Natural Resource Economics

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Natural Resource Economics

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


    Mathematical economics (differentiation, integration, Lagrangian optimization)

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The course provides fundamental economic understanding on resource issues. This course covers various resources such as depletable resources, renewable resources, water, forest, fishery, population, biodiversity and disease control. And it will be studied severable methods by which these resources can be efficiently developed and utilized.

    Course Objectives
    Main concern on resource economics is to achieve efficiency and sustainability. To accomplish this target, basic economic conditions must be met by considering benefits and costs. This course aims to provide technical issues regarding each specific type of resources. Since many resources are associated with intergenerational issues, several mathematical tools will be also studied along with empirical survey.

    Tom Tietenberg, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, 8th edition, Addison Wesley

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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