Welcome to Environmental Economics (HNE325) 7.5hp,  NEG300, spring 2019


This is one of the elective courses within Bachelor level NEG300, 30hp

The course starts earliest 190222 and ends latest 190326.


Course Coordinator:                Mitesh Kataria
Course Administrator:             
Christina Varkki

Student representatives: 

Linn Hellqvist:                             gushellqli@student.gu.se 

Leontina Davidson:                     gusdavle@student.gu.se




Course description:

The overall objective of the course is to gain understanding of how environmental problems are analyzed in economics.

The first part of the course  focuses on the role of government in the regulation of the environment. The welfare theoretic foundation of social choice is discussed followed by how to apply welfare analysis of environmental problems by the use of methods to measure environmental benefits.

The second part of the course focuses on policy instruments. An overview of different types of regulations is provided and the properties of different policy instruments are discussed in detail. Also, the effect of market imperfections as well as imperfect information on the choice of policy instrument is discussed. The lectures will also provide the students with a number of real world examples of policy instruments.



Exam dates:





Registration opens

Last day to sign up

Main exam, written 2019-03-22 08.00 - 11.00 Viktoriagatan 30 2019-03-01 2019-03-14
Main exam, oral 2019-03-26 t.b.a D-501 A/B   At 14.00            2019-03-22
Re exam 1, written 2019-05-04 09.00 - 12.00 Viktoriagatan 30 2019-04-13 2019-04-26
Re exam 1, oral 2019-05-07 09.00 - 12.00 D501-A/B   At 14.00            2019-05-04
Re exam 2, written digital 2019-08-19 13.30 - 16.30 Viktoriagatan 30 2019-07-29 2019-08-11
Re exam 2, oral 2019-08-22 09.00 - 12.00 D501A/B 2019-08-19

At 18.00

Registration for the exam is required as to write a digital exam!

Please remember to unsubscribe if you are not taking the exam!

Please use a computer when you sign up.

If you plan to take the oral exam you need to register to the oral exam by emailing both the teachers (claes.ek@economics.gu.se) and (mitesh.kataria@economics.gu.se)