Public University of Navarre



Castellano | Academic year: 2018/2019 | Previous academic years:  2017/2018  |  2016/2017  |  2015/2016  |  2014/2015 
Bachelor's degree in Economics
Course code: 171812 Subject title: ECONOMICS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Optative Year: 4 Period: 2º S
Department: Economía
Lecturers
OSES ERASO, NURIA (Resp)

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Module/Subject matter

Environmental Economics. (Major in Economic Analysis and Major in Development and Cooperation).

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Descriptors

Economy-environment interdependence. Externalities. Pollution problems. Environmental targets. Environmental policy analysis. International environmental issues. Environmental valuation.

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General proficiencies

CG01 Analytical capacity.

CG04 Writing and speaking in English.

CG07 Solving problems skills.

CG17 Autonomous learning.

CG23 Sensibility towards social and environmental problems.

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Specific proficiencies

CE01 Understand economic institutions as the result of theoretical or formal representations of modern economies.

CE02. Identifying the relevant sources of economic information and their content

CE04 Use scientific tools and professional criteria to analyse economic problems.

CE08 Identify and anticipate relevant economic issues relating to the allocation of resources.

CE10 Evaluate the implications of alternative economic policies and select those that better achieve the policy targets.

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Learning outcomes

R_MAE_06. Identify and analyze environmental problems from an economic perspective.

R_MAE_07. Analyze and evaluate different environmental policies to face the main environmental problems.

R_MDC_03. Identify and analyze environmental problems from an economic perspective.

R_MDC_04. Analyze and evaluate different environmental policies to face the main environmental problems.

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Methodology

Methodology - Activity Attendance Self-study
A-1 Exposition/Participative Classes 38  
A-2 Practical classes 20  
A-3 Cooperative learning activities   10
A-4 Group projects   20
A-5 Individual practice and study time   58
A-6 Tutorials   02
A-7 Exams and evaluation activities 02  
Total 60 90

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Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies

Proficiency Formative activity
CG01; CG04; CG07; GC023; CE01; CE04; CE06; CE08; CE10 Participative classes; Practical classes; Cooperative learning activities; Group projects Individual practice and study time; Tutorials
CG17 Cooperative learning activities; Group projects Individual practice and study time; Tutorials
CE02 Practical classes; Cooperative learning activities; Group projects

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Languages

English.

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Evaluation

Learning outcome Evaluation Weight (%) Retake
All Assignments 40% Yes (half of it)
All Research and writing 20% No
All Final exam 40% Yes

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Economy and the Environment.

1.1. What is environmental economics?

1.2. Analytical tools. Externalities.

1.3. The problem of pollution control.

 

Chapter 2 Environmental quality. Targets.

2.1. Pollution damage.

2.2. Abatement costs.

2.3. Socially efficient level of emissions.

 

Chapter 3 Environmental quality. Instruments.

3.1. Criteria for evaluating environmental policy.

3.2. Decentralized policies.

3.3. Command and control policies.

3.4. Incentive-based policies: taxes and subsidies.

3.5. Incentive-based policies: marketable emissions permits.

 

Chapter 4  International environmental problems.

4.1. The global environment

4.2. Depletion of the ozone layer.

4.3. Climate change.

 

Chapter 5 - Environmental valuation.

5.1. Benefit-cost analysis.

5.2. Revealed preference methods.

5.3. Stated preference methods.

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Agenda

Unit #1 (approx. 2 weeks)

Unit #2 (approx. 2 weeks)

Unit #3 (approx. 6 weeks)

Unit #4 (approx. 3 weeks)

Unit #5 (approx. 2 weeks)

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Bibliography

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Basic bibliography

Field, B.C. y Field M.K. (2013): Environmental Economics: An Introduction, (6th edition), McGraw-Hill.

Complementary bibliography

Perman, R.; Ma, Y. McGilvray, J.; Common, M. (2012): Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (4th edition), Pearson.

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Location

UPNA, Campus Arrosadia, Pamplona.

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