Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Climate Change Economics

Module L1078

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

This module discusses the economics of anthropogenic climate change and climate policy. Topics treated include the science of climate change, emission scenarios and options for abatement, costs of emission reduction, policy instruments for emission reduction, impacts of and adaptation to climate change, and optimal climate policy.

Module learning outcomes

Have demonstrated a systematic understanding of those principles at the forefront of economics as they relate to economic problems and issues

Have demonstrated a systematic understanding of an appropriate number of specialised fields of economics (e.g. labour economics, development economics)

Be able to use the power of abstraction to focus upon the essential features of an economic problem and to provide a systematic framework for the coherent and critical evaluation of the effects of policy or other exogenous events.

Be able to analyse an economic problem or issue using an appropriate theoretical framework, recognise its limitations and appreciate uncertainties around such analyses.

TypeTimingWeighting
Coursework30.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Software ExerciseT2 Week 2 100.00%
Unseen ExaminationSemester 2 Assessment70.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterLecture1 hour222222222222
Spring SemesterWorkshop1 hour110011000100

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Prof Richard Tol

Convenor, Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/289812

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