Public University of Navarre



Castellano | Academic year: 2020/2021 | Previous academic years:  2019/2020  |  2018/2019  |  2017/2018  |  2016/2017 
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
Department: Economía
Lecturers:
OSES ERASO, NURIA (Resp)   [Mentoring ]

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Module/Subject matter

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

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Contents

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.

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

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Evaluation

Learning outcome Evaluation Weight (%) Retake
All Short questions (in class) 10% No
All Individual work: Assignments per chapter 40% Yes (half of it)
All Team work: Research and analysis of environmental and economic information 20% No
All Final exam 30% Yes

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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

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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Languages

English.

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Location

UPNA, Campus Arrosadia, Pamplona.

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