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ALU2053 - Introduction to Environmental Economics

Contents

The course introduces the subfield of economics concerned with environmental issues. Themes include: market failure including externalities, property rights and public goods; renewable and non-renewable resources; economics of pollution; environmental valuation and cost/benefit analysis.

Learning Outcomes

This course is to encourage students to develop an objective and critical engagement with environmental-economy inter-linkages in theory and policy practice. It will make students aware of some of the most important contemporary issues in environmental economics.

Lecturer

Dr. Danny Campbell

Skills

To acquire knowledge and an understanding of the concepts and theories central to environmental economics; to be able to apply core economic theory and economic reasoning to analyse environmental problems and to appraise environmental policies; to acquire knowledge and an understanding of the main analytical methods used in environmental economics.

Pre-requisites

None

Supplementary notes

This module does not assume prior knowledge of economics.

Assessment

 Coursework
30%
 Exam
70%