Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Global Studies
Lecture Code ARS70001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Environmental Economics and Policy I (環境経済と政策 I)
Subject Name
カンキョウケイザイトセイサク I
Subject Name in
Environmental Economics and Policy I
カネコ シンジ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Mon3-4:IAS K107
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 1.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction E : English
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 03 : Economics
Eligible Students IGS and other undergraduate students
Keywords environmental economics, environmental policy, sustainable development 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Integrated Global Studies
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・The knowledge and understanding of the important characteristics and basic theoretical framework of individual academic disciplines.
・The knowledge and understanding to fully recognize the
mutual relations and their importance among individual
academic disciplines. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course introduces economic and policy perspectives on environmental issues, with an emphasis on the strengths and weaknesses of alternative viewpoints. We will discuss what is proper role of government in the regulation of the environment, whereby economic objectives do not necessarily conflict with environmental goals, and that markets can be harnessed to improve environmental quality. We will also learn the limitations of economic analysis to provide policy guidance on environmental issues.
While Environmental Economics and Policy I will focus on concepts and theory, Environmental Economics and Policy II will shift to applications to various environmental issues including pollution control, waste management and recyclizing, climate change, international trade and etc. 
Class Schedule The origin of sustainability problems and concept of sustainability
Economic development and Industrial pollution: Japanese experiences
Public goods and externality
Pollution control: optimal emission
Pollution control: the Coase theorem and
Pollution control: market based instruments
Valuing the environment
Summary and final examination

Final examination 
Will be provided at the first session 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) computer, projector 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Environmental Economics and Policy II is also suggested to take. 
Grading Method Overall course grade is evaluated by the following criteria.
40% --- Contribution to the class
60% --- Final exam 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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