Economics

Environmental Economics

Module code: L1088
Level 6
15 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Coursework

The module Environmental Economics gives an introduction to the economics of the environment and environmental policy.The module discusses externalities, optimality, sustainability, cost-benefit analysis and their ethical foundations; methods for valuing environmental goods and services; policy instruments for pollution control; environment and development; environment and trade; and environmental accounting for countries and corporations. In the seminars the concepts of the lectures will be applied to environmental problems such as air pollution, climate change, acidification and eutrophication.

Module learning outcomes

  • Have demonstrated an understanding of the core principles of environmental economics and management
  • Be able to analyse an environmental problem using an appropriate economic framework
  • Have demonstrated an ability to carry out self-directed study and research
  • Have demonstrated a competence in systematically assessing complex and multi-faceted issues in public policy