Course code ECN270

ECN270 Natural Resource Economics

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Course responsible: Knut Einar Rosendahl
Teachers: Therese Dokken, Ståle Navrud, Arild Einar Bjørn Angelsen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
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Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
Preferential right:
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Course contents:
Lectures and exercises will address the following issues: Economy - ecology interactions, sustainable development, optimal management of renewable and non-renewable resources, pollution control, valuation of environmental resources, international environmental agreements.
Learning outcome:
Candidates should be able to apply economic theory to analyse environmental and natural resource management issues. These issues include: economy - ecology interactions, sustainable development, optimal management of renewable and non-renewable resources, pollution control,valuation of environmental resources and accounting for the environment, and international environmental agreements.
Learning activities:
The course will include lectures and exercises. Three compulsory exercises must be passed.
Teaching support:
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Syllabus:
Perman, R., Y. Ma, M. Common, D. Maddison, J. McGilvray. 2011. Natural Resource and Environmental Economics. 4th ed. London: Longman.
Prerequisites:
Microeconomics at the level of ECN210 or ECN211.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Three out of four exercises approved.
Assessment:
Final written examination, 3 hours: 100 %.
Nominal workload:
Time use estimate: Lectures: 13 * 2 = 26 hrs. Work on exercises: 4 exercises of 4 hrs= 16 hrs. Reading course literature: 108 hrs. TOTAL: 150 hrs.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
2-4 hours per week lectures and exercise review (13 * 2 hours with lectures, and 4 * 2 hours with exercise review)
Note:
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Examiner:
External examiner will control the quality of syllabus, questions for the final examination, and principles for the assessment of the examination answers.
Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått