This is part of the Environmental Economics site, led by Aaron Hatcher and Alan Collins, University of Portsmouth as part of the TRUE Project

Resources for Teaching Environmental and Resource Economics

Lecture Notes

Introduction to Resource Economics, Aaron Hatcher, University of Portsmouth, 2008. PDF format.

  1. Natural resource exploitation: basic concepts
  2. Non-renewable resource exploitation: basic models
  3. Non-renewable resource exploitation: externalities, exploration, scarcity and rents
  4. Renewable resource exploitation: the fishery
  5. Renewable resource exploitation: fishery regulation

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Lecture Slides

Introduction to Resource Economics, Aaron Hatcher, University of Portsmouth, 2008. PDF format

  1. Natural resource exploitation: basic concepts
  2. Non-renewable resource exploitation: basic models
  3. Non-renewable resource exploitation: externalities, exploration, scarcity and rents
  4. Renewable resource exploitation: the fishery
  5. Renewable resource exploitation: fishery regulation

Handbooks

Economics of the Environment and Development, Pritam Singh, Oxford Brookes University Business School, 2009. Handbook for a module on the economic interaction between the environment and development. .doc format.

Student handouts

Economics and Sustainability by Anthony Plumridge, University of the West of England. A five-side primer introducing key concepts from the mainstream and from ecological economics, extracted from a forthcoming book. .doc format. Copyright Anthony Plumridge, all rights reserved.

The following files are Copyright © 2007 Global Development And Environment Institute, Tufts University. However, copyright release is granted for instructors to copy this material for instructional purposes.

The Economics of Global Climate Change, Jonathan Harris and Brian Roach (Tufts University)
This module discusses the scientific evidence on climate change, including recent projections on temperature and sea-level rise. It then evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of economic analysis of the issue, including discussion of valuation of environmental damages, carbon taxes, tradable permits, and current policy issues.

Macreconomic Measurement: Environmental and Social Dimensions, Neva Goodwin, Julie A. Nelson, and Jonathan Harris (Tufts University)
This module, drawn from the sixth chapter of Macroeconomics in Context, presents an overview of innovations in national accounting related to measuring well-being. The module describes satellite accounts for the environment, methods of counting household production, and the construction of well-being indicators such as the Genuine Progress Indicator and the Human Development Index.

Teaching Resources for Undergraduate Economics

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