TEP4222 - Input-Output Analysis, Trade and Environment


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Approved exercises 30/100
work 70/100

Course content

Environmental input-output analysis is becoming increasingly important. The objective of this course is to cover the main methodological challenges as well as give insight into two fields of applications.
The first part of the course shows how data from the national accounts provides a basis for economic as well as environmental assessment. Based on this, the input-output framework of Nobel laureate Wassily Leontief is developed. The second part of the course focuses on the application of input-output analysis to understand the material flows (MFA) within our society. Understanding this is becoming increasingly important to develop a sustainable society. The last part of the course addresses methods for analyzing environmental aspects of international trade and consumption. A method for analyzing the environmental impact of an arbitrary bag of goods as well as the full domestic consumption of a country is thought. This includes assessing environmental impacts associated with imported goods and services. The course also gives an introduction to how multiregional input-output can be used to derive environmental trade balances. Further, the course includes a session on the application of linear programming methods to input-output analysis. Finally an introduction to trade models based on comparative advantage is given.

Learning outcome

– The course provides the student with knowledge about:
– Environmentally extended Input-output analysis (EIO).
– National Accounts and environmental extensions.
– Construction of input-output matrices based on the national accounts.
– The methodological basis of input-output analysis
– Application of EIO for environmental assessment of production and consumption activities on a sector, national regional and global level.
The course gives the student insight about:
How to assess environmental repercussions in large production networks.

The course should enable the student to:
Assess the environmental impacts associated with production and consumption activities.

General competence:
The course should give the student insight on:
The environmental impacts of production and consumption.

Learning methods and activities

The course consists of lectures and problem sets. The course reading is mandatory. The lectures are in English. Since the teaching is given in English the Examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Further on evaluation

Portofolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portofolio includes a final written exam (70%) and exercises (30%). The result for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portofolio is assigned a letter grade.

If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Course materials

All course material is distributed via Blackboard.

More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 8

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Economics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Energy and Process Engineering



Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD Approved exercises 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD work (1) 70/100 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation

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