Master in Environmental Economics in Italy

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Environmental Economics

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

A Masters in Environmental Economics is aimed at students from very different backgrounds that do not necessarily include trained economists. It is aimed at providing the student with the skills to look at environmental issues and problems using economic tools and models. It requires the teaching of resource economics, game theory, econometrics as well as micro and macroeconomics.

Officially known as the Italian Republic, the country is found in southern Europe. The official language is Italian and the cultural rich capital is Rome. Many of the world's oldest universities are located in Italy, in particular the University of Bologna (founded in 1088). There are three Superior Graduate Schools with "university status", three institutes with the status of Doctoral Colleges, which function at graduate and post-graduate level.

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Master In Public Policy and Social Change (MAPS)

Collegio Carlo Alberto
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Turin

MAPS is promoted by the University of Torino and held at Collegio Carlo Alberto. It is an Advanced Master's programme, open to students with a 4-years full-time Bachelor's degree, or a Bachelor plus Master's degree in social sciences (including economics and business administration), statistics, law, humanities and the like. MAPS trains highly motivated students in the processes of social change in European societies and... [+]

Best Masters in Environmental Economics in Italy 2017. MAPS is promoted by the University of Torino and held at Collegio Carlo Alberto. It is an Advanced Master's programme, open to students with a 4-years full-time Bachelor's degree, or a Bachelor plus Master's degree in social sciences (including economics and business administration), statistics, law, humanities and the like. MAPS trains highly motivated students in the processes of social change in European societies and the public policies to meet these challenges at the national, European and global level. MAPS graduates receive an Advanced Master's Degree from the University of Torino. All courses are taught in English. MAPS aims to provide an in-depth understanding of: globalization trends and their consequences for public policy at national and European level; European governance and the politics of European policymaking welfare state challenges and developments in a global perspective; current socioeconomic and demographic change trends; the ongoing tensions between economic and social policies in Europe. MAPS graduates are able to: identify and analyze in a sophisticated way economic, social and demographic change and its consequences for European societies, the interdependencies between different policy areas and the interactions between different levels of governance; assess the outcomes of existing national and European public policies and envisage the regulatory instruments needed to meet ongoing challenges through innovative and evidence-based public policy; select and apply the most appropriate methods, frameworks and tools for social and policy analysis Why MAPS it offers deep understanding of the processes of economic and social change in European societies (including demographic and migration trends) in the context of globalization; it sharpens your capacity to analyze global and EU governance in its interchange with national systems of governance; it makes you focus on comparative and international political economy, looking at the interplay between economic, social and political processes; it provides you with thorough expertise in the institutions, actors, processes and content of policymaking in the European Union; it trains you to strong interdisciplinarity and an empirical approach it involves you in a highly profiled international research community at the Collegio, comprising a dynamic and cosmopolitan research and teaching environment it provides you with personalized tutoring throughout the whole year spent at the Collegio Scholarships A limited number of tuition waivers and scholarships are available. For students who apply for tuition waivers or scholarships application deadline is 15 May 2016. Afterwards, a rolling application will be kept open until 31 August 2016. Core courses Core Courses provide students with the empirical knowledge and interpretative skills necessary to understand and compare European institutions and governance, public and social policies, social changes, global and comparative political economy, and to build connections between democracy, welfare and capitalism. Topics in socioeconomic and demographic change This module analyzes changes within family and gender relations, demographic, migration and labour market trends, with a focus on public policies. Methods for social and policy analysis The Methods module provide students with the toolbox required to carry out policy oriented analysis, evaluation and research. Workshops Workshops address specific issues in contemporary labour markets, inequality and poverty, global and European economic and social policy, the future of welfare states in the global economy, the role of China in the new political economy, the political economy of East Asia. Master's Paper By the end of the academic year, students will be expected to write a final Master’s paper, complying to international scientific standards. Students who are interested in a more applied track, envisaging a career in the world of practice, may opt for doing an internship instead of writing a Master’s paper. This option must be clearly specified when applying to the programme. Seminars (Politics & Society) The programme is complemented by the seminar series in Politics and Society which brings at the Collegio world-class scholars and policymakers. Placement Both the Collegio and the University of Torino have a standing tradition in organizing career days, meetings with former Alumni and interviews to facilitate the direct contact between students and perspective employers. All MAPS students will benefit from such available services. Careers MAPS graduates will master the complexity of European and global social challenges. They may find employment as analysts, project officers or policymakers, in the private and public sector, in applied research, in social research institutions, public administrations, European and international institutions, NGOs. MAPS graduates are fully qualified for starting an academic career in any international academic institution. [-]

Master in in Resource Economics and Sustainable Development (RESD)

University of Bologna School of Economics, Management and Statistics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Rimini

RESD offers an excellent preparation in environmental economics, a critical understanding of the issues involved in sustainable development both from a theoretical and practical perspective and of the complex interactions between economic decisions, market forces, governmental policies and the environment. [+]

Are you interested in tackling the environmental challenges of tomorrow and the issues of sustainable development? We will offer you a solid preparation in environmental economics, a critical understanding of the issues involved in sustainable development both from a theoretical and practical perspective and of the complex interactions between economic decisions, market forces, governmental policies and the environment. Programme objectives RESD graduates will be able to critically evaluate the qualitative and quantitative implications of environmental policies and to autonomously produce, research and forecast concerning the evolution of markets for natural resources and to contribute to the design, production and marketing of products compatible with the sustainability of natural resources. RESD courses will provide an in-depth analysis of natural resources, taking into account the institutional setup of markets and the competitive strategies of firms. Overview The Paris Climate Agreement reached at COP21 last December 2015 reinforced the objective of keeping global temperature rise well below 2 C - and even further to 1.5 C above pre-industrial levels. According to the Copenhagen-based European Environment Agency (EEA), Europe has improved air and water quality, cut greenhouse gas emissions and improved waste recycling and waste management practices in recent years. But new, more courageous policies have to be implemented by the European Union to reach the ambitious goals of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% compared with 1990 levels by 2030, and by 80-95% by 2050. Moreover, by 2030 the European Union aims to increase energy efficiency by at least 27% and to increase the share of consumption from renewable energy sources to at least 27%.The European Commission has estimated that the long term shift to a greener, low-carbon economy by 2050 will require investments of an extra 270 billion euros a year (1.5 per cent of EU gross domestic product). These investment, together with national policies and investments aim at turning Europe into a low-carbon and highly energy efficient economy and will boost the economy, create jobs and strengthen the countries’ competitiveness. Environmental economists with a strong background in economics and management, able to interact with engineers and chemists, thus with an interdisciplinary educational background, will play a crucial role in this process. This is the profile of RESD graduates, who are able to employ tools and standard methods in economics and management to environmental and resources related issues. The main fields in which the environmental economist can be involved are the followings: Waste management will become an ever-important regulatory function at the local level. Agencies that manage waste both in Italy and in other European countries are facing increasing legislative and legal actions. Some of these agencies have sophisticated staff structures that employ environmental economists along with the usual unit of planners, and accountants. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) refers to companies that take responsibility for their impact on society. Empirical evidence suggests that CSR is increasingly important for firms’ competitiveness. In 2014 the European Parliament ruled that disclosure of information on environmental, labor and human rights impact becomes mandatory for large companies. This will further the diffusion of CSR practices and enlarge CSR units in companies. Environmental protection/natural resource economics, such as the introduction of environmentally friendly processes and practices within the local area to safeguard the economic sustainability of the businesses against rising expectations and the awareness of local inhabitants and companies for environmentally friendly behavior is commonly conducted by both, local governments and private enterprises; these activities necessitate of decision makers with the knowledge of decision making tools and environmental valuation methods. Environmental and eco-innovation consulting has become a lucrative field and today some of the larger firms are hiring environmental economists. In some cases an environmental economist can have an impact on the planning outcome and on project mitigation where some development features have an adverse environmental impact. Moreover, in several situations, eco-innovations and firms redesigning of their production process require a careful life-cycle assessment of products. Project management/Strategic planning specialist/Urban economist opportunities arise for environmental economists within some of international agencies such as World Bank and its subsidiaries; some other opportunities lie in far off units of the non-profit world (conservation organizations and NGOs). Food and agricultural economics is one area where sustainability issues of practices related to food safety, crop fertilization and food production are of strategic importance and environmental and resource economists will play a crucial role in this field. Energy economics and policy: An Energy Economist plays a crucial role in the area of energy- economy-environment. S/he provides authoritative and objective information on supply and use of energy and highlights the opportunities and risks in today’s energy world. Climate Change: Both industrialized and developing countries are increasingly focusing on the need for mitigation and adaptation strategies in relation to climate change. This course aims to present, discuss and analyze different perspectives on global environmental change in general, and climate change, in particular. It covers themes such as (1) the vulnerability of communities in different parts of the world to the combined impacts of environmental and non-environmental stress, (2) international, regional and national adaptation policies, (3) interlinkages between environmental change mitigation and adaptation. [-]

Master's Degree in Green Economy and Sustainability

University of Ferrara
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Ferrara

Green Economy and Sustainability is an international degree for Italian and non-Italian students. Foreign students are welcome and exchange programmes like Erasmus+ are strongly encouraged and supported... [+]

Best Masters in Environmental Economics in Italy 2017. Green Economy and Sustainability is an international degree for Italian and non-Italian students. Foreign students are welcome and exchange programmes like Erasmus+ are strongly encouraged and supported. Overview Green Economy and Sustainability is a 2nd cycle degree entirely taught in English forming graduates who are qualified to assume managerial or consultant positions in the Green Economy sector. The course provides students with interdisciplinary abilities in order to enable them to address issues related to green economy and sustainable development. The main topics of Green economy and sustainability are eco-innovation, green economy and sustainable development. Challenging eco-policy issues - from both national and international perspectives - are studied as well. Structure We offer dedicated teaching in the advanced core areas of environmental economics, environmental law, econometrics and research methods, with the opportunity to choose from an interesting portfolio of optional courses. Year 1 Theory of the firm and of the markets Industrial policy and sustainability Strategic control and performance management Organizational behavior and human resource management Governance and accounting in SMEs Quantitative methods for economics and statistics Econometric methods and models Year 2 Environmental and Intellectual property law Sustainability of public policy Eco-Innovations, firm’s performance and industrial dynamics Environmental economics and the green economy Economics of innovation Econometric techniques for policy evaluation Policies for sustainability and local development Development and emerging markets Financial public economics Project work Internship Chinese language German language French language Spanish language [-]

Master in Environmental and Food Economics (EFE)

University of Milan - Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Milan

The Environmental and Food Economics Master’s program aims at providing students with advanced skills and a complete training in economics of the environment and of the agri-food sector. [+]

Course Objectives and Structure The Environmental and Food Economics Master’s program aims at providing students with advanced skills and a complete training in economics of the environment and of the agri-food sector. The program provides advanced expertise in economics and business disciplines, quantitative methods, and specific theoretical and applied knowledge in environmental and resources economics and in the economics and management of the agri-food system. The aim is to provide advanced knowledge and instruments for sustainable economic development, natural resources management (water, soil, energy), innovation in the agri-food sector, internationalisation of agri-food companies, food security and rural development, and policy analysis in related fields. In the first year, after key courses in mathematics and econometrics, the master proposes a balanced organization between common core teaching in the areas of business (Accounting, Environmental management), economics (Advanced microeconomics, Environmental economics) and agri-food economics (Food economics, International agri-food markets and policy). During the second year, students might choose to specialize further in one of the two fields: Environmental and Energy Economics or Economics and Management of the Agri-food System. Entry Requirements Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in economics, environmental science, agricultural and food science, or related fields. A minimum background in mathematics, economics and statistics is required. Candidates lacking this background are invited to follow crash courses that will be held starting from the last week of August. Fluency in spoken and written English is also required. All students who meet the above requirements are admitted to an interview. The interview, done remotely via electronic devices if necessary, is aimed at verifying the motivations of the candidates, the above-mentioned skills and the knowledge of English language. Career Prospects The Environment and Energy Economics curriculum is more oriented to the world of institutions (public and private), with job opportunities in national, EU, and international institutions, like energy authorities, OECD, European Commission, as well as public and private research organisations and research departments of large national and multinational companies. The Economics and Management of the Agrifood System curriculum is more oriented to private companies with job opportunities in agri-food firms (small and medium enterprises, multinationals, retailers) as well as in national, EU, and international institutions that carry out research on agrifood policies and rural development issues, like FAO, World Bank, OECD, and the European Commission. Study Plan Compulsory learning activities I YEAR Advanced microeconomics Economics and politics of the agrifood sector Agrifood economics International agrifood markets and policies Environmental accounting and management Accounting Environmental management Environmental and natural resource economics Mathematics for economics Statistics and econometrics II YEAR Economic history Environmental and food law Curriculum: Environmental and energy economics Economics of growth and sustainability Energy economics Global and climate change economics Curriculum: Economics and management of the agri-food system Food chain in the global market Food marketing and consumer behavior Food security and rural development Elective activities common to both curriculum 9 ECTS for elective activities 3 ECTS for stage and internship 21 ECTS Final exam [-]