ECN270 Natural Resource Economics
Showing course contents for the educational year 2015 - 2016 .
Course responsible: Knut Einar Rosendahl
Teachers: Arild Einar Bjørn Angelsen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: EN
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Teaching exam periods:
This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2007-2008
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.
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.
The course will include lectures and exercises. Three compulsory exercises must be passed.
Web support. Exercise lessons
Perman, R., Y. Ma, M. Common, D. Maddison, J. McGilvray. 2011. Natural Resource and Environmental Economics. 4th ed. London: Longman.
Microeconomics at the level of ECN210 or ECN211.
Three out of four exercises approved.
Final written examination, 3 hours: 100 %.
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.
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)
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