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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI
Course unit
VALUATION AND ASSESSMENT OF FOREST AND ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS AND SERVICES
AGN1030815, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI (Ord. 2014)
AV2091, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track LAND AND FOREST CONSERVATION [002LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination VALUATION AND ASSESSMENT OF FOREST AND ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS AND SERVICES
Website of the academic structure http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI (Ord. 2014)

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MARA THIENE AGR/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses AGR/01 Rural economy and evaluation 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 2.0 16 34.0 No turn
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Principles of mathematics and statistics
Target skills and knowledge: The aim of the course is to acquire methodologies and survey tools in order to estimate economic value of environmental resources. The course will also focus on tools to manage the land and the environment. Empirical applications and case studies will be illustrated and discusse, with a particular focus on Alpine and Mediterranean forests.
Examination methods: Written test
Assessment criteria: Criteria are based on valuation of theoretical and practical learning
Course unit contents: Topics covered in the course include:
1. Principles of environmental economics, market failure, public goods, externalities and economic value of environmental resources
2. Revealed Preference methods: Travel Cost, Hedonic Pricing
3. Stated Preference methods: Contingent Valuation, Choice Experiments
4. Benefit Transfer
5. Payment of Ecosystem Services
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: A substantial part of the course will be devoted to data analysis by means of tutorials and computer session.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Class notes, additional materials and readings will be posted online at https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Champ P.A., Boyle K.J., Brown T.C., A Primer on Nonmarket Valuation. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Hanley N., Shogren J.F., White B.,, Environmental Economics in Theory and Practice. --: Palgrav, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo