Translation of the Swedish course syllabus
Environmental Economics, 7.5 credits
(Miljöekonomi, 7.5 Miljöekonomi, )
|Main field of study||
|Academic school||School of Social Sciences|
Social sciences 100%
|Education cycle||First-cycle (Bachelor)|
|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.
30 higher education credits and English B and Mathematics C (intermediate level), or the equivalent
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)
Teaching is conducted in the form of lectures.
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.