Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Environmental Economics, 7.5 credits

(Miljöekonomi, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1093NE
Subject area: Economics
Main field of study: Economics
Academic school: School of Social Sciences
Disciplinary domain: Social Sciences 100%
Grading scale: G/VG
Education cycle: First-cycle (Bachelor)
Course level: B (intermediate)
Progressive specialisation: G1F (First cycle. Entry requirements: 0-60 credits from first-cycle courses)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: VT 2018 (spring semester)

1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Social Sciences at Södertörn University on 2017-08-31 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

30 higher education credits and English B and Mathematics C (intermediate level), or the equivalent

3. Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is able to:

  • understand environmental externalities and market failures
  • describe and apply the economics of pollution control and sustainable development
  • use the appropriate knowledge and tools to value environmental effects
  • use economic theory for the analysis of environmental problems and climate change

4. Course content, modules and examinations

In recent years, environmental economics has broadened our ability to understand the impact of the environment on economic growth and vice versa. This course aims to provide the students with knowledge and understanding of environmental economics.

The following topics will be discussed and studied in this course:
-- environmental externalities and the theory of market failure
-- the economics of pollution control (efficient level of environmental pollution, taxes, tradable permits, command-and-control)
-- the economics of sustainable development (including the measurement of sustainable development and the effect of economic growth on the environment)
-- valuation of environmental resources (including cost-benefit analysis)
-- the economics of international environmental problems and climate change (including analytical controversy among environmental economists and global agreements on reducing greenhouse gas emissions).

  • Environmental Economics, 7,5 credits
    (Miljöekonomi, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

    1001, Environmental Economics, 7,5 credits
    (Miljöekonomi, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
    Grades permitted: U/G/VG
    Academic discipline: Social Sciences 100%

5. Course design

Teaching is conducted in the form of lectures.

6. Examination format

Examination is through written examination.
 The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

If a student has a certificate for compensatory support from Södertörn University, the examiner may decide on an adapted examination or alternative examination form in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

7. Reading list

If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
Valid from Valid to Decision date Decision board
HT 2018HT 20192019-05-09Ämnesrådet för nationalekonomi vid institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper
VT 20202019-11-06Ämnesrådet för nationalekonomi vid institutionen för samhällsvetenskaper

8. Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.