SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentJunior Class A, Department of Economics Junior Class B, Department of Economics Senior Class A, Department of Economics Senior Class B, Department of Economics
Course NameEnvironmental Economics
InstructorLEE HUEY-LIN
Credit3.0
Course TypeElective
Prerequisite
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Part I. Weekly lectures:













































































































週次



課程內容與指定閱讀



教學活動與課前、課後作業



學生學習投入時間



(含課堂教學時數)



W1



Introduction of the course and activity arrangement



Lecture



 



W2-3



The economy and the environment



Lecture



(3+4.5) ea



W4



Economic analysis of environmental issues



Lecture



(3+4.5) ea



W5



Library resource workshop



lecture/hands-on exercise



3+4.5



W6



Ecological economics and environmental accounting



Lecture



(3+4.5) ea



W7



Population, Agriculture and the environment



Lecture



(3+4.5) ea



W8-9



Pollution: Impacts and policy responses



Lecture



(3+4.5) ea



W10-11



Environment, trade and development



Lecture



(3+4.5) ea



W12



Project preliminary presentation



student presentations



3+4.5



W12



The nexus between trade, economy and the environment



lecture/ paper pre-study



(3+4.5) ea



W13



Natural resource leakage from developing countries



lecture/ paper pre-study



(3+4.5) ea



W14



Economic development strategies and the environmental stress



lecture/ paper pre-study



(3+4.5) ea



W15



Economic analysis on policies for correcting externality of economic activities



lecture/ paper pre-study



(3+4.5) ea



W16



Evaluating proposals for green growth



lecture/ paper pre-study



3+4.5



W16-18



Oral Presentations of the Group Projects



student presentations



3+ as much as possible.



W18



Written Reports of the Group Projects



student presentations in writing.



3+ as much as possible.




 



 



Part II. Group projects:



Students are asked to establish small groups (at the minimum, two per group) to present and comment on selected papers under the theme related to trade-economy-environment nexus. Feedback and discussion at the presentation shall be summarized in the written reports of the group projects. So the presenters be sure to seek feedback and invite discussion at their presentations.



Students need to find their partners themselves for the group project. Groups have to set their work schedule and management plan for the project. It is advised that students devote at least three hours per week on the project. Presentations of the group projects consist of two parts: oral and written (both in English). A preliminary oral presentation is arranged at the early stage of the project for the instructor to offer suggestions toward the final project. Formal oral presentations of the group projects will be scheduled around late May and early June. Written reports are due the last week of the semester.



 


Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant
Requirement/Grading

Grading plan:



(1) In-class discussion: 30%



(2) Preliminary report of the group project (oral with PowerPoint presentation): 10%



(3) Oral presentation of group project: 20%



(4) Written report of the group project: 40%



 


Textbook & Reference

Textbook for beginners in this field:



Harris, J. M. (2013). Environmental and natural resource economics: a contemporary approach (3rd ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin.



Appleyard, Dennis R., Alfred J. Field, Jr., (2017). International Economics, 9th Edition, McGraw-Hill.



 



NB: More references to be offered after the first class meeting and subsequently to coordinate with the topics decided for project writing.



 


Urls about Course
Please understand that all the arrangements stated in this syllabus are tentative and will be adjusted according to the composition of students. As a result, the instructor reserves the right to made revision or modification to this syllabus during the semester and will announce the changes, if any, in the class.
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