Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102065051998Land EconomicsElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The objectives of this course are to provide students with an overview of the economic theory and analysis of issues pertaining to land use. Upon completion of the course, students should be familiar with concepts of land rent and economic welfare, the basic aspects of economic valuation of land, public policies affecting land use.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Ela ATIŞ
Learning Outcomes
1Build responsibility and self-confidence through discussions and problem solving practices in class
2Have necessary skills for making research, analysis and synthesis through writing term papers
3Gain the perspective enabling efficient and sustainable use of land resources
4Understand the current status of land resources in Turkey and the adequacy of these resources to meet future needs
5Understand the methods using economic valuation of land
6Earn basics principles behind the economic approach to use and problems of land resources
7Gain the analitical perspective enabling production of solutions to land problems and effective decision making
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
• An Economic Concept and Importance of land, Alternative Forms of Land Use, land as a Factor of Production • Land Rent and Economic Welfare • Demand for Land and Population, Intensity of land Use • Property in Land Resources and Property Rights, Externalities of Land Use • Economic Valuation of Land and Valuation Methods • Land Potential and Land Use in Turkey • Land Conservation and Policy Need in Turkey
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, Scope, Necessities, Importance of Course and Basic Concepts
2An Economic Concept and Importance of land, Alternative Forms of Land Use, land as a Factor of Production
3Natural Limits of land Supply, Economical, Institutional and Technological Factors Affecting Land Supply
4The Concept of Land Rent, Productivity of Land as an Element of Land Rent, Land Rent and Economic Welfare
5Demand for Land and Population, Intensity of land Use
6Factors Affecting Intensive and Overuse of Land, Environmental Effects of Agricultural Land-Use Change
7Property in Land Resources and Property Rights, Externalities of Land Use
8Midterm exam
9Economic Valuation of Land, Ecosystem Services Provided by Land, Total Economic Value of Land
10Measuring Economic Value, Market Price, Revealed Preference Methods, Stated Preference Methods
11Land Potential and Land Use in Turkey
12Demand for Land in Turkey, Land Necessity for Agricultural and Nonagricultural
13Land Conservation Need in Turkey and Future Land Demands
14Land Protection Policy
15Report Presentations
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Raleigh Barlowe, (1986). Land Resource Economics: The Economics of Real Estate (Fourth Edition). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall. 2. C. Cornelis van Kooten, 1993. Land Resource Economics and Sustainable Development: Economic Policies and the Common Good, UBC Press, Vancouver. 3. Hartwick, J.M., Olewiler,N. (1998). The Economics of Natural Resource Use, ISBN: 0321014286. 4. Ruben N. Lubowski, Shawn Bucholtz, Roger Claassen, Micheal J. Roberts, Joseph C. Cooper, Anna Gueorguieva, and Robert Johansson, 2006. Environmental Effects of Agricultural Land-Use Change – The Role of Economics and Policy, USDA Economic Research Service, ERR No: 25, August 2006.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Report Preparation14040
Report Presentation11010
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12020
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
Reading8756
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)225
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO44      5    54
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* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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