Fiches de cours 2018-2019

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Environmental Economics for Engineers (2018)

ENV-620

Lecturer(s) :

Thalmann Philippe
Vielle Marc
Vöhringer Frank

Language:

English

Frequency

Every 2 years

Remarque

Next time: Every two years / Next time spring 2020. Min 5 participants

Summary

Economic analysis (supply, demand, prices, elasticities), applied to environmental issues: externalities, instruments of environmental regulation (voluntary approaches, incentive taxes, emissions markets), assessment of economic impacts and valuation of natural resources, cost-benefit analysis.

Content

Introduction to economics: supply, demand, markets and prices (3 periods, PT)

Environmental goods and environmental policy (6 p, MV)

Emissions trading (3 p, FV)

Economic decision making, in particular cost-benefit analysis (3 p, PT)

Assessment of economic impacts and valuation of natural resources (6 p, PT)

Decisions under uncertainty, economics of innovation (3 p, FV)

Environmental policy-making (3 p, PT)

Note

It will be organised in half-days on Thursday mornings during the spring semester.

It will only be given for a minimum of 5 students.

Keywords

Environmental economics, environmental policy, cost-benefit analysis

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Resources

Bibliography

Bontems, P. and G. Rotillon (2013). L'Economie de l'Environnement, La Découverte
Sterner, T. and J. Coria (2012). Policy Instruments for Environmental and Natural Resource Management. Washington, DC, USA, RFF Press / Routledge

Ressources en bibliothèque
Websites

In the programs

Reference week

 
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      Exercise, TP
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