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NA0165

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

What charge should we have 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? Economic theory and methods are analysed and applied during the class to answer these questions.

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Additional course evaluations for NA0165

Academic year 2019/2020

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (NA0165-20120), Uppsala 2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19

Academic year 2018/2019

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (NA0165-20120), Uppsala 2018-11-06 - 2019-01-20

Academic year 2017/2018

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (NA0165-20120), Uppsala 2017-10-31 - 2018-01-14

Academic year 2016/2017

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (NA0165-20120), Uppsala 2016-11-01 - 2017-01-15

Academic year 2015/2016

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (NA0165-20120), Uppsala 2015-10-31 - 2016-01-17

Academic year 2014/2015

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (NA0165-20120), Uppsala 2014-11-10 - 2015-01-18

Academic year 2013/2014

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (NA0165-20120), Uppsala 2013-11-11 - 2014-01-19

NA0165 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, 7.5 Credits

Naturresurs- och miljöekonomi

Syllabus approved

2012-10-03

Subjects

Environmental science Economics

Education cycle

First cycle

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, less than 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G1F)

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.

Language

English

Prior knowledge

Knowledge corresponding to 30 credits in Economics.
Knowledge equivalent to English B from upper secondary school.

Objectives

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 shall be able to:
- account for the possibilities and limitations of a market economy when it comes to the solution of environmental problems and the management of natural resources,
- account for the concept of cost efficiency,
- judge about the usefulness of various environmental policy instruments in different situations,
- explain different methods for valuation of the environment,
- explain the possibilities of voluntary solutions to e.g. international environmental problems,
- explain natural resources management based on economic theory,
- 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
- Valuation of environmental goods which do not have a price on a market
- Strategic behavior in international environmental problems
- Long-run management of natural resources

Formats and requirements for examination

Exam, project report, exercises and participation in obligatory meetings.
Passing grade on exam, passing grade on project report, passed assignments, and active participation in obligatory meetings.
  • 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 Economics

Further information

Determined by: Utbildningsutskottet för ekonomi, miljö och teknik
Replaces: NA0150
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: Agriculture Programme - Economics and Management (270 hec) Economics and Management - Bachelor´s Programme Agriculture Programme - Economics and Management Business and Economics – Sustainable Development Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 13082 SEK Cycle: First cycle
Subject: Environmental science Economics
Course code: NA0165 Application code: SLU-20123 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Economics Pace: 50%