Public University of Navarre

Castellano | Academic year: 2019/2020 | Previous academic years:  2018/2019  |  2017/2018  |  2016/2017  |  2015/2016 
Bachelor's degree in Management and Business Administration at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 172832 Subject title: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Optative Year: 4 Period: 2º S
OSES ERASO, NURIA (Resp)   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

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



Chapter 1 - Environment and economy.

1.1. What is environmental economics?

1.2. Analytical tools. Externalities.

Chapter 2 - Environmental quality. Targets.

2.1. Economics and environmental quality.

2.2. Pollution damage.

2.3. Abatement costs.

2.4. 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.



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


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.


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.


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.



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   2
A-7 Exams and evaluation activities 2  
Total 60 90



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



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)



Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.

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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