Course Syllabus for

Environmental Policy Evaluation
Utvärdering av miljöpolicy

MIM001F, 5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2018
Decided by: Cintia Bertacchi Uvo
Date of establishment: 2017-12-12

General Information

Division: International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The overall objective of the course is for the PhD students participating in the course to enhance their knowledge and competence on environmental policy evaluations as a potential building block of their PhD work.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must Be aware of critical aspects (e.g. strength and limitations) of methodological approaches/frameworks pertaining to some of the main policy evaluation approaches

Course Contents

The course comprises of 1) paper writing and running a seminar on a selected topic, 2) commenting on/reading papers covered by other students, 3) participation in the seminars run by fellow students, and 4) lectures by experts.

Course Literature

In addition to the suggested literature listed, reading materials for the paper writing are to be collected by the students themselves.

Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars, project. Concrete components of the course are outlined below. - Introductory lecture - Write a paper of 6-10 pages which includes a brief review of policy evaluation approaches, further elaboration of existing works on one of the policy evaluation concepts/approaches/methods as provided by the course coordinator, and an evaluation of a chosen policy instrument using the selected concept/approach/method - Review and comment on fellow students’ papers (2 per student) + read other papers - Seminar preparation - Seminars provided by the students - Lectures by a few experts

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written assignments, seminars given by participants. In order to pass the course, it is mandatory for participants to have completed all learning activities and completed and passed all the assignments in the course (i.e. paper writing, review and comment papers of two fellow participants, read other papers, and provision of a seminar for your fellow participants on the topic you wrote your paper).
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: The course is open to PhD candidates at the IIIEE and LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies) on a first come, first served basis with a cap of 12 students. Interested participants should contact the course coordinator, Naoko Tojo (

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

Course coordinator: Naoko Tojo <>

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