Master Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics - Specialization Environmental Economics

Human activity is now the dominant influence on the Earth’s climate and
natural environment. The specialization Environmental Economics is about
the economics of environmental quality, development and adoption of
alternative energy sources, international competition and trade, global
warming and climate change policies. It discusses why the management of
the environment and natural resources cannot be left to the free market
and how governments should intervene to reduce pollution and prevent
overexploitation of resources. You will learn about models which are
used investigate the effects of climate change, to study different
policy scenarios and to determine the social costs of carbon. We will
discuss and apply empirical methods to value environmental services.
Furthermore, you will learn why countries rich in natural resources
varying (e.g., oil) often have such a disastrous economic performance.
Naam opleidingsdeel Code Pdf
Master STREEM - Environmental Economics - Core courses E_STR_ENVECC
Master STREEM - Environmental Economics - Elective courses E_STR_ENVEEC
Master STREEM - Optional E_STR_XOP
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