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AGERE-E01 Environmental Economics I: Theory, 5 op 
Tunniste AGERE-E01  Voimassaolo 01.01.2017 -
Nimi Environmental Economics I: Theory  Lyhenne Environmental E 
Laajuus5 op   
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  ArvosteluYleinen asteikko 
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Vastuuyksikkö Maatalous-, ympäristö- ja luonnonvaraekonomian maisteriohjelma 

Lassi Ahlvik 


The course is compulsory for students of Agricultural, Environmental and Resource Economics Master's Programme (AGERE)

The course is available to students from other degree programmes.


Period II, 2019. First year of Master's


After completing the course, students are able to derive rigorously the key results of static externality and the optimal use of all instruments. They have ability to choose instruments under uncertainty or under imperfect competition. They have the skills use numerical analysis to apply theories in various types of empirical environmental problems

Edeltävät opinnot tai edeltävä osaaminen 

AGERE-001 Introduction to the Master program in Agricultural, Environmental and Resource economics

Suositeltavat valinnaiset opinnot 

AGERE-E02 Environmental economics II: Mechanisms

AGERE-E03 Climate and Energy

AGERE-E04 Natural Resource Economics


The course provides a rigorous survey on the classical theory of static externality. The course starts with the case of certainty and perfect competition. The goal of environmental quality is derived and the optimal use of all relevant instruments are solved. The restrictive assumptions of certainty and perfect markets are then relaxed. First, the course focuses on how imperfect competition changes the use of instruments. Then, uncertainty on costs and benefits of abatement is introduced and the implications to choice of instruments is examined. Throughout the discussion the production-abatement model employed in two versions: the specification in terms of production function and cost function. An integral part of the course is application of the theories in numerical models.

Oppimateriaali ja kirjallisuus 

Textbook: Baumol & Oates (1988) The theory of environmental policy. Second edition, and classical article per students’ choice.

Oppimista tukevat aktiviteetit ja opetusmenetelmät 

Full set of exercises, numerical analysis of given task and research report on the work, final exam

Arviointimenetelmät ja -kriteerit 

Performance in exercises and the quality of the research report is taken in account when the grade is given primarily based on the final exam.

Yhteydet muihin opintojaksoihin 

Replaces the course 863052 Advanced Environmental Economics 10 cr.


Lassi Ahlvik


Suitable for exchange students


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