Course - Input-Output Analysis, Trade and Environment - TEP4222
TEP4222 - Input-Output Analysis, Trade and Environment
Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed
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Environmental input-output analysis is a well-established method for environmental footprinting and sustainable development. The objective of this course is to introduce the method, as well as provide 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 accounting. Based on this, the input-output framework is developed. It provides a method for identifying the production activities and analyzing the environmental impact of an arbitrary basket of goods as well as all domestic consumption. 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 using multi-regional input-output tables. This includes assessing environmental impacts associated with imported goods and services.
Knowledge: 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. 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. Material flows in an economy. Emissions associated with the production of traded goods. Skills: The course should enable the student to: Describe and solve production and consumption balances as a set of linear equations (basic matrix algebra). Assess the environmental impacts associated with production and consumption activities. Read and interpret scientific papers in environmental input-output analysis. Use computer programming (python or MatLab) for the required modeling and presentation of results. 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. Most problem sets involve programming in Python or MatLab. 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
The assessment is based on a final project. There are obligatory exercises which are graded on a pass/fail basis. Make-up assessment/repeat can be based on an oral exam.
Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Recommended previous knowledge
Linear algebra and programming. A basic understanding of economics. An introductory course in environmental science or environmental economics. One of the following courses or equivalent: TEP4223 Life-Cycle Assessment, TIØ4120 Operations Reasearch. Contact main lecturer for inquiries regarding prerequisites.
All course material is distributed via Blackboard.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2023
Language of instruction: English
- Industrial Ecology
- Technological subjects
Examination arrangement: Assignment
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