Natural Resource Economics

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Natural Resource Economics

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

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

    This course aims to familiarise students with the differing categories of natural resources and an explanation and critique of the economic theory associated with their optimal use. The general context is that of the 'sustainable development /carrying capacity' debate and the potential constraints that natural resource availability may pose to the processes of economic development. The course will have a multidisciplinary flavour and some basic knowledge of the physical and biological sciences is helpful. The history of concern over 'limits to growth' will be discussed alongside explanations for the failure of earlier forecast 'doomsday' predictions to materialise! The issue of climate change will also be incorporated since 'absorptive capacity' is recognised as a pressing resource constraint issue.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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