Environmental Economics

The details
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
20 September 2019


Requisites for this module



Key module for


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.


  • 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%


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



External examiner

Dr Hui Pan
Coventry University
Senior Lecturer
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).


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