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A3. ENVIRONMENTAL AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS WITH EMPHASIS ON COASTAL AND MARINE ENVIRONMENTS OF EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN

ERACOM, A3

Core course

4 ECTS

Period

 

 

Instructors

Eftichios Sartzetakis, Dionysis Latinopoulos

 

Description

The course provides a theoretical framework and methodological tools for understanding the relationship between the human economy and the natural environment, focusing on coastal and marine areas. The course introduces the tools of standard economic analysis (supply and demand, welfare economics) and uses them to analyse the main environmental and natural resource problems (market distortions, public goods provision, common property resources) and the resource allocation problem over time. The role of properly defined property right is discussed and a variety of policy instruments are presented and evaluated. Furthermore, the course introduces elements of interdisciplinary approaches such as ecological economics models. The class will focus on the application of theoretical perspectives to a diversity of resources and environmental issues, in an attempt to identify possible solutions to overexploitation of renewable and non-renewable resources and to pollution problems. 
 
 
Learning outcomes
  1. Students will acquire a systematic understanding of environmental and natural
    resource economics concepts and public policies based on the most recent
    information and research in the field.
  2. Students will be able to apply the analytical approaches learned to analyze
    fundamental environmental and resource issues mainly specific to coastal and
    marine environments.
  3. Students will be able to develop a research project proposing a solution or an
    improvement to existing policies/practices at a local, national or global level
  4. Students will improve their communication skills in teamwork and oral and
    written presentations. 
Assessment
  1. Exam (40%)
  2. Research paper (30%)
  3. Draft research paper (10%)
  4. Oral presentation (20%)
 
 
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