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A250A0160 Introduction to Environmental Economics, 6 cr 
Code A250A0160  Validity 01.08.2016 -
Name Introduction to Environmental Economics  Abbreviation Introduction to 
Credits6 cr   
TypeBasic studies  
  Grading scaleStudy modules 0-5,P/F 
  Eligibility for post-graduate studiesno
    Allowed to study several timesno
Organisation LUT School of Business and Management 

Heli Arminen 

Description by Study Guide

Location: Lappeenranta


B.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) 2-3



Teaching Language 


Teacher(s) in Charge 

Associate Professor, D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.) Heli Arminen


By the end of the course, students will be able to
- name the central environmental problems and consider them from the point of view of economics
- use different methods for valuing the environment
- use simple economic models to analyze the connections between economic growth, international trade and sustainable development
- analyze the interplay of renewable and nonrenewable resources and the economy
- evaluate environmental policies from the point of view of economics.


Core content: Economic treatment of environmental issues

Additional content: Valuing the environment, environmental policy, renewable and nonrenewable resources as well as economic growth, international trade and sustainable development

Special content: Finnish and international aspects of environmental issues

Teaching Methods 

Lectures 20 h, exercises 8 h, preparation for lectures and exercises 20 h, course assignment and Moodle exercises 50 h, preparation for paper exam and exam 62 h. Total workload for student 160 h.

Examination in Examination schedule (Yes/No) 


Examination in Moodle (Yes/No) 


Examination in Exam (Yes/No) 


Assessment scale and assessment methods 

Grade 0-5, evaluation 0-100 points. Paper exam 100 %.

Course Materials 

1. Hanley, N., Shogren, J. & White, B. (2013). Introduction to Environmental Economics, 2nd edition.
2. Other material handed out during lectures and exercises.


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Places for exchange-students? (Yes, number/No) 


Places for Open University Students?(Yes, number/No) 

max 5


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