|Course code: 172832||Subject title: ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS|
|Credits: 6||Type of subject: Optative||Year: 4||Period: 1º S|
|OSES ERASO, NURIA (Resp) [Mentoring ]|
CG01 Analytical capacity.
CG04 Writing and speaking in English.
CG07 Solving problems skills.
CG17 Autonomous learning.
CG23 Sensibility towards social and environmental problems.
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.
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||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-7 Exams and evaluation activities||02|
|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|
|Weight (%)||It allows
|All||Analysis of environmental and economic information||20||No||-|
This Environmental Economics course is intended to serve as an introduction to the concepts, theories, and methods used in the economic analysis of environmental and natural resource issues. The course covers topics such as the sustainability problem, the principles of market efficiency, and why the market often appears to fail where environmental and natural resource issues are concerned.
Economic principles and tools are used to discuss pollution problems, including climate change. Environmental policy prescriptions and tools designed to correct such market failures are explored.The management and use of renewable natural resources such as forests and fisheries, as well as the problem of managing nonrenewable resources are covered in the Natural Resource Economics course (spring semester).
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.
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.)
Perman, R.; Ma, Y. McGilvray, J.; Common, M. (2012): Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (4th edition), Pearson.
UPNA, Campus Arrosadia, Pamplona.