ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS

ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS

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Code
64799
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 3nd year of 8699 Economics (L-33) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 8453 Conservation of Cultural Heritage (L-1) GENOVA

6 credits during the 3nd year of 8453 Conservation of Cultural Heritage (L-1) GENOVA

6 credits during the 3nd year of 9916 ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL SCIENCES (L-32) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
SECS-P/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Economics)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites

OVERVIEW

The course provides a theoretical framework to analyze the process of decision-making in the environmental sector and the use of policy instruments in relation to specific cases of environmental resource management and economic activities that produce serious impacts on the environment

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge and understanding.
Students should acquire adequate knowledge of the relationship between environmental protection, economic efficiency and market failure.

Applying knowledge and understanding.
Students should be able to understand and critically evaluate the role of public and environmental policies aimed at orienting and regulate markets and economic agents toward the goal of the economic and environmental sustainability.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Topics covered include:

  •     The Environmental Economics
  •     Scarcity, resource allocation and optimization
  •     Non-renewable resources: intertemporal models for optimal extraction
  •     Policies for renewable resources. Substitutability of natural capital and scarcity
  •     sustainable development and growth patterns
  •     Efficiency and control of environmental problems
  •     Environmental externalities and pollution
  •     Economic and fiscal instruments for environmental control
  •     Economic analysis and collective action for decision-making purposes
  •     Economic evaluation techniques for assessing social costs and benefits
  •     Intergenerational equity
  •     Environmental impact assessment, strategic environmental assessment and the multi-criteria techniques
     


Methodologies considered are:

  •  Hedonic prices
  •  Contingent valuation
  •  Choice experiment
  •  Deliberative democracy and other no-market approaches

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Monday 14.00-16.00

Exam Board

BARBARA CAVALLETTI (President)

MARCELLO MONTEFIORI

LESSONS

ORARI

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ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS

EXAMS

Exam description

Written exam

Assessment methods

The assessing methods for the learning outcomes consist  in workshops, exercises, and group work, during the lectures