|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Course coordinator(s)||dr. ir. RA Groeneveld|
|Lecturer(s)||prof. dr. ir. APJ Mol|
|prof. dr. EC van Ierland|
|Examiner(s)||prof. dr. ir. APJ Mol|
|prof. dr. EC van Ierland|
Language of instruction:
Assumed knowledge on:
Economics (BBC/BIN), Sociology (BBC/BIN)
Advanced Environmental Economics and Policy , Economics and Management of Natural Resources, Cost-Benefit Analysis and Environmental Valuation
The main aim of the course is to gain insights into the most important environmental issues from an economic and policy point of view. The course provides an introduction into environmental economics and environmental policy and their application. The central theme is the relationship between the economy and the environment, characteristics of the sustainability discussion and policy and control methods to manage and monitor environmental problems. Problems will be analysed on an (inter)national as well as on a sectoral and company level. During the course, it will be discussed which aspects are important for setting up and executing environmental policies. Furthermore, much attention will be paid to policy and economic instruments used for changing environmentally damaging behaviour.
After this course, the students will be able to:
- demonstrate the relation between the environment and the economy and its relation with sustainability issues;
- examine the most important environmental issues from an economic and policy point of view;
- illustrate how the different economic and policy instruments could be applied in environmental policies;
- examine international environmental problems from an environmental economic and environmental policy point of view;
- prepare well written and well argumented essays dealing with the way economic and policy theories can contribute to solving or analysing environmental problems.
Students have to study the literature discussed during the lectures and solve a number of exercises in order to learn to apply some of the methods discussed. Furthermore, students will work in groups of 2 to 3 students on a case study in which they apply the subjects discussed during the lectures to analyse an important environmental issue.
Students will be tested by way of a written exam and a number of case study reports.
Textbooks will be announced at a later stage.
|Compulsory for:||BBN||Forest and Nature Conservation||BSc||A: Policy and Society||3WD|
|BIN||International Development Studies||BSc||5MO|
|BEB||Economics and Governance||BSc||5MO|
|Restricted Optional for:||BBC||Management and Consumer Studies||BSc||B: Consumer Studies||3WD, 5MO|
|Compulsory for:||WUECP||BSc Minor Economics and Policy||5MO|
|WUESD||BSc Minor Economics of Sustainable Development||3WD|
|WUPPN||BSc Minor People - Nature Interactions||3WD|