Module Details

EC383-7-AU-CO: Environmental Economics

Year: 2016/17
Department: Economics
Essex credit: 15
ECTS credit: 7.5
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: Yes
Full Year Module Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students for a Single Term: No
Outside Option: No

Supervisor: Dr Shilan Dargahi
Teaching Staff: Dr Shilan Dargahi
Contact details: For further information, send an email message to

Module is taught during the following terms
Autumn Spring Summer

Module Description

Many environmental issues can be discussed within a framework of economic analysis that has its roots in the study of capital theory, welfare economics, externalities, regulation design and cost-benefit analysis. The course will focus on the economic analysis relevant for the study of environmental policy. It is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the strength and weakness of economic analysis as applied in these areas.

At the completion of this course, students should be able to grasp the main tools of economic analysis as applied to the environment and to appreciate the main theoretical issues in this area. Further, students should be able to design suitable policies to achieve desirable environmental outcomes. In completing the assignment for this course, students will demonstrate their problem-solving analytical and deductive skills.

Learning and Teaching Methods

One two-hour lecture per week in one term plus some classes.


100 per cent Coursework Mark


One assignment to be submitted during the term.


  • The lectures will follow the recommended textbook: Perman, R. et al., Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Third (or Fourth) Edition, Pearson/Addison Wesley.

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