ENV-620 / 2 credits

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

Language: English

Remark: Next time: Spring 2022, Min. 5 persons


Frequency

Every 2 years

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

Note

It will be organised in half-days on Wednesdays 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:

  • to understand the basic mechanisms of markets
  • to explain the differences between the main types of instruments of environmental policy
  • to explain the workings of these instruments

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

  • Exam form: Written (session free)
  • Subject examined: Environmental Economics for Engineers
  • Lecture: 24 Hour(s)
  • Exercises: 3 Hour(s)
  • Practical work: 2 Hour(s)

Reference week