ENR-50306 Selected Topics in Environmental and Resource Economics


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Individual Paper6
Course coordinator(s)dr. EH van der Werf
Lecturer(s)prof. dr. EC van Ierland
dr. EH van der Werf
Examiner(s)prof. dr. EC van Ierland
dr. EH van der Werf

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

Students are recommended to have successfully completed at least one of the following courses: ENR-31306 Economics and Management of Natural Resources; YSS-35306 Theories and Models in Economics; AEP-32306 Cost-Benefit Analysis and Environmental Valuation; ENP-32306 Advanced Environmental Economics and Policy.


This advanced course focuses on studying, critically reviewing, and discussing scientific articles or chapters from books on a specific topic in environmental and natural resource economics. The articles or chapters will be selected from international, peer-reviewed journals or books and will be studied and analysed by the students. Each student will write a critical review on a set of papers on a certain topic and will, based on this, construct a synthesis on the topic at hand.

If desired by the student, this course can be followed as a 3-week full-day course. This design can be particularly interesting for students who want to follow AEP-32306 Cost-Benefit Analysis and Environmental Valuation in the second half of period 6.

Learning outcomes:

At the end of the course the student should be able to:
- construct a synthesis on a specific topic and/or methodologies from state of the art scientific literature within the field of environmental and natural resource economics.


- study articles from peer-reviewed scientific journals and book chapters from handbooks and other advanced readings
- write a paper on a topic to be discussed with the course lecturer
- discuss literature with the course lecturer and, in case of multiple students, other students


Individual paper.


To be collected after consultation with the course lecturer.