Fiches de cours 2017-2018

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Environmental Economics for Engineers

ENV-615

Lecturer(s) :

Thalmann Philippe
Vielle Marc
Vöhringer Frank

Language:

English

Frequency

Every 2 years

Remarque

Every two years/ Next time: Spring 2018. Minimum 5 inscrits

Summary

Students get an introduction to economics applied to environmental issues, in particular climate change. They learn how to assess environmental impacts and natural resources, and how to assess and model environmental regulation.

Content

Introduction to economics: willingness to pay, preferences, demand, supply, markets, prices and elasticities (3h, PT)

Economic decision making: social welfare function, Pareto principle, cost-benefit analysis, rationality (3h, PT)

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

Environmental policy (6h, MV)

Applied environmental economic modeling (15h, FV)

Economics of climate change (12h, FV)

Adaptation to climate change (3h, MV)

Exam (3h)

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Interactive lectures and exercises

Expected student activities

Among other, to read, comment and present a scientific paper in class.

Assessment methods

Oral presentation and one or two written examens

Resources

Notes/Handbook

Slides and supporting text will be made available to the participants (partly in French).

Websites

In the programs

Reference week

 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German