Course code ECN350

ECN350 Development and Natural Resource Economics

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Course responsible: Stein Terje Holden
ECTS credits: 10
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: 2009H
Course contents:
Quantitative Development Policy Analysis, Microeconomics of Development, Household Modeling, Economy-wide Modeling, Economics of rural organisation, Natural resource economics, Climate risk and adaptation, Poverty and development.
Learning outcome:
To give the students deeper insights in economic theory and methodology and how to use these for the analysis of development and environment policy issues in developing countries. - Advancement of theoretical and methodological skills. - Combine theory and methodology to do applied policy analysis. - Policy analysis for poverty reduction, climate risk and adaptation, food security and natural resource management.
Learning activities:
Lectures, exercises, group work, presentations, discussions.
Teaching support:
A teaching assistant will guide the students with the exercises. The teacher is available during office hours upon request from the students.
Syllabus:
A detailed reading list is handed out at the start of the course.
Prerequisites:
Basic knowledge in economic theory (microeconomics, macroeconomics, development economics, resource economics, econometrics, operations research). ECN202/201, ECN210, ECN211, ECN230, ECN352, ECN270.
Recommended prerequisites:
ECN271, ECN305, ECN320, ECN371.
Mandatory activity:
Compulsory exercises. Group work/presentations.
Assessment:
Written examination (3.5 hours), 100%
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
ECN450, 10 credits.
Type of course:
Lectures: 2-4 hours per week. Exercises: 0-2 hours per week. Total: 4 hours per week (lectures and exercises).
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: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One Written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått