ENR-21306 Environmental Economics for Environmental Sciences


Studiepunten 6.00

Individual Paper2
Course coordinator(s)dr. EH van der Werf
dr. SGM Gabbert
Lecturer(s)dr. SGM Gabbert
dr. EH van der Werf
dr. X Zhu
Examiner(s)dr. SGM Gabbert
dr. EH van der Werf
dr. X Zhu

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

Preferably, a basic understanding of (micro-) economics

Continuation courses:

Advanced Environmental Economics and Policy, Economics and Management of Natural Resources, Cost Benefit Analysis and Environmental Valuation, Theories and Models in Environmental Economics


The course provides an introduction to environmental economics and its applications. The course is especially developed for students with a non-economic background. After completing 'Environmental Economics for Environmental Sciences', students can participate in the other courses in environmental economics.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- explain the relation between the environment and the economy, and its relation with sustainability issues;
- Eeplain the basic micro-economic and welfare economic theories;
- analyze the most important environmental issues from an economic point of view;
- explain how the different economic instruments could be applied in environmental policies;
- analyze international environmental problems from an environmental economic point of view;
- produce well-written and well-argued essays dealing with the way economic theories can contribute to analyzing and solving environmental problems.


The theory dealt with in the lectures (twice a week) is applied to a number of case studies of important environmental issues, in which students will actively participate. To deepen the understanding of economic principles, review questions and exercises will be provided. It is strongly recommended to do homework on the exercises and questions.


Written examination and essay reports. More details will be provided in the course outline.


Textbooks will be announced at a later stage.
Additional reading material on micro-economic theory will be made available at the beginning of the course. More details will be provided in the course outline.

Verplicht voor: BESEnvironmental SciencesBScA: Environmental Policy and Economics5AF
Keuze voor: MESEnvironmental SciencesMSc2MO, 5AF
MGIGeo-Information ScienceMSc2MO, 5AF
MUEUrban Environmental ManagementMSc2MO
MCLClimate StudiesMSc2MO
MAMAquaculture and Marine Resource ManagementMScC: Marine Governance2MO
Verplicht voor: WUBBSBSc Minor Bio-Based Technology5AF