Course syllabus PHD_E045_N - Environmental Economics II (FEM - 2019/2020 - post-graduate studies)

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University: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Economics and Management
Course unit code: PHD_E045_N
Course unit title: Environmental Economics II
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture3 hours weekly / 39 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits: 10
Semester: Business Economics and Management - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Business Economics and Management - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Business Economics and Management - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Business Economics and Management - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Economics and Management of Agriculture and Food Processing - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Economics and Management of Agriculture and Food Processing - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Economics and Management of Agriculture and Food Processing - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Economics and Management of Agriculture and Food Processing - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Level of study: 3.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
Preparation and presentation of the project (40 points), final exam (60 points). At least 93 points have to be obtained to get grade A, of at least 86 points for grade B, at least 79 points for grade C, at least 72 points for grade D and at least 64 points have to be obtained to get grade E.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The aim of the course is to familiarize PhD. students of various programs with the key theories of environmental economics and environmental policy with the links on principles of sustainable development at the global, regional, national and local level.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to understand theories of environmental economics and policy. They should be able to apply these theories when discussing practical environmental problems. To help the student to get in details of the
theories in the fields related to their doctoral theses is one of the main goals of the course.
Course contents:
The course pays attention to the following problems: Environmental problem as a problem of allocation of scarce resources; Optimum of environmental quality, macroeconomic aspects; Optimum of environmental quality, microeconomic aspects; Theoretical foundations for environmental policy; Methods of quantification and valuation of environmental pollution; Methods of optimization and decision making in the optimal use of the basic environmental functions; Problems and limitations of optimization methods and decision making in the optimal use of environmental functions; Methods of quantifying environmental policy objectives; Global environmental problems, policy solutions; The efficient and optimal use of natural resources; The theory of optimal non-renewable resource extraction; The dynamics of renewable resources harvesting; Environmental accounting.
Recommended or required reading:
Recommended:
Hanley, Shogren and White “Environmental Economics in Theory and Practice” SecondEdition 2007 Palgrave MacMillan, ISBN-13: 978-0333971376
Kolstad Ch D “Environmental Economics” Second Edition 2011, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 9780199732647
Perman, Ma, Common, Maddison & McGilvray “Natural Resource and Environmental Economics,” Fourth Edition 2011, Addison Wesley, ISBN-10: 0321417534

Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Notes:
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 0

Name of lecturer(s): doc. Ing. Miroslava Rajčániová, PhD. (examiner, lecturer, person responsible for course, tutor)
Last modification: 15. 2. 2019
Supervisor: doc. Ing. Miroslava Rajčániová, PhD. and programme supervisor


Last modification made by Iveta Kunová on 02/15/2019.

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