SØK8624 - Environmental and Resource Economics


New from the academic year 2010/2011

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 6 timer

Course content

The first part of the course includes the theory of external effects, institutions and environmental issues. Theories of environmental regulations and models of climate change and other international environmental issues are discussed. In the part on natural resources, models for optimal management of fish, wood and wildlife will be analysed, in addition to models for non-renewable resources as oil. These problems are mainly dynamic, and the main principles of optimal control theory and dynamic programming will be presented.

Learning outcome

Students should obtain in depth knowledge about environmental issues, and knowledge of models important for management of renewable (for example fish) and non-renewable natural resources (for example oil).

Learning methods and activities

4 hours of lectures every week. One compulsory term paper. The course can be taught in English when there are English-speaking students who meet the recommended previous knowledge.
The course is an optional master's course, and it is not taught every semester. Check

Compulsory assignments

  • One approved term paper.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SØK3524 10.0 01.09.2010
SØK8524 10.0 01.09.2010
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2010

No.of lecture hours: 4

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2011

No.of lecture hours: 4

Language of instruction: English


Subject area(s)
  • Social Sciences
  • Economics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Economics



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Skriftlig eksamen 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Skriftlig eksamen 100/100 2011-06-03 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
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