University of Sussex Business School

Environmental Economics (L1088)

Environmental Economics

Module L1088

Module details for 2022/23.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

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

Demonstrate knowledge of the core principles of environmental economics and management.

Critically assess an environmental problem and propose solutions using an appropriate economic framework.

Deploy key techniques in the field of environmental economics.

Demonstrate a competence in assessing complex and multi-faceted issues in public policy.

Take Away paperSemester 2 Assessment70.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT2 Week 9 100.00%

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
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Spring SemesterSeminar1 hour11111111111

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

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