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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT
Course unit
ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
SUP4065257, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT
IA2447, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ECONOMY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
Website of the academic structure www.dissgea.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction French
Branch Univ. Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in SUSTAINABLE TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT

Lecturers
Teacher in charge MOUEZ FODHA

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses SECS-P/01 Political Economy 3.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 3.0 21 54.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Examination methods: There is a wide range of evaluation approaches. These approaches concern formative and summative objectives. This is in line with targeted learning outcomes that focus on knowledge and insights, application skills and communication in a balanced way.
The variety of evaluation approaches is also due to the fact that the courses are offered in combinations with different study programs belonging to different universities.
The first group of exams is written and usually, essays are written. This type of evaluation allows a more creative and research-oriented approach. When the essay reflects student research, it must show the ability to clearly formulate research questions, organize and conduct research, apply appropriate methods, be able to collect data in the field and analyze that data.
Next, students must be able to discuss the results and include them in the broader scientific debate. Furthermore, the structure and writing of the essay must comply with the correct and academic writing rules. In many cases, the evaluation of the process, peer evaluation and/or presentation are related to the quality of the essay writing.
The second group of exams is implemented orally. This way they can be customized and are more interactive. Many courses have a policy of oral exams as a standardized procedure (questions, presentation, peer/self-assessment). This allows students to express themselves actively and dialogically.
Oral exams are particularly suited to test understanding/insights and the application of knowledge as they encourage students to produce clear communication and express their personal attitudes. As for the essays, an integrative oral evaluation allows a more creative and research-oriented approach.
Intermediate evaluations are generally used in an educational way to provide students with timely feedback, while final evaluations are used in a summative manner. Peer evaluation results can influence an individual's final grade.
Course unit contents: 1. The economic approach of the environment:
- The main causes of environmental degradation
– The environment in developing countries
- The environment in industrialized countries
- The environment as a public good
- The responsibilities of markets and the State in environmental degradation.

2. Evaluation of environmental goods:
- Principles of assessment (option values, bequest value, existence value).
- Assessment methods (indirect methods, direct method, contingent evaluation) The evaluation in public decisions (cost-benefit analysis).

3. The instruments of environmental policies:
- Ways to overcome the presence of externalities
- Problems of implementation of environmental policy (choice of instrument, monitoring and penalizing fraud.
- From theory to practice (taxes in practice, tradable emission permits, polluters’ strategies, the debate on environmental taxes).

4. Global Trade and Environment:
- Impact of free trade on the environment
- Do environmental measures influence free trade? The indirect consequences of environmental policies.

5.Sustainable Development:
- What is sustainable development?
- The environmental Kuznets Curve
- The precautionary principle.

6. Natural resources:
- The economic concept of natural resource
- Exhaustible resources
– The Hotelling Rule
- Renewable resources
- Optimal exploitation of a renewable resource.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)