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Environmental and Energy Economics in Sevilla

Environmental economics is about trade-offs involving the economy and the environment, and it is not concerned with what is right or wrong. It analyzes ways of achieving the socially desirable level of environmental protection, and by how much the society is willing to reduce production and consumption for certain level of protection.


Students will have an opportunity to learn about the impact of U.S. and European climate policies on the production, consumption, and trade in goods and services, as well as the environmental impact of current economic patterns, since the economic decisions of governments, firms, and households affect climate change through changes in production, consumption and transport related emissions. There will be an emphasis on environmental policies in the European countries, including Spain, that address the issue of climate change by reducing emissions using various economic instruments and encouraging renewable energy generation based on growing demand for geothermal, solar, and wind power.

For the Energy Economics course, students will have an opportunity to learn about the main aspects and regulation of international energy markets, and focus on the analysis of U.S. and European energy policies using economic models. Energy is an essential sector in the economy with fundamental linkages to economic development and social welfare. There will be an emphasis on energy policies in the European countries, including Spain, that are aimed at increasing the use of renewable energy sources, such as biofuels, geothermal, solar, wind and hydro power contributing to clean energy production and climate change mitigation.


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Courses Offered

  • ECO 3336 : Environmental Economics
  • ECO 3356 : Energy Economics

Program Fee

  • TBD
  • Additional expenses include tuition, fees, travel expenses and more. Be sure to review the total estimated program cost as well as the Process of Paying information.

Program Dates

  • May 16-June 27, 2019

Program Open To

  • All TTU students

Program Fee Includes

  • Housing (includes utilities, linens & laundry) & Meals (3 per day, 7 days a week)
  • Insurance
  • Excursions - transportation, hotels, entrance fees
  • Seville orientation upon arrival

Program Fee Does Not Include

  • TTU tuition and fees (3-6 credit hours)
  • Airfare to/from Spain
  • Meals on excursions
  • Education Abroad fee ($200)
  • Personal spending money

For more information:

Contact: Dr. Misak Avetisyan

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