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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
EPP7078459, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
EP2422, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY ECONOMICS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge FULVIO FONTINI SECS-P/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-P/01 Political Economy 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 Commissione AA 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 FONTINI FULVIO (Presidente)
DE MARCHI VALENTINA (Membro Effettivo)
DOSI CESARE (Membro Effettivo)
MORETTO MICHELE (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Microeconomics and basic math tools
Target skills and knowledge: The purpose of the course is introducing and applying those economic tools that help understanding the complex relationships between economics and environment, with regards to:

• Market failures (externalities, environment as public goods, taxation)
• Production, reproduction and deployment of natural resources
• Energy sources and vectors
Examination methods: Written exam. Group works and Essays
Assessment criteria: A key competence that will be assessed is student's ability of actively understanding concepts presented in the course
Course unit contents: • Market and public intervention in the environmental problems
• Environmental economic tools, efficient pollution.
• Effectiveness of economic policy tools
• Exhaustible and renewable natural resources
• Optimal use of exhaustible resources
• Sustainability
• Energy, definitions and markets
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures and teamworks
Additional notes about suggested reading: Supplementary material will be available on the elearning service of the Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Aziendali "Marco Fanno".
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Phaneuf D. J and Requate T., A Course in Environmental Economics: Theory, Policy, and Practice. --: Cambridge University Press, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Conrad, Jon M., Resource economicsJoe M. Conrad. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Creti A. and Fontini F., Electricity Economics. --: Cambridge University Press, --.