The Economics of the Environment - PhD Course 7,5 ECTS

The Economics of the Environment - PhD Course 7,5 ECTS

The aim of the course is to give an overview of the field environmental economics as well as a deeper understanding in a few selected areas. It will cover basic theories and address how the complexity of the socio-ecological environment alters these theories.

The Economics of the Environment (PhD course, 7,5 ECTS)

Societies all over the world depend on natural resources for their survival. Not only do natural resources fulfill basic needs such as food, water and shelter, but they also produce goods and services such as medicine, air purification and recreation. From a management perspective, natural resources are special with respect to their inherent characteristics but also with respect to the institutional structures that control our use of them. It is therefore not surprising that some of the most serious challenges to the economy and to economists today are related to the environment, especially in the light of the on-going globalization and population growth. The objective of this course is to give the students an overview of the field environmental economics as well as a deeper understanding in a few selected areas. We will cover basic theories and provide deeper knowledge about how the complexity of the socio-ecological environment alters these theories. Our focus areas include resource economics, behavioral aspects and experiments linked to the interplay between economics and ecology, climate change economics and valuation - including green accounting.

Teachers

The course is run by the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics and will involve several of Beijer’s researchers; Anne-Sophie Crépin, Therese Lindahl and Chuan Zhong Li (main teachers).

Preliminaries

The students must be students in a PhD program in Economics and preferably have completed the first year courses.

Schedule

The course consists of 12*2 hours lectures and one seminar for presenting term papers (half or full day, depending on no. of participants).

Examination

Term paper and 4 exercises.

Application

The next course is not yeat scheduled. To be announced.