Microeconomics; Political Economy
Create a common ground for students with different educational qualifications. Developing a strategic understanding of: the main causes of the market failures; the potential conflicts between economic growth and resources preservation. Developing a theoretic and technical understanding of the problems to select the appropriate management policies. Grasp the main differences between Environmental Economics and Ecological Economics.
The course is divided in two sections: the first part aims to provide students with the theoretic understanding of the environmental problems; the second is devoted to analysing empirical cases.
The course offers an overview of the economic analysis of the environmental phenomenon through both the environmental and the ecological economics vision. Starting from the concept of resource as “a cultural appraisal”, the course critically analyses the following issues: market failures, efficient use of the economic instruments for sustainable development. A special attention will be devoted to the analysis of some case studies and of the main local and supranational public policies.
Ahmed Hussen, Environmental economics and sustainability, Third ed., Routledge, 2013
Ignazio Musu, Introduzione all'economia dell'ambiente, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2000
Maria Tinacci Mossello, Politica dell’Ambiente, Il Mulino, 2008
Lectures, case studies analysis, outdoor training, seminars
- Partial examination: oral and written
- Final examination: Oral
Regular attendance is encouraged, although it is not required. Attendance at partial examinations is encouraged.