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Environmental Economics (Nankai) DUMF5120

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Credits: 15
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course introduces the theory of environmental economics and environmental policy.


16 x 2-hour sessions

Requirements of Entry

Entry to Nankai JGS Environmental Science programme.

Excluded Courses





Summative Assessment

■ Coursework in the form of an major report (70% of grade)

■ Presentations and seminar participation (30% of grade)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To provide students with a thorough and comprehensive introduction to the theory of environment economics.

To explain the major environmental economic policy instruments such as pollutant tax, emissions permits trading and ecological compensation.

To introduce concepts such as green development, low carbon development, circular development and sustainable development.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

- Explain and discuss theories of ecological economic systems, environmental externality theory, material balance theory and other basic theory;

- Critically assess basic methods such as environmental resources valuation methods; economic incentives for pollution control policy instruments; circular economy and low carbon development, etc.

- Apply Environmental Economics theories to current Environmental management.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.

Attendance at seminars and tutorials is required.