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:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually.
First time: 2009H
Last time: 2017V
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.
A detailed reading list is handed out at the start of the course.
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 and group work/presentations. Exercises are valid until the next time the course is offered and for re-examination.
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).
External examiner will control the quality of syllabus, questions for the final examination, and principles for the assessment of the examination answers.
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