|Semester||Fall Semester, 2019|
|Department||The International Master Program of Applied Economics and Social Development (IMES) , First Year The International Master Program of Applied Economics and Social Development (IMES) , Second Year|
|Course Name||Environmental Economics|
Part I. Weekly lectures:
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.
(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.|