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Environmental appraisal and economics: Economics
Code: G2603B
Teacher:  Danilo Bertoni
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CFU subdivision: Lectures: 4
Basic aims:  The course is supposed to:
- introduce students to basic concepts of environment’s economic analysis
- give the main instruments of economic analysis of environmental problems
- give ways of intervention on main actors of economic system
Acquired skills:  Through the teaching the student achieve the capacity for identify instruments of economic analysis of environmental policy and their effects on economic variables with reference to control positive and negative externalities from agricultural sector.
Course contents:  1) Introduction to environmental economics 2) Environment-economy interactions 3)Environmental microeconomics 4) Renewable natural resources economics 5)Agriculture multifunctionality 6) Environmental contents in agricultural policies and agro-environmental policies
Program:  1) Introduction to environmental economics Environmental economics history Natural resources in classical and neoclassical economics Environmental economics, natural resources economics and ecological economics 2) Environment-economy interactions Economic growth and environmental sustainability Sustainable development 3)Environmental microeconomics Market failure Private and public goods Externalities The socially optimal level of pollution Pollution regulation: Incentive vs command-and-control mechanism The socially optimal level of pollution and taxation The polluter-pays principle The pigouvian tax The costs of pollution reduction Pollution taxes effects on consumers Economical implications of command-and-control approach Taxes vs standards in the presence of information asymmetry Environmental subsidies Deposit-refund systems Tradable emission permits The Kyoto Protocol and EU emission trading system 4) Renewable natural resources economics 5)Agriculture multifunctionality Multifunctionality: theoretical background The different viewpoints on multifunctionality: the positive and the normative interpretation Joint production and externalities linked to agricultural production The multiple functions of agriculture Multifunctionality: policy implications 6) The Common Agricultural Policy (an overview) The CAP greening process CAP cross-compliance The Rural Development Policy (an overview) The agro-environmental measures 2014-2020 perspectives
Prerequisites:  Principles of microeconomics
Preparatory instructions:  It is highly recommended to have taken principles of microeconomics
Learning materials:  1)Slides provided by the teacher 2)Books: FIRST PART D.W. Pearce, R.K. Turner, Economia delle risorse naturali e dell’ambiente, il Mulino Chapters: 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,16(paragraphs from 1 to 5) (out of commerce). Alternatively: Turner R.K., Pearce D.W., Bateman I., Economia ambientale, Il Mulino Capitoli 1,2,4,5 Optional: T. Tietenberg, Economia dell’ambiente; McGraw-Hill, 2006 SECOND PART Multifunzionalità Henke R., Verso il riconoscimento di una agricoltura multifunzionale, Inea, Edizioni Scientifiche Italiane, 2004 Capitoli 1,2,3,4
3)Articles and websites provided by the teacher
Other info:  The exam consists of a written examination in order to verify the student's knowledge on both the theoretical aspects of environmental economics and on the policy instruments related to agro-environment.
The written exam consists of 7 closed questions and 1 open question.
The grade obtained is mediated (only when it is at least 18/30) with that of 'Estimo ed economia forestale e dell'ambiente mod. 1: estimo ambientale'
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