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On completion of this course, the successful student should, inter alia, be able to:
- Have an appreciation of economic thinking and how this can inform environmental policy decisions.
- Understand the economic approach to analysing why environmental problems occur.
- Understand the logic behind economic environmental policies such as the carbon tax.
- Be aware of behavioural economic policy instruments to solve environmental problems.
- Be aware of the tools available to assess the costs and benefits of policies.
- Key economic concepts
- Introduction to Environmental Economics
- Market Failures; Why Environmental Problems Occur
- Overcoming Market Failures; Environmental Economic Policy Design
- Evaluating Projects and Policies
- Behavioural Environmental Economics and Nudging
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: The multiple choice questionnaire contains questions on all lectures.||Week 12||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Students produce a concept to provide essential information for the design of an environmental economic policy relying on environmental economic tools.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Assignment: Students produce a policy-brief suggesting a solution to an environmental problem of their choice. The policy-brief highlights key concepts from the environmental economics literature.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
The pre-assignment feedback includes group feedback on the presentations you'll give and peer feedback in smaller groups. The post-assessment feedback for the 2 essay assignments will come in the form of feedback sheets and the post-assessment feedback for the Quiz is just the points you'll get in the Quiz.
|Dr Liana Ricci||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|