GY329 Half Unit
Applied Economics of Environment and Development
This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Dr Charles Palmer STC3.03
This course is available on the BA in Geography, BSc in Economic History and Geography, BSc in Environment and Development, BSc in Environmental Policy with Economics and BSc in Geography with Economics. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.
Applied Environmental Economics (GY222) and/or Intermediate Microeconomics (EC201)
This course explores the complex relationships between economic development, poverty and the environment. It covers a range of important natural resource and environmental issues in developing countries, and provides students with the necessary tools to critically evaluate how these issues have been addressed by different stakeholders and at different levels of governance. Using concepts and analytical tools grounded in applied economics, primarily environmental and development economics, the course will examine a range of topics, including: the poverty-environment trap; property rights and governance; the food-energy-environment nexus; biofuels; and urbanization.
In the Department of Geography and Environment, teaching will be delivered through a combination of classes/seminars, pre-recorded lectures, live online lectures, in-person lectures and other supplementary interactive live activities.
This course is delivered through a combination of classes and lectures across Lent Term.
This course includes a reading week in Week 6 of Lent Term.
Students will be expected to produce a ‘mock exam’ essay during the Lent Term.
Barbier, E (2005) Natural Resources and Economic Development, Cambridge University Press.
Lopez, R., and M. Toman (2006) Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability. Columbia University Press.
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Department: Geography & Environment
Total students 2019/20: 36
Average class size 2019/20: 18
Capped 2019/20: No
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
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