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: 176854 Subject title: NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Optative Year: Period: 2º S
Department: Economía
Lecturers
GIL CANALETA, CARLOS ANTONIO   [Mentoring] OSES ERASO, NURIA (Resp)   [Mentoring]

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Module/Subject matter

Economic Analysis.

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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 analyze economic problems.

CE06 Managing the adequate resource allocation in private and public settings.

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

Identify and analyze environmental problems from an economic perspective.

Characterize (economically) different natural resources.

Analyze how to address the optimal use of renewable or non-renewable natural resources

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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

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 sustainability problem

1.1. Economy-environment interdependence

1.2. The efficient use of natural resources

Unit 2 - Minerals

2.1. Extraction of a non-renewable resource.

2.2. Comparative dynamic analysis.

2.3. Recyclable resources

2.4. Energy resources

Unit 3 - Fisheries 

3.1. Biological growth processes

3.2. Harvest and steady states

3.3. The problem of open access

3.4. Fisheries management

Unit 4 - Forest resources

4.1. Commercial plantation forestry

4.2. Natural forest and deforestation

Unit 5 - Other natural resources

5.1. Water

5.2. Land

5.3. Agriculture 

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Agenda

Chapter #1 - 2 weeks

Chapter #2 - 4 weeks

Chapter #3 - 4 weeks

Chapter #4 - 3 weeks

Chapter #5 - 2 weeks

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Bibliography

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


BASIC BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Field, B.C. (2016) Natural resource economics. An introduction. 3rd Edition. Waveland Press.

SUPPLEMENTARY BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Perman, R.; Ma, Y.; Common. M.; Maddison, D. and McGilvray, J. (2011) Natural resource and environmental economics. 4th Edition. Pearson

Tietenberg. T. and Lewis, L. (2014) Environmental and natural resource economics. 10th edition. Pearson

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Location

Aulario.

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