2019 Applied Microeconomics

Font size  SML

Register update notification mail Add to favorite lecture list
Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Industrial Engineering and Economics
Instructor(s)
Masui Toshihiko  Kanamori Yuko  Yamato Takehiko 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Wed3-4(W932)  
Group
-
Course number
IEE.B331
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
3-4Q
Syllabus updated
2019/9/19
Lecture notes updated
2019/11/12
Language used
Japanese
Access Index

Course description and aims

Based on the microeconomics, generation and solution of environmental problems will be discussed theoretically, and the relationship and gap between theory and practice on the environmental problems will be explained through the actual policy making process.
The environmental problems from the viewpoints of the consumers and producers are defined, and they are extended to the general equilibrium theory. Moreover, from the scenario analysis to solve the actual environmental problems, the process of problem establishment, planning of policies, and their implementation will be utilized for the actual problems

Student learning outcomes

Based on the microeconomic theory, the students will be able to explain the environmental problems and their solutions. And the students will also be able to explain the gap between theory and practice by taking the actual environmental problems.
The students will propose and assess the environmental policies to an actual environmental problem.

Keywords

consumer behavior, producer behavior, general equilibrium theory, environmental problem, policy, scenario

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
- -

Class flow

Each class will be explained by using the related literature. And through the presentation by students, the students will deepen the debate on the solution by environmental policies.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Household economy and environmental generation from household activity Explain characteristics of household economy and environmental load generation from household sector
Class 2 Consumer choice Explain consumer choice theory
Class 3 Time and household production (1) Explain basic theory of time and household production
Class 4 Time and household production (2) Explain comprehensive theory of time and household production
Class 5 Time and household production (3) Understand comprehensive theory of time and household production
Class 6 Estimation of environmental load from household consumption Explain theory of modeling on household consumption and environmental load generation
Class 7 Modeling on household consumption and environmental load generation Discuss real problems about modeling on household consumption and environmental load generation
Class 8 Marginal cost and environmental policies Understanding the concept of marginal cost to reduce the environmental burdens and related environmental policies.
Class 9 Environmental problems cased by production sector Analyze the environmental problems and their solutions in production sector.
Class 10 Future scenario and uncertainty Explain the scenario development to treat uncertainties.
Class 11 Future scenario and model Understand the model to quantify the future activities.
Class 12 Vision and roadmap Understand how to realize future visions from both macro and micro scopes.
Class 13 Environmental policies Discuss the environmental policies and their problem.
Class 14 Sustainable Development Goals Understand the concept of SDGs and their related actions.
Class 15 Presentation on environmental problem solution Make a presentation on environmental problems and their solutions, and discuss to improve the proposal.

Textbook(s)

Since the topics cover very broad issues, the related literatures will be provided each time.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

The related literatures will be provided each time.

Assessment criteria and methods

Periodical small report for each class (30%), presentation (30%) and final report (40%)

Related courses

  • IEE.B333 : Environmental Economics

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students are desired to complete both Microeconomics I (IEE.B201.E) and Microeconomics II (IEE.B202.E).

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

Prof. Toshihiko Masui (masui[at]nies.go.jp)
Prof. Yuko Kanamori (kanamori[at]nies.go.jp)

Office hours

Before and after the class, professor will stay in his/her office. Contact using email, because usually professors work at National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba.

Page Top