Course description

Many of the world's greatest challenges concern the interaction between human and environmental systems. This course will provide an overview of the interactions between the environment and development, with an emphasis on the two-way interactions between them. Ecological constraints significantly shape the patterns of economic development, demography, wealth and poverty, while at the same time anthropogenic activities alter the physical environment. Lectures will cover theoretical models of connections, early empirical evidence and patterns in the data, and new cutting edge empirical studies at the nexus of environment and development. The course will also provide an overview of the fundamentals of environmental economics. The course is designed to complement Development Economics and Climate and the Economy. Students interested in development and environment are encouraged to take the three courses as a sequence, but neither course is a prerequisite.

Lecturer and Examiner:
Anna Tompsett

Course administrator: Cecilia von Mentzingen

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