To provide the knowledge base of economics (political economy, enterprise economy and macroeconomics) to reach a level of knowledge sufficient to interpret their action in the context of society and, in particular, for the understanding of the economics of environmental issues , from sustainability and resource management, through the study of incentives, leading to the consideration of the effects of environmental change and land in terms of value.
Expected learning outcomes
Interpretive skills of the political economy, economic policy and economic aspects of environmental and ecolocical policy. Basic knowledge for the valuation of environmental assets, projects, damage and services.
Lesson period: Second semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
First Part - Microeconomics Supply and demand theory Demand and supply of goods, determination of price, market balance Demand elasticity of price and income Production function, production costs and elasticity Market forms and business choices Efficiency and market failures
Second Part - Economics and the Environment Environment and ethics Functioning of the markets and causes of their failure The failure of public intervention
Third part -Environmental and Territory Control Policies Recourse to the market to protect the environment The establishment of taxes for the use of the environment Ecological taxes Trade in environmental permits Setting environmental standards
Prerequisites for admission
No prior knowledge is required
Frontal teaching is the main teaching method. Attendance at teaching is strongly recommended.
- The slides of the teaching lessons and other references are regularly updated and are available on the Ariel platform. - Microeconomia- J. Sloman, D. Garratt, Elementi di economia, Il Mulino - Economia dell'ambiente - Kerry Turner, David Pearce, Ian Bateman, "Economia Ambientale", Il Mulino
Assessement methods and criteria
The exam consists of a written test (open-ended questions and closed-ended questions) aimed at ascertaining the knowledge acquired about the basic principles of economic theory, the functioning of the markets and the most important instruments for controlling the environment and the territory. The duration of the test is 1 hour. The result is communicated directly to the student by verbalizing the grade of the test and the evaluation is expressed in thirtieths. There are no differences in verification between attending and non-attending students.