ECN376 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics - applications
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Course responsible: Eirik Romstad
Teachers: Arild Andersen, Knut Einar Rosendahl, Olvar Bergland
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: EN, NO
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the last half of the Spring parallel. This course has councelling/evaluation in Spring parallel. Course is given for the first time in the Spring parallell 2018.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2017H
The course builds on ECN273, and is an edition of ECN373 (theory foundation from ECN273 and a term paper). The course involves the term paper in ECN373, where students work in groups on a self selected topic on natural resource and environmental economics. Group sise 2-3 students.
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.
The candidates uses theory from ECN273 (or equivalent) on a self selected topic in a term paper where they apply theory and gain experience in applied analysis.
Mandatory term paper in groups of 2-3 students on a self elected topic under the heading natural resource and environmental economics.
Councelling on the term paper.
Perman, R., Y. Ma, M. Common, D. Maddison, J. McGilvray. 2011. Natural Resource and Environmental Economics. 4th ed. London: Longman, and selected additional literature needed for the term paper.
ECN 273 or equivalent.
ECN273 and recommended knowledge for taking ECN273.
Term paper (100%). Work on the term paper takes place in the last third of the course. To be allowed to write a term paper, the student must have passed the exam in ECN273 or an equivalent course from another higher education institution. Term paper where 2-3 students work together on a self selected topic witin the wider area of natural resource and environmental economics.
ECN273 or equivalent
Reduction of credits:
Builds on theory part from ECN273/ECN373.
Type of course:
None (the course builds on theory/teaching/exercises/discussions from ECN 273).
Builds on theory from ECN273/ECN373.
Internal assessor (course responsible)
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått