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.

Learning outcomes

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.

Division: ECN

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.

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