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Swayam Central

Introduction to Environmental Economics

By Prof. Diptimayee Nayak, Prof. S.P. Singh   |   IIT Roorkee
We are going through so many issues and debates in the context of economy, development and the environment. In this respect, the course deals in understanding the complexity among the economy, economic activities and the environmental systems. Basic theories of environmental and collective goods; environment, economic growth and development linkage; welfare economics dealing with environmental valuation, environmental regulations policy highlighting the economics of pollution will be dealt at length. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE : BE/Btech/MSc
PRE- REQUISITES : Nil
SUPPORT INDUSTRY : NTPC/NALCO/Coal India/ONGC/SAIL/Green Industries

Learners enrolled: 415

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 27 Jan 2020
End Date : 17 Apr 2020
Exam Date : 26 Apr 2020
Enrollment Ends : 03 Feb 2020
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1 : Basic concepts and tools from microeconomics and welfare economics; meaning, definition and relevance of environmental economics; comparison with other sub-disciplines like ecological economics and natural resource economics.

    Week 2 : Goods- public, private and collective; collective action problem- Hardins’ thesis of the tragedy of the commons, Prisoners’ dilemma game and Olson’s logic of collective actions and group behavior.

    Week 3 : Poverty, environment and economic growth linkage- Environmental Kuznets Curve, Environmental goods and ecosystem services.

    Week 4 : Environmental sustainability- ecological footprints and environmental performance index.

    Week 5 : Consumer demand of environmental goods and welfare effects of price change.

    Week 6 : Benefit-cost analysis, Values, environmental values and valuations.

    Week 7 : Non-market environmental valuation approaches- Revealed preference methods; Stated preference methods.

    Week 8 : Market- efficiency, optimality, consumers and producers surplus.

    Week 9 : Optimum provision of public goods and bads.

    Week 10Externality and market failure, Pigouvian fees.

    Week 11 Coase theorem and property rights.

    Week 12Environmental Regulations and basic regulatory instruments- command and control approaches and market based approaches.

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Nil

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Diptimayee Nayak

    IIT Roorkee
    Dr Diptimayee Nayak: I did my PhD from IIT Delhi and my research interests are in the broad areas of environmental economics- ecosystem services, non-market environmental valuations, environmental policy and sustainability


    Prof. S.P. Singh

    Professor S. P. Singh: I am teaching economics since last 25 years and my research interest fringe into broad development and policy issues addressing agricultural, environmental and rural development.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    • The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    • The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 26th April 2020, Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    • Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE:
    • Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
    • Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100
    • Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75.
    • If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.
    • Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Roorkee. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.
    • Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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