Course code ECN376

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
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the last half of the Spring parallel. This course has councelling/evaluation in Spring parallel. 
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2017H
Course contents:
The course builds on ECN275, and is an edition of ECN375 (theory foundation from ECN275 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.
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.

The candidates uses theory from ECN253 (or equivalent) on a self selected topic in a term paper where they apply theory and gain experience in applied analysis.

Learning activities:
Mandatory  term paper in groups of 2-3 students on a self elected topic under the heading natural resource and environmental economics.
Teaching support:
Councelling on the term paper.
Syllabus:
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. (textbook subject to change prior to the beginning of the term if a more suitable textbook becomes available)
Prerequisites:
ECN275 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics - theory or equivalent.
Recommended prerequisites:
ECN275 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics - theory or equivalent.
Assessment:
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 ECN275 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. 
Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:
ECN275 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics - theory or equivalent
Reduction of credits:
Builds on theory part from ECN275 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics - theory.
Type of course:
None (the course builds on theory/teaching/exercises/discussions from ECN275 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics - theory).
Note:
The course is in English if there are one or more international students. Incoming students can contact student advisors at the School of Economics and Business (Studieveileder-hh@nmbu.no) for admission to the course.
Examiner:
Internal assessor (course responsible)
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått