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AGERE-E01 Environmental Economics I: Theory, 5 sp 
Kod AGERE-E01  Giltighet 01.01.2017 -
Namn Environmental Economics I: Theory  Förkortning Environmental E 
Omfattning5 sp   
UndervisningsformFördjupade studier
  BedömningAllmän skala 
    Kan genomföras flera gångernej
Ansvarig enhet Magisterprogrammet i lantbruks-, miljö- och naturresursekonomi 

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

Tidigare studier eller kunskaper 

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

Rekommenderade valfria studier 

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.

Studiematerial och litteratur 

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

Aktiviteter och undervisningsmetoder som stöder lärandet 

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

Bedömningsmetoder och kriterier 

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.

Förbindelser med andra studieperioder 

Replaces the course 863052 Advanced Environmental Economics 10 cr.

Ansvarig person 

Lassi Ahlvik


Suitable for exchange students


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