Course code ECN275

ECN275 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics - theory

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Course responsible: Eirik Romstad
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 has teaching/evaluation in the Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2017-2018
Preferential right:
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Course contents:
Lectures and exercises will address the following issues: Economy - environment interactions, sustainable development, optimal management of renewable and non-renewable resources, pollution targets and pollution control, envirionmental policy instruments, 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 - environment interactions, sustainable development, optimal management of renewable and non-renewable resources, pollution targets and pollution control, environmental policy instruments, and international environmental agreements.
Learning activities:
Lectures and exercises. It is recommended that students form self organized groups, for exampe 3-4 persons, and work together on the theoretial materials and exercises. Working on exercises and active participation is important for meeting the learning objectives.
Teaching support:
Excercise and discussion sessions. The course web pages contains pointers to background materials and news events that are related to the course contents, and make up an important source for student learning. Working on exercises and active participation is important for meeting the learning objectives.
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:
General good knowledge in economics equivalent to ECN102.  Knowledge about differentiation, integration, and unconstrained and constrained optimization.
Assessment:
Written exam, 3 hours (100%) around end of March/beginning of April.
Nominal workload:
300 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Reduction of credits:
ECN 373 Natural resource and environmental economics (joint theory part, but mandatory term paper comes in addition for ECN 373).
Type of course:
6 hours per week combined lectures/exercises/discussion sessions (through March / into early April if Easer is early)
Note:
The course is offered for the first time in the spring parallell 2018. It replaces ECN270.
Examiner:
External examiner will control the quality of syllabus, questions for the final examination, and principles for the assessment of the examination answers.
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått