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Vision:

Knowledge Creation and Dissemination for Sustainable Human-Nature Interaction.

Mission:

Conduct and facilitate research focusing on the CORE, e.g., Conservation, Optimization, Reduction and Exploration.

In view of the current lack of awareness and knowledge of environmental issues, the M Phil Environmental Economics Program is designed to:

  • Impart sound and critical understanding of the nexus between the economy and the environment.
  • Teach major concepts and theories to explain and describe the economic behavior of human beings and its impact on the environment.
  • Outline and contrast the major economic schools of thought on the environment, and highlight the weaknesses of each market system (especially with regard to environmental issues) and discuss the associated role of the government in the economy.
  • Supply high quality personnel, focusing on dissemination of knowledge on environmental issues, to the federal and provincial governments, to educational and research institutions and to the private sector.

 

Eligibility Criteria for M.Phil Environmental Economics:

The eligibility criteria is: Masters in Economics, Agricultural Economics or BS-Honors with Economics, Biology, and Environmental Sciences (with at least a second division (annual system) or CGPA of 2.50 (out of 4.0 in the Semester System) are eligible to apply. Additionally those who have done masters or hold a BS-Honours degree (in other disciplines) but have sufficient working experience in the areas of Environment and Climate change may also apply.

Academic Program:

Total Credit Hours: 39

Core Course Credit hrs: 21

Elective Course Credit hrs: 06

Thesis/Research Work 12
Duration: 2 years (with the provision of one year extension)

 

Semester wise program structure

S. No

Course

Credits

S. No

Course

Credits

Semester-I

Semester-II

1.

ENV-600 Economics of Environment and Natural Resources

3

1.

ENV-602 Macroeconomic Theory

3

2.

ENV-601 Microeconomic Theory

3

6.

ENV-605 Measurement and Valuation in Environmental Economics

3

3.

ENV-615 Sustainable Development and Economic Policy

3

7.

ENV-610 Estimation Techniques for Environmental Economics

3

4.

Elective-I

3

8.

Elective-II

3

Semester-III

Semester-IV

9.

ENV 631: Research Methodology for Environmental Economics

3

 

Thesis

12

10.

Research Proposal/ Thesis

 

 

List of Elective Courses

S.No

Course Code

Course Title

Credits Hrs

1.

ENV 700

Population Dynamics and Environment

3

2.

ENV 702

International Economics and Environment

3

3.

ENV 704

Agricultural Economics and Environment

3

4.

ENV 706

Industrial Economics and Environment

3

5.

ENV 708

Governance and Global Environmental Issues

3

6.

ENV 710

Urbanization and Environment

3

7.

ENV 712

Poverty and Environment

3

8.

ENV 714

Environmental Laws—National and International

3

9.

ENV 716

Environment and Technology

3

10.

ENV 718

Environment and Health

3

11.

ENV 720

Environmental Economics: Energy Issues

3

12.

ENV 722

Environmental Economics: Water

3

13.

ENV 724

Environmental Economics: Forests

3

14.

ENV 725

Economics of Climate Change

3

15.

ENV 726

Public Finance and Environmental Policy Instruments

3

16.

ENV 728

Remote Sensing and GIS for Environmental Economists

3

17.

ENV 730

Ecological Economics

3

18.

ENV 731

Science and Environment

3

19.

ENV 732

Environmental Quality and Standards

3

20.

ENV 734

Environmental Issues, Policies and Institutions in Pakistan

3

 

 

Proposed Areas of Specialization for Environmental Economists

A. Environment and Socioeconomic Well being

ENV 700

Population Dynamics and Environment

ENV 710

Urbanization and Environment

ENV 712

Poverty and Environment

ENV 718

Environment and Health

ENV 725

Economics of Climate Change

B. Environment, Trade and Industrial Development

ENV 702

International Economics and Environment

ENV 706

Industrial Economics and Environment

ENV 716

Environment and Technology

ENV 720

Environmental Economics: Energy Issues

ENV 731

Science and Environment

C. Agriculture and Natural Resources

ENV 704

Agricultural Economics and Environment

ENV 722

Environmental Economics: Water

ENV 724

Environmental Economics: Forests

ENV 728

Remote Sensing and GIS for Environmental Economists

ENV 730

Ecological Economics

D. Environmental Laws and Governance- National and Global Issues

ENV 708

Governance and Global Environmental Issues

ENV 714

Environmental Laws—National and International

ENV 726

Public Finance and Environmental Policy Instruments

ENV 734

Environmental Issues, Policies and Institutions in Pakistan

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