Simulation of Environmental Policy University of Tsukuba
The purpose of this course is to provide the economic and mathematical knowledge necessary to comprehensively evaluate environmental policies. Students will study microeconomics, macroeconomics, welfare economics, and their applications. In particular, students will learn how to evaluate the impact of public investment and macroeconomic policies on both the economy and the environment and how to make policy decisions.
This course aims to develop economical and mathematical knowledge and learn the evaluation methods to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of environmental policy. Topics at this course cover micro, macro and welfare economics, and its application. Students especially learn how to evaluate the impact of public investment and macroeconomic policies on both the economy and the environment, and how to make policy decisions.
Analytical skills, Ability to solve problems
The evaluation is composed of a final exam at the end of the semester and short tests every week. Only students who submitted at least 70% of the short tests will be evaluated.
IntroductionDefinition of socio-economic analysisBasic knowledge of the “Market”Surplus and Market equilibriumProcess of Cost-Benefit analysisConcreate example of Cost-Benefit analysisPartial Equilibrium and General EquilibriumSome knowledge of the Input-Output tableInput Coefficient and Leontief inverse matrixApplication of I-O analysis to environmental problems
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