University of Sussex Business School

Climate Change Economics (L1078)

Climate Change Economics

Module L1078

Module details for 2019/20.

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

Demonstrate a critical and systematic understanding of the economics of climate

Deploy established economic analyses to study the problem of climate change and its solutions

Systematically and realistically estimate the value of avoiding climate change or other exogenous events.

Devise arguments from the perspectives of global and national social planners

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Software ExerciseT2 Week 11 100.00%
Take Away paperSemester 2 Assessment70.00%

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


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

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterLecture2 hours11111111110
Spring SemesterWorkshop1 hour11111111110

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

Assess convenor, Convenor

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