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Natural Resource and Environmental Economics

*Subject content: *

The course consists of the following parts: basic welfare theory and externalities; environmental valuation and cost–benefit analysis; strengths and weaknesses of alternative environmental policy instruments; quantitative analysis of market-based instruments including use of the Lagrange method; risk and uncertainty; global pollutants and international agreements; non-renewable resources and Hotelling; biological resources, maximum sustainable yield, the tragedy of the commons, and optimal management; environmental policy and sustainable development.

*Course implementation: *

The course uses different teaching methods to promote students' learning and discussions through: 

Lectures, exercises, seminars and written assignments.

The course focuses on the following general competences: 

Problem solving, scientific methods, written communication.

The following components are compulsory: 

Compulsory seminars

Information from the course leader

A warm welcome to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the course Natural Resource and Environmental Economics!

Below, you will find general information about the student account, registration for the course and other practical information.

The student account

You will need your student account to access e.g. your e-mail, Ladok and Canvas. For information regarding how to create your student account, follow this link:

Registration for the course

Self-registration for the course is done in Ladok between 2024-10-18 – 2024-11-01. Remember that you must be admitted and registered in Ladok to be able take the course. Having access to Canvas does not mean you are registered in the course and without registration, you are risking losing your place in the course. If you have been admitted to the course with conditions, you need to send your credit list to the course leader who will review it and decide if you can register. Do this as soon as possible as reviewing credits may take a few days due to the course start.

Educational support

If you are entitled extra educational support, please inform the course leader at the start of the course so that special arrangements can be made.

For educational support for an exam, see instructions in the exam registration in Ladok Student. You need to register for alternative exam arrangements no later than 10 workings days prior to the examination day. More information here:

Discontinuation of a course

If you want to discontinue the course, you should immediately notify the educational administrators at, who in turn will inform the course leader and register a non-completion of the course in Ladok after your approval. You are also able to register an early non-completion of the course (within three weeks after course start) in Ladok yourself.


You need to register for exams in Ladok. The registration closes 10 working days prior to the exam. You can find your anonymity code in Ladok Student. It's not possible to register for the exam after the deadline has passed.

On Wednesdays between 12:30-14:30 we have an exam hand out at the department (Ulls hus, 4th floor). Please remember to bring your ID-card.


Do not hesitate to contact us at if you have any questions!

Kind regards,
The educational administrators

Course evaluation

Additional course evaluations for NA0192

Academic year 2023/2024

Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (NA0192-20184)

2023-10-31 - 2024-01-14

Syllabus and other information

Litterature list

There is no mandatory textbook, but students are encouraged to have access to at least one textbook on ENR at the bachelor level. For example, previous versions of the course used "Natural Resource and Environmental Economics" by Perman et al. (4th edition). Additional readings (articles) may be provided as needed during the course.

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Political Science - Sustainable Development (BSc) Agricultural Business and Economics Business and Economics - Sustainable Development (BSc) Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 13090 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level (G1F)
Subject: Economics
Course code: NA0192 Application code: SLU-20142 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: English Responsible department: Department of Economics Pace: 50%