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Academic year
UNA016 - Environmental policy instruments
 
Owner: FIMAS
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: D
Department: 0205 - DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS


Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0105 Examination 4,0 c Grading: TH   4,0 c   15 Mar 2007 pm V,  17 Jan 2007 am V,  Contact examiner
0205 Examples class 1,0 c Grading: UG   1,0 c    

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FIMAS MSc PROGR IN INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY, Year 1 (compulsory)

Examiner:

Professor  Thomas Sterner


Replaces

UNA015   Environmental policy instruments

The course contains theme environment


Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Preferably some prior knowledge of economics.

Aim

This course is intended to give an overview of applied environmental economics with particular emphasis on the design of policies in the area of environmental and natural resource management.

Goal

The goal of this course is to give the students an understanding of how policies should be selected and designed so as to meet not only the criteria of efficiency but also of equity, political feasibility and other criteria.

Content

The course will give an overview of why economics policies are needed in the area of pollution and resource management as well as a survey of the policy instruments that are available. Finally it will explain theories of policy selection and design. Considerable attention will be paid to integrating economic modeling with actual issues in real economies. The course will be based on Sterner (2003).

Organisation

The course will consist mainly of lectures but also contain some exercises that require access to a computer room.

Literature

Sterner, T., Policy Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management, RFF press in collaboration with the World Bank and Sida, Washington DC, November 2002. ISBN 1-891853-13-9 & ISBN 1-891853-12-0.

Additional articles.

Examination

Examination of the course will include one written exam accounting for 80% of the marks given and one group exercise accounting for the rest.


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