Environmental Economics and Resource Allocation

7.5 credits

This is a reading course concentrating on the economic analysis of environmental conditions and problems. Special attention is given to the raison d´être of policy interventions aiming at influencing environmental conditions and the use of natural resource policies and to the corresponding problems of choosing between alternative policy measures and institutional arrangements. This means, among other things, the critical study of existing methodologies and tools for the economic valuation of environmental conditions and natural resources. The module will also involve comparisons between countries of groups of countries as regards the policies pursued and the experience gained.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.