Environmental valuation: theory, techniques and application
Course Code: C122
Course Title: Environmental valuation: theory, techniques and application
College: SOAS CEDEP
Course Director: Ben Daley
Course Description: This course develops the theory and techniques of the valuation of non-market goods and services. The course focuses on the techniques and methods for putting monetary values on the environment and shows how these can be incorporated in economic decision making at both the macro and project level. Neo-classical economics can be used as a tool to assign monetary values to environmental goods and services and these values can then be incorporated into decision making at the project, sectoral and national levels. Although the methods and techniques which this module introduces represent the mainstream approach to environmental economic decision making, there are criticisms of such an approach, and the module also addresses these concerns and outlines alternative approaches to analysing economy-environment linkages.
By the end of the course , you will be able to:
- understand and critically assess the neo-classical theory of environmental valuation
- explain and critically evaluate a range of environmental valuation methods and techniques
- give examples to illustrate the application of valuation techniques in practice
- demonstrate how environmental values can be incorporated in economic decision-making at the national and project level.
Assessment: Exam 100%
Course Credit: All SOAS CeDEP short course students receive a certificate of completion. Students of SOAS CeDEP Short Courses who may wish to transfer credit to Certificate, Diploma or Masters-level programmes are advised to select short courses which also act as Core Modules on CeDEP's various programmes.
Course Study Hours/Duration: 240 hrs over 35 weeks
Schedule of Availability: Feb - Oct (Enrolment deadline prior to Feb start - 30th November)
Delivery Mechanisms: Print; CD-Rom; Online Discussion
How to apply: To enquire about applying for this course, or for any other information, please contact the Course Administrator using the online Enquiry Form below