EGMP068 - Seminar on Environmental Economics





Credit value


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Contact hours

32 lectures + 8 tutorials /presentations (40 contact hours)


5% participation in seminars

20% presentation of dissertation proposal

25% simulation business planning decisions exercise

25% policy brief

25% group presentations


  • To deepen the understanding of the environmental, global, strategic and financial issues in energy management (broadly defined) by actively participating in scientific and scholarly discussions
  • To write a policy brief
  • To simulate a business planning decision in an interactive workshop

Learning outcomes

The ability to:

  • Show a potential employer the skills you could bring to their organization and to gain experience that is directly related to the energy sector
  • Search relevant literature to analyse a topic
  • Understand the essential message and conclusions of sophisticated scholarly publications
  • Write a proposal for your dissertation topic
  • Write a policy brief
  • Identify the most relevant literature on your dissertation topic and to extract the essential points relevant to your own work
  • Write a short essay in terms of style, precision, development and presentation of arguments and correct citations
  • Participate actively in discussions during workshops and present your ideas concisely and easy accessible to others
  • Abstract and simplify in order to assess on which an analysis is based and how assumptions drive results
  • Understand the essence of a model
  • Compare different models and settings and put them in a broader perspective
  • Develop logical arguments
  • Apply general principles to a specific case
  • Think critically about the limits of an analysis
  • Draw policy conclusions and recognise the potential constraints on their implementation
  • Evaluate alternative research strategies

Introductory reading

There is no textbook. Material will be handed out during the semester on the basis of the guest lecturers’ topic(s)


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