110-30010) 2020-01-20 - 2020-03-24
LB0110 Environmental Economics and Management, 15.0 CreditsEnvironmental Economics and Management
SubjectsBusiness Administration Agricultural science
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 120 credits, including 90 credits in one of the subjects/educational areas Social Science, Natural Science or Technology, and English 6.
ObjectivesThe 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.
ContentThe 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 examinationThe 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.
- 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.