EC383-6-AU-CO:
Environmental Economics

The details
2019/20
Economics
Colchester Campus
Autumn
Undergraduate: Level 6
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
15
20 September 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(EC115 or BE300 or IA156 or MA101) and EC202
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Key module for

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Module description

Many environmental issues can be discussed within a framework of economic analysis that has its roots in the study of capital theory, welfare economics, externalities, regulation design and cost-benefit analysis. The course will focus on the economic analysis relevant for the study of environmental policy.

Module aims

It is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the strength and weakness of economic analysis as applied in these areas.

Module learning outcomes

At the completion of this course, students should be able to grasp the main tools of economic analysis as applied to the environment and to appreciate the main theoretical issues in this area. Further, students should be able to design suitable policies to achieve desirable environmental outcomes. In completing the assignment for this course, students will demonstrate their problem-solving analytical and deductive skills.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

One two-hour lecture per week in one term plus some classes. Feedback for this module will occur through class meetings where we will go over the answers to problem sets and where you will be able to ask questions about your own method of solution; answers that will be posted on the website for the module that will give you written guidance on the appropriate method to approach the problems, assignments, and tests; and office hours where any additional questions can be addressed. You should be sure that you use these methods to understand how to improve your own performance. For modules including a term paper, the term paper will be returned with individualised feedback that addresses what the marking criteria are and how you could improve your own work.

Bibliography

  • Perman, Roger; dawsonera. (2011) Natural resource and environmental economics, Harlow: Addison-Wesley.
  • Perman, Roger. (2011) Natural resource and environmental economics, Harlow: Pearson Addison Wesley.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework EC383 Assignment 20/11/2019
Exam 120 minutes during Summer (Main Period) (Main)

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
50% 50%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Lectures & classes: Dr Nadia Campaniello
For further information, send an email message to ueco@essex.ac.uk.

 

Availability
Yes
Yes
No

External examiner

Dr Hui Pan
Coventry University
Senior Lecturer
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 30 hours, 30 (100%) hours available to students:
0 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Economics

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