ENP-32306 Advanced Environmental Economics and Policy


Studiepunten 6.00

Individual Paper1
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. CSA van Koppen
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. CSA van Koppen
dr. HP Weikard
Examiner(s)dr. ir. CSA van Koppen
dr. HP Weikard

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

YRM-20306 Research Methods in Environmental Science
Environmental economics and policy; central concepts in environmental decision making

Continuation courses:

Thesis Environmental Policy; thesis environmental and natural resource economics


This course builds upon introductory courses in environmental policy and environmental and resource economics and prepares students for thesis research in these fields. The course will elaborate on recent developments in policy and economics, inviting students to make methodological comparisons between theories and analytical instruments for analyzing environmental problems.
Themes covered in the course include:
- decision making and risk society (e.g. food labeling);
- trans-boundary environmental management (e.g. river management);
- governing trade and environment (e.g. fish trade bans).

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of the course students are able to:
- explain and compare key theoretical developments in political science and environmental economics, as presented in the course;
- apply the concepts and models of these theories as research tools for analyzing specific case studies;
- critically assess the analytical strengths and weaknesses of these concepts and models in discussion with others;
- write and defend a paper in which they apply and evaluate a subset of theoretical concepts and models with reference to a self-chosen case.


- plenary lectures;
- working groups;
- individual paper writing.


Working group assignments; individual paper and oral exam.


A course outline will be available.

Verplicht voor: MAMAquaculture and Marine Resource ManagementMScC: Marine Governance5AF
Keuze voor: MMEManagement, Economics and Consumer StudiesMScC: Economics, Environment and Governance5AF
MESEnvironmental SciencesMSc5AF
MUEUrban Environmental ManagementMSc5AF
MUEUrban Environmental ManagementMSc5AF
MCLClimate StudiesMSc5AF
MIDInternational Development StudiesMScB: Economics of Development5AF