Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
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Additional course evaluations for NA0165
Academic year 2019/2020Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (NA0165-20120), Uppsala 2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19
Academic year 2018/2019Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (NA0165-20120), Uppsala 2018-11-06 - 2019-01-20
Academic year 2017/2018Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (NA0165-20120), Uppsala 2017-10-31 - 2018-01-14
Academic year 2016/2017Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (NA0165-20120), Uppsala 2016-11-01 - 2017-01-15
Academic year 2015/2016Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (NA0165-20120), Uppsala 2015-10-31 - 2016-01-17
Academic year 2014/2015Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (NA0165-20120), Uppsala 2014-11-10 - 2015-01-18
Academic year 2013/2014Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (NA0165-20120), Uppsala 2013-11-11 - 2014-01-19
NA0165 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, 7.5 CreditsNaturresurs- och miljöekonomi
SubjectsEnvironmental science Economics
Education cycleFirst cycle
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, less than 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G1F)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge corresponding to 30 credits in Economics.
Knowledge equivalent to English B from upper secondary school.
ObjectivesThe 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 examinationExam, 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.
- 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.