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EC4405   Economics of the Environment

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available to General Degree students with the permission of the Honours Adviser

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Tue.

The aim of this module is to introduce basic ideas, methods and problems of environmental economics and policy building on current scientific evidence and a knowledge of economics. The political economy background will be emphasized. Specific problems of developing countries and their relations to the developed world will be studied.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the Economics Honours Adviser

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 20 hours of lectures over 11 weeks, 1-hour tutorial (x 5 weeks) plus 1 office hour (x 12 weeks).

Scheduled learning hours: 25

Guided independent study hours: 175

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework (incl. Class Test 25%) = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 75%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 25%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr J Y Jin
Module teaching staff: Dr Jim Jin