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Entry requirements: Bachelors Degree of Science in Economics and English B, or the equivalent.

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Between 30 and 285 credits may be taken into account.

  • Closed... AS17 week 35-39, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-43120
  • 15/03/2018 AS18 week 36-40, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-43244

Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development

Course 7,5 credits

Along with developing a fundamental understanding of environmental economics, the main objective of this course is also to show how economic analysis may be used to deal with environmental problems and move towards sustainable development. By applying standard microeconomic analysis to the field of natural resources, the environment and sustainable development, we suggest ways in which policy makers can meet various environmental challenges.

The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: autumn semester 2015

Course design

The course consists of lectures and seminars.

Learning outcomes

After the course the student is able to:

  • Provide economic explanations for environmental degradation: market and government (policy) failures
  • Describe the economics of pollution control, natural resource use and sustainable development
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the consequences of climate change and knowledge of the international environmental problems
  • Apply economic theory to understand environmental degradation, natural resource use, sustainable development and climate change.
  • Critically assess the empirical and theoretical literature to identify policies to solve environmental problems both at the local and international level in a sustainable way.


  • Written examination
  • Seminar participation

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from autumn semester 2015

The above information and syllabus are based on the most recently validated decision. Any previous versions are available here.


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