ENV-610 / 2 credits

Teacher(s): Thalmann Philippe, Vielle Marc, Vöhringer Frank

Language: English

Remark: Minimum 5 participants, Thursday 13h30 16h15, March 10 May 19.


Every 2 years


This course is an introduction to economic theory applied to environmental issues. It presents the methods used to assess environmental impacts and natural resources as well as environmental regulation instruments, in particular in the context of climate policy.



Economic analysis, environmental protection, climate policy, externalities, environmental regulation, cost-benefit analysis, ecological economics

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Introductory economics is useful but not required


Learning Outcomes

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

  • To explain how a benevolent social planner would set environmental protection goals, how environmental protection goals are set by real authorities, how these goals could be implemented in the most efficient manner and how they are implemented in the real world.



Tietenberg, T. H. and L. Lewis (2018). Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, 11th Edition. Routledge

Supporting material (slides, short readings) will be provided on the Moodle page of the course

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

  • Number of places: 15
  • Exam form: Written (session free)
  • Subject examined: Ecological economics
  • Lecture: 24 Hour(s)
  • Exercises: 3 Hour(s)
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s)

Reference week