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Module Title LI Environmental Economics
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 08 29179
Module Lead Johannes Lohse and Jan Jozwik
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions Students on degree programmes outside economics for which this module is an option on their degree programme must also have passed Principles of Economics
Exclusions
Description This module analyses the interactions between the economy and the environment with the main focus on the economic causes and effects of environmental degradation. The module provides an advanced analysis of environmental economics. In the first part (semester 1), particular attention is paid to the inefficiency associated with environmental externalities and the various policies to deal with them. In the second part (semester 2), the focus is on the various methods for valuing environmental assets together with an examination of the linkages between trade and the environment and environmental regulations and competitiveness. The modules covers various topics, such as fishery and forestry economics, waste management, road pricing, the economics of climate change.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of environmental economics both in theory and in practice;
  • identify and critically evaluate the role of environmental valuation methods;
  • demonstrate knowledge and critical understanding of the economic linkages between trade and the environment and environmental regulations and competitiveness.
Assessment 29179-01 : Essay 1 : Coursework (25%)
29179-02 : Essay 2 : Coursework (25%)
29179-03 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 2 x 1000 word essays (25% each), 2 hr written examination (50%)
Reassessment: 2-hour written examination (100%)
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