Dades generals

Curs acadèmic:
2017
Descripció:
Instruments de la política ambiental: fonaments, comparació i aplicacions. Tècniques de mediació de costos i beneficis ambientals. Aplicacions: polítiques contra el canvi climàtic (tractat de kioto, carbon neutrality, carbon footprint), gestió dels recursos hídrics i valoració de bens ambientals.
Crèdits ECTS:
3

Grups

Grup CA

Durada:
Semestral, 2n semestre
Professorat:
RENAN ULRICH GOETZ
Idioma de les classes:
Anglès (100%)

Competències

  • Capacitat per analitzar críticament a partir de la recollida d'informació i la interpretació de dades , situacions complexes i dissenyar estratègies creatives i innovadores per resoldre-les.
  • Saber comunicar-se oralment i per escrit en l'àmbit científic i professional , utilitzant les llengües pròpies i l'anglès.
  • Planificar i avaluar la pròpia activitat i el propi aprenentatge i elaborar estratègies per millorar-los aplicant criteris de qualitat.
  • Adquirir una formació multidisciplinar que englobi els aspectes científics , tècnics , socials , econòmics i jurídics del medi ambient per al desenvolupament adequat de la professió.
  • Formular les valoracions econòmiques i legals dels problemes ambientals.
  • Interpretar l'efecte de determinats factors ( globalització , fluxos migratoris i problemes ambientals ) sobre la situació actual del planeta.
  • Dissenyar i aplicar estudis d'avaluació d'impacte ambiental i / o indicadors ambientals.

Continguts

1. General comment: The class is divided in three parts. The first part provides a general overview of the relationship between economics and the environment. In the second part we study different policy instruments at different levels - households, firms, sector or international. In the last part we concentrate on the demand for environmental goods and the estimation of its monetary value.

2. PART I TEORY

3. ITEM 1. Introduction

4. ITEM 2 THE ECONOMY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

5. ITEM 3 GOVERNANCE OF NATURAL RESOURCES

6. 3.1 Criteria for taking collective decisions

7. 3.2 Assignment of rights and responsibilities

8. ITEM 4 SUSTAINABILITY: POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC CONCEPTS

9. ITEM 5 COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS

10. 5.1 Basic concepts (cost-benefit analysis, cost effectiveness, environmental impact analysis)

11. 5.2 Evaluation criteria: Net present value, internal rate of return

12. 5.3 Monetary evaluation of input and output flows, intertemporal evaluation, uncertainty and irreversibility and distributional aspects

13. PART II ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

14. ITEM 6 ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY INSTRUMENTS

15. 6.1 Decentralized and centralized policies (standards, incentives, voluntary approaches)

16. ITEM 7 CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY

17. 7.1 The Kyoto treaty

18. 7.2 Carbon footprint, carbon neutrality

19. ITEM 8 WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

20. 8.1 Legislation

21. 8.2 Economic instruments to balance supply and demand

22. PART III DEMAND FOR ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS

23. ITEM 9 THEORY OF THE DEMAND FOR ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS

24. 9.1 Types of environmental goods (use values and non-use)

25. 9.2 The demand for environmental goods

26. 9.2.1 The administrative approach - environmental impact - legislation

27. 9.2.2 The economic approach (hedonic pricing, travel cost, contingent valuation (surveys))

Activitats

Tipus d’activitat Hores amb professor Hores sense professor Total
Anàlisi / estudi de casos 3 11 14
Prova d'avaluació 1 13 14
Resolució d'exercicis 6 15 21
Total 10 39 49

Bibliografia

  • Riera i Micaló, Pere (cop. 2005). Manual de economía ambiental y de los recursos naturales. Madrid: Thomson-Paraninfo. Catàleg
  • Field, Barry C., Field, Marta K. (DL 2003). Economía ambiental (3ª ed.). Madrid: McGraw-Hill. Catàleg
  • Field, Barry C (2002 ). Environmental economics : an introduction (3rd ed.). Boston [etc.]: Irwin/McGraw-Hill. Catàleg
  • Hanley, Nick (2001 ). Introduction to environmental economics . Oxford [etc.]: Oxford University Press. Catàleg
  • Barkhas Mohammed, Jalil (DL 2006 ). Introducción a la economía y medio ambiente . [Granada]: Grupo Editorial Universitario. Catàleg
  • Goetz, Renan, José Silva, Elena Del Rey, Nuria Planells, Àngels Xabadia (2014). Prácticas de economía con ordenador. Barcelona: Antoni Bosch. Recuperat , a http://www.antonibosch.com/libro/practicas-de-economia-con-ordenador

Avaluació i qualificació

Activitats d'avaluació:

Descripció de l'activitat Avaluació de l'activitat %
solution of problem sets The evaluation of the problem sets is based on the correct response to the exercises, the resolution process and its result, and the presentation of the results. 15
analysis / case studies The evaluation of analysis / case studies is based on the responses to the questions raised, a precise and clear formulation of the text, and the justification and argumentation of the answers. 40
final exam The evaluation of an exam is based on the responses to the questions raised, a precise and clear formulation of the text, and the justification and argumentation of the answers. 45

Qualificació

EXAMS / EXERCISES:
The evaluation of an exam is based on the responses to the questions raised, a precise and clear formulation of the text, and the justification and argumentation of the answers.

The evaluation of problem sets / case studies is based on the correct response to the exercises, the resolution process and its result, and the presentation of the results.

Mark
The final mark in the first call is calculated according to:

a) 45% of the mark obtained in the final exam

b) 40% of the mark obtained in the analysis / case studies.

c) 15% of the mark obtained for the resolution of the problem sets, class participation and other activities proposed.


The final mark in the second call is calculated according to:

a) 75% of the mark obtained in the exam of the second call

b) 20% of the mark obtained in the analysis / case studies.

c) 5% of the mark obtained for the resolution of the problem sets, class participation and other activities proposed.

Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
If a student hands in an exercise after the deadline, 25% of the possible points are subtracted for each day late.

A no "show up" is equal to an 0.

Observacions

Introductionary Economics