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KTE404E - Environmental Economics

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Course title: Environmental Economics

Course code: KTE404E

Faculty: Faculty of International Economics 

Department: Division of Applied Economics 

Credit hours: 03

Prerequire(s): Principles of Microeconomics (KTE202E)

Time of the first design/announcement:

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  1. COURSE OBJECTIVES

This course aims to provide a concepts, theories and methods to study the interactions between the economy and the environment (the life support system of the earth) in order to ensure a stable, effective, continuous and sustainable development based on environmental protection and human-centered.

Environmental economics researches on environmental issues, exploiting from both microeconomic and macroeconomic aspects. Environmental economics focuses primarily on how people make decisions, why they cause environmental consequences, and how they can change the way we conduct our business. Make the environment more balanced, more stable with the desires and needs of us and the ecosystem itself.

This course provides skills for anlysis, critical thinking of enviromental issues in term of scientific, logic and creative manner. This course also provide the students the practical skills, decision making skills and solving the environmental problems. The students use, improve the theory and practice, necessary skills to learn, to do the research, to work indipendently and effectively to meet the requirements of industrialization, modernization and international economic integration and the English working environment.

 

  1. COURSE CONTENTS  

 

No

Contents

Time Allocation

Hour(s) on the class


Essays, exercise, assignments,

(3)

Self-study with teacher tutorials(4)

Lecture

(1)

Practice, Seminar

(2)

1

Introduction to Environmental Economics 

- What is environmental economics

- Economic approach to environmental issues

3

0

0

  6

2

Chapter 1: Linkages between Environment and Economy

- Environment and Environment’s functions to the economy

- Types of Environmental Change  

- Waste and Pollutions

3

0

0

6

3

Chapter 1: Linkages between Environment and Economy

Circular Flow Models 

Economic growth and the environment

Sustainability of our Environment and Economy

2

1

1.5

4.5

4

Chapter 2: Economics of Environmental Quality

Demand, Willingness to pay, Marginal Benefit, Consumer 

Supply

Efficiency 

Market failure

3

0

0

6

Chapter 2: Economics of Environmental Quality

- Environmental quality as Environmental Goods 

Environmental goods as Common-property goods

Optimal level of pollution Approach 

2

1

1.5

4.5

6

Chapter 2: Economics of Environmental Quality

Command and Control approach (CAC)

Pigouvian taxes

Emission charges/taxes

Subsidies

Transferable Discharge Permit/Quota

Deposit-Refund Systems

3

0

0

6

7

Chapter 3: Economic Assessment of Environmental Impacts

Introduction to Assessment of Environmental Impacts

Procedures of Assessment of Environmental Impacts

Contents of Assessment of Environmental Impacts reports

Methodology 

2

1

1.5

4.5

8

Chapter 3: Economic Assessment of Environmental Impacts

Definition

Steps to CBA

2

1

1.5

4.5

9

Chapter 3: Economic Assessment of Environmental Impacts

Major Indicators (NPV, BCR, IRR)

Decision rule

Assumptions

Case study

2

1

1.4

4.5

10

Midterm exam

0

3

0

6

11

Chapter 3: Economic Assessment of Environmental Impacts

Introduction to Environmental Valuation 

Total economic value

3

0

0

6

12

Chapter 3: Economic Assessment of Environmental Impacts Environmental Valuation Techniques

Case study

2

1

1.5

4.5

13

Chapter 4: Environmental Management

Introduction into environment management

Environmental management approaches.

 Main problems and future opportunities of environmental management. 

Environmental management in Vietnam

2

1

0

6

14

Group assignment 

(presentation)

0

3

4.5

1.5

15

Group assignment 

(presentation)

0

3

4.5

1.5

Total hours

30

15

22.5

67.5

.  

 

  1. COURSE ASSESSMENT

- Score ladder: 10

- Type of assessment



Form

Content

Criteria

Proportion

 

Formative

 

Attendance

Take responsiblity to attend the class 

 

The number of attendances and participation in lesson

 

10%

Quiz, midterm test

Examize the knowldge from first lesson to chapter 2

Quick test, 60 minutes. 

    15%

Report

Presenting 

Group or individual assignment 

15%

Summative

Final test

Choice question, exersice and short essay questions.

MCQ + writing (90 mins)

60%

 

 

 

100%

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