The following are the upcoming PhD courses for this autumn organized by CERE, USBE and SLU:
Environmental Economics Profile Course, 30 ECTSGiven by USBE and CERE and consist of four modules.
- Energy Economics (7.5ECTS). This course provides a good understanding of the need for government policies in various energy markets, and to analyze the possibilities and limitations of various policy measures
- Natural Resource Economics (7.5ECTS). The course provides insights about the need for government policy measures in different resource economic areas and the possibilities and limitations of different policy measures
- Environmental Economics and Policy (7.5ECTS). The aim is to help the student analyze current environmental policy issues based on relevant theories in environmental and natural resource economics.
- Applied Production and Productivity Analysis (7.5ECTS). This course provides both theoretical understanding and empirical application of advanced key methods such as the DEA and SFA.
State of the Art in Payments for Environmental Services and Market Based Instruments, 7.5 ECTS creditsCourse period: 2015/09/28 - 2015/11/01
- A PhD course given in collaboration with EFINORD, NOVA, the Scandinavian Society for Forest Economists (SSFE) and the Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE)
- Lecturers : Professors Stefanie Engel (University of Osnabrück), Jan Börner (University of Bonn), Niels Strange (University of Copenhagen), and Markku Ollikainen (University of Helsinki)
The objective of this course is to get an overview of issues related to Payments for environmental services (PES) and other Market Based Instruments (MBI) for enhancing the provision of forest ecosystem services. It also provides you with a good knowledge of the main PES and MBI instruments, as well as the experience of their applications in the Nordic countries. By taking this course, you are also expected to get insights into methods for selecting/prioritizing/evaluating the most efficient projects among several, and ability to reliably evaluate the impacts of a PES or MBI scheme. You will know about both the potential trade-offs and synergies between the provision of different forest ecosystem services and the challenges posed by different types of forest ecosystem services for designing and applying market based instruments.
Natural Resource Economics, 7.5 ECTSCourse period: 2015/09/28 - 2015/11/01
- A PhD course given by the Department of Forest Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
- Lecturer: Associate professor Göran Bostedt
The objective of this course is to get a comprehensive view of the key issues in natural resource utilization and understand the economic principles of natural resource utilization. It also makes us able to apply the tools of economic analysis to examine typical natural resource management problems.
Hands-on training in CGE modelling I and II, 5 ECTSCourse period: 2015/12/14 - 2016/01/28
- This PhD course is given in collaboration with Department of Forest Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Science, and the Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics (CERE).
- Lecturer: Dr. Örjan Furtenback
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