Public University of Navarre



Academic year: 2022/2023 | Previous academic years:  2021/2022  |  2020/2021  |  2019/2020  |  2018/2019 
International Double Bachelor's degree in Economics, Management and Business Administration at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 176845 Subject title: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Optative Year: Period: 1º 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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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 44  
A-2 Practical classes 14  
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/learning outcomes

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
Assessment
activity
Weight (%) It allows
test resit
Minimum
required grade
All Class activities 10 No -
All Test 20 Yes -
All Assignments 20 Yes -
All Analysis of environmental and economic information 20 No -
All Final exam 30 Yes -

 

 

 

 

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Contents

Unit 1 - The economy and the environment.

1.1. Economy-environment interdependence.

1.2. Markets, externalities and efficiency.

Unit 2 - Pollution control. Targets.

2.1. Pollution problems.

2.2. Pollution damage.

2.3. Abatement costs.

2.4. Socially efficient level of emissions.

Unit 3 - Pollution control. Policies (I).

3.1. Criteria for evaluating environmental policy.

3.2. Decentralized policies.

3.3. Command and control policies: standards.

Unit 4 - Pollution control. Policies (II).

4.1. Incentive-based policies: taxes and subsidies.

4.2. Incentive-based policies: marketable emissions permits.

Unit 5 - The economics of climate change.

5.1. Climate change drivers.

5.2. Policies: mitigation and adaptation.

 

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Agenda

Unit #1 (approx. 2 weeks)

Unit #2 (approx. 3 weeks)

Unit #3 (approx. 3.5 weeks)

Unit #4 (approx. 3.5 weeks)

Unit #5 (approx. 3 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. (2020): Environmental Economics: An Introduction, (8th edition), McGraw-Hill.

(There are previous editions that are also valid to follow the course.)

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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