English translation of course syllabus

Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Environmental Economics, 7.5 credits

(Miljöekonomi, 7.5 Miljöekonomi, )

Course code 1093NE
Subject area Economics
Main field of study Economics
Academic school School of Social Sciences
Disciplary domain Social sciences 100%
Grading scale G/VG
Education cycle First-cycle (Bachelor)
Course level B
Progressive specialisation G1F (First cycle, has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Language of instruction English
Valid from Spring semester 2018


This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for the Faculty Board for Social Sciences  at Södertörn University on 2017-08-31 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

Entry requirements

30 higher education credits and English B and Mathematics C (intermediate level), or the equivalent

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is able to:

  • understand environmental externalities and market failures
  • describe and apply the economics of pollution control and sustainable development
  • use the appropriate knowledge and tools to value environmental effects
  • use economic theory for the analysis of environmental problems and climate change

Course content, modules and examinations

In recent years, environmental economics has broadened our ability to understand the impact of the environment on economic growth and vice versa. This course aims to provide the students with knowledge and understanding of environmental economics.

The following topics will be discussed and studied in this course:

  • environmental externalities and the theory of market failure
  • the economics of pollution control (efficient level of environmental pollution, taxes, tradable permits, command-and-control)
  • the economics of sustainable development (including the measurement of sustainable development and the effect of economic growth on the environment)
  • valuation of environmental resources (including cost-benefit analysis)
  • the economics of international environmental problems and climate change (including analytical controversy among environmental economists and global agreements on reducing greenhouse gas emissions).

1001, Environmental Economics, 7.5 credits

(Miljöekonomi, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Grades permitted: G/VG

Course design

Teaching is conducted in the form of lectures.

Examination format

Examination is through written examination.

The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module

If a student has a certificate from Södertörn University for compensatory support, the examiner has the right to decide on an adapted examination or alternative form of examination in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.