Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9105025111998Environmental EconomicsElective118
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
At the end of this course, students will learn basic principles behind the economic approach to environmental problems, externalities and non-market valuation methods; gain experience in environmental economics analysis.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof.Dr. Ela ATIŞ
Learning Outcomes
1To learn basic principles behind the economic approach to environmental problems,
2Ability to learn externalities and non-market valuation methods;
3To understand the protection of natural sources
4Be able to use graphical analaysis techniques for the observation of environmental ptroblems
5Be aware of responsibility
6Be able to understand the relation between environmental problems and economical supports
7Gain experience in environmental economics analysis.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
• Interlinkages between Economy and Environment • Environment and International Relations • Public Goods, Externalities and Internalizing Externalities • Sustainability and Sustainable Development • Economic Valuation: Concepts and Methods • Measuring Benefits and Costs • Natural Resources and Environmental Problems • Environmental Policies in EU and Turkey
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction, scope, necessities and importance of course
2Basic concepts Economic Approach to Environmental Problems, Interlinkages between Natural Resources, Environment and the Economy
3Public Goods, Property Rights and Environmental Externalities
4Definition and Classification of Natural Resources, Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources, Relationship between Natural Resources and Population
5Natural Resource Potential of Turkey
6Land and Water Resources, Uses and Environmental Problems of them
7Sustainability, Sustainable Development and Agriculture
8Midterm exam
9Scarcity and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
10Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environmental Pollution, Agricultural Externalities
11Economic Valuation: Concepts and Methods
12Theory and Methods of Market and Non-Market Valuation and case studies
13International Problems Related to Environment and Natural Resources
14Environmental and Natural Resources Problems in Turkey
15Term Paper Presentations
16Final Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Hartwick, J.M., Olewiler,N. (1998). The Economics of Natural Resource Use, ISBN: 0321014286. 2. Kolstad, C.D. (2000).Environmental Economics, Oxford University Press, ISBN:0-19-511954-1. 3. Hanley, N., Shogren, J.F., White, B. (2007). Environmental Economics in Theory and Practice, ISBN: 139780333971376 4. Tietenberg, T. (2004). Environmental Economics and Policy, ISBN: 0321194128. 5. Karacan, A.R. (2007). Çevre Ekonomisi ve Politikası, E.Ü. İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi Yayın No:6, ISBN: 9789754837513.
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
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Report Preparation188
Self Study1411154
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)244
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