Economic Growth and Sustainable Development
Information from the course leader
A warm welcome to the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and the course Economic Growth and Sustainable Development!
Below, you will find general information about the student account, registration for the course and other practical information.
The student account
You will need your student account to access e.g. your e-mail, Ladok and Canvas. For information regarding how to create your student account, follow this link: https://student.slu.se/en/study-support/it-support/support/new-student---start/
Registration for the course
Self-registration for the course is done in Ladok between 2022-10-18 and 2022-11-01. Remember that you must be admitted and registered in Ladok to be able take the course. Having access to Canvas does not mean you are registered in the course and without registration, you are risking losing your place in the course. If you have been admitted to the course with conditions, you need to send your credit list to the course leader who will review it and decide if you can register. Do this as soon as possible as reviewing credits may take a few days due to the course start.
If you are entitled extra educational support, please inform the course leader at the start of the course so that special arrangements can be made.
For educational support for an exam, see instructions in the exam registration in Ladok Student. You need to register for alternative exam arrangements no later than 15 workings days prior to the examination day. More information here: https://student.slu.se/en/study-support/study-support/funka/.
Discontinuation of a course
If you want to discontinue the course, you should immediately notify the educational administrators at email@example.com, who in turn will inform the course leader and register a non-completion of the course in Ladok after your approval. You are also able to register an early non-completion of the course (within three weeks after course start) in Ladok yourself.
You need to register for exams in Ladok. The registration closes 10 workings days prior to the exam. You can find your anonymity code in Ladok Student. It's not possible to register for the exam after the deadline has passed.
On Wednesdays between 12:30-14:30 we have an exam hand out at the department (Ulls hus, 4th floor). Please remember to bring your ID-card.
Do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
The educational administrators
The course evaluation is now closed
NA0167-20092 - Course evaluation report
Once the evaluation is closed, the course coordinator and student representative have 1 month to draft their comments. The comments will be published in the evaluation report.
Additional course evaluations for NA0167
Academic year 2021/2022
Economic Growth and Sustainable Development (NA0167-20124)
2021-11-02 - 2022-01-16
Academic year 2020/2021
Economic Growth and Sustainable Development (NA0167-20109)
2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17
Academic year 2019/2020
Economic Growth and Sustainable Development (NA0167-20086)
2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19
Academic year 2018/2019
Economic Growth and Sustainable Development (NA0167-20143)
2018-11-06 - 2019-01-20
Academic year 2017/2018
Economic Growth and Sustainable Development (NA0167-20043)
2017-10-31 - 2018-01-14
Academic year 2016/2017
Economic Growth and Sustainable Development (NA0167-20035)
2016-11-01 - 2017-01-15
Academic year 2015/2016
Economic Growth and Sustainable Development (NA0167-20009)
2015-10-31 - 2016-01-17
Academic year 2014/2015
Economic Growth and Sustainable Development (NA0167-20047)
2014-11-10 - 2015-01-18
Academic year 2013/2014
Economic Growth and Sustainable Development (NA0167-20026)
2013-11-11 - 2014-01-19
Syllabus and other information
NA0167 Economic Growth and Sustainable Development, 7.5 CreditsEkonomisk tillväxt och hållbar utveckling
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, has second-cycle course/s as entry requirementsMaster’s level (A1F)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to English B from upper secondary school.
180 credits at bachelor level, of which 90 credits in economics. In addition 30 credits in economics at advanced level, or equivalent, are required.
ObjectivesThe aim of the course is to give theoretical and empirical knowledge about economic growth, and to apply this knowledge to the understanding of sustainable development.
With successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- account for the fundamentals of economic growth,
- compare and evaluate alternative theories regarding economic growth and natural resource use,
- account for long-run historical trends in economic growth, pollution, and natural resource use,
- analyse the interaction between growth, pollution and the natural resource base.
Content- Solow growth model, Endogenous growth models
- The Dasgupta/Heal/Solow/Stiglitz model
- Analysis of data concerning resource markets, pollution, and growth
- Directed technological change, growth, and resource demand
- Technological change, growth, and the rebound effect
Formats and requirements for examinationPassed exam, passed project report, passed assignments. If a student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
If a student has been granted targeted study support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative form of assessment.
If this course is discontinued, SLU will decide on transitional provisions for the examination of students admitted under this syllabus who have not yet been awarded a Pass grade.
For the assessment an independent project (degree project), the examiner may also allow a student to add supplemental information after the deadline for submission. For more information, please refer to the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
Other informationThe right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course instance which the student has been admitted to and registered on.
If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information, please refer to the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
Additional informationRecommended prior to course start: knowledge equivalent to at least 7,5 credits in macroeconomic theory.
Department of Economics