The Economics of Climate Change
- To enable students to apply economic reasoning to issues in climate change;
- To enable students to think about climate policy in a consistent and creative manner.
Knowledge and understanding of:
- the main economic arguments which help explain why human-induced climate change has arisen;
- estimation of damage costs from climate change
- evaluation of climate change mitigation options
- problems of international cooperation on climate change policy
- distributional implications of climate change and climate change policy
- resource use within sustainable development strategies.
Coordinator: Professor Nick Hanley
This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.