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Environmental policy instruments, UNA016, MPECO, vt11, UNA016

Status: Avslutad
Öppen för svar: 2011-03-14 - 2011-03-25
Antal svar: 34
Procent av deltagarna som svarat: 62%
Kontaktperson: Kathrine Jahnberg»

Your own effort

1. How many hours per week did you spend on this course?

We mean total time, that is, it comprises the time you spent in class and the time you spent on your own work. Try to estimate the average time over the entire study period.

33 svarande

At most 15 hours/week»16 48%
Around 20 hours/week»13 39%
Around 25 hours/week»3 9%
Around 30 hours/week»1 3%
At least 35 hours/week»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.66

- too little, don"t think i passed the course» (At most 15 hours/week)
- Always hard to estimate» (Around 20 hours/week)

2. How large part of the teaching offered did you attend?

33 svarande

0%»0 0%
25%»4 12%
50%»3 9%
75%»14 42%
100%»12 36%

Genomsnitt: 4.03

- I was going to read the course as an "extra" course but the workload was to high in my other courses.» (25%)
- to little» (25%)
- Missed the first four weeks» (50%)
- i had to miss out a few lectures due to conflict with other courses...» (75%)

Goals and goal fulfilment

The course syllabus states the course goals in terms of learning outcomes, i.e., knowledge, skills and attitudes to be acquired by the student during the course.

3. How understandable are the course goals?

33 svarande

I have not seen/read the goals»13 39%
The goals are difficult to understand»0 0%
The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer»7 21%
The goals clearly describe what I am supposed to learn»13 39%

Genomsnitt: 2.6

- they capture the important information but were somewhat vague. could be enumerated in more detail.» (The goals give some guidance, but could be clearer)

4. Are the goals reasonable considering your background and the number of credits?

Answer this this question and the succeeding one, only if you do know the course goals.

25 svarande

No, the goals are set too low»3 12%
Yes, the goals seem reasonable»21 84%
No, the goals are set too high»1 4%

Genomsnitt: 1.92

- the expectations in the students could definitely be higher. more quantitative analysis would be nice so we are better equipped to do a full policy analysis in real life later.» (No, the goals are set too low)
- The goals are not very explicit. However, the actual requirements in the course are quite low.» (No, the goals are set too low)
- lots of us don"t have the economic background » (No, the goals are set too high)

5. Did the examination assess whether you have reached the goals?

28 svarande

No, not at all»1 3%
To some extent»12 42%
Yes, definitely»13 46%
I don"t know/have not been examined yet»2 7%

Genomsnitt: 2.57

- Do not know the goals so I can not do this judgement. » (?)
- question 1 - more hands-on work in the course in which we could learn to apply policy concepts to very different situations would have helped prepare us for this question. question 2 - this is rather straightforward application of relevant concepts from the course. question 3 - asks us to show that we understand the basic functioning of one policy type. question 4 - asks us to show that we understand the basic functioning of two more policy types, and the importance of distribution of costs. what"s missing - I think there is too much focus on carrying out relatively simple calculations that we"ve seen elsewhere and the exam should generally focus on applying course concepts to new situations either through calculation or discussion questions. More time during the lectures would have to be dedicated to preparing us for this, but I think it would result in a more applicable skill set at the end of the course.» (To some extent)
- It is in this short time period difficult to have a deep knowledge and a critical eye on everything.» (To some extent)
- There clearly were some substantial changes with this exam compared with the ones given earlier. My impression is that a question in this exam could be worth five points, while the same question in an older exam could be worth twenty, yet the maximum points were still eighty in both cases. That constructs an imbalance. On the other hand, I think an exam like this one we were given, is more reasonable than what the older ones looked like, but then the four hours of writing the exam has to be extended to five maybe? A substantial part of us students sat the whole time, so that could act as some kind of indication perhaps? The first question of the exam is also a thing that annoys me. Absolutely an interesting case with household waste but this was a topic that was barely mentioned during the lectures, so maybe this is something that should have been more strongly connected to what is used as examples and touched upon during the course?» (To some extent)
- This exam I thought was more difficult than the previous exams, especially the calculations. There was questions in the exam that was badly written to the point that different students interpeted the questions differently! That is not ok, an exam should be crystal clear! In one of the exam question there was a minus that according to some students should have been a plus, and some students had asked Jessica during the exam and she had answered that the it was wrongly written but she didn"t tell everyone and that is a big mistake if it was like that!!!» (To some extent)
- Even more» (Yes, definitely)

Teaching and course administration

6. To what extent has the teaching been of help for your learning?

33 svarande

Small extent»3 9%
Some extent»14 42%
Large extent»12 36%
Great extent»4 12%

Genomsnitt: 2.51

- I was going to read the course as an "extra" course but the workload was to high in my other courses.» (Some extent)
- Lectures varied a lot in quality.» (Some extent)
- some lectures could have been clearer and explained in a more comprehensive way» (Large extent)

7. To what extent has the course literature and other material been of help for your learning?

33 svarande

Small extent»4 12%
Some extent»11 33%
Large extent»14 42%
Great extent»4 12%

Genomsnitt: 2.54

- I seldom read anything.» (Small extent)
- Did not read much in the book» (Small extent)
- the book is good» (Large extent)
- it helps to better understand when one has already got the main understanding of the concepts and so on.» (Large extent)

8. How well did the course administration, web page, handouts etc work?

33 svarande

Very badly»0 0%
Rather badly»3 9%
Rather well»20 60%
Very well»10 30%

Genomsnitt: 3.21

- No news were posted during the entire coures.» (Rather badly)
- The task could have been formulated in a clearer way.» (Rather well)
- I guess the only bad thing was the non-existing information regarding how the project work should be presented. And why did Thomas right down names of people who spoke during the debate?» (Rather well)
- Good, clear information.» (Rather well)
- No problems.» (Very well)

Study climate

9. What is your impression of the teachers?


- I personally think that, I could not understand Jessica because of the accent and I thought that she was talking fast. I have no background in economics so I could not grasp so fast. She went over the exercises and equations without seeing if we have understood. Where as Magnus and Thomas it was opposite case, I was very much understanding but unfortunately we did not had much lectures with them.»
- did not have the others»
- -JC should use more figures to support the equations when showing how the different policies work, don"t shy away from using examples with numbers since they can be useful in illustrating more concretely what"s really going on -TS was entertaining, but his lectures were very lacking in structure which made it quite difficult to know what the most important points were»
- I would like to have more lectures with Thomas, Jessica is very academic but her English is sometimes difficult to follow. »
- The main problem for me was that some policies were confused in my head and the global definition of public good...»
- Both Coria and Sterner make good points and seem to know the political reality of the various instruments. The theoretical discussion was generally poor. Patel"s lecture on behavioral economics was very interesting.»

Jessica Coria
33 svarande

Excellent»5 15%
Good»14 42%
Adequate»11 33%
Fair»1 3%
Poor»2 6%

Genomsnitt: 2.42

Thomas Sterner
32 svarande

Excellent»18 56%
Good»11 34%
Adequate»2 6%
Fair»1 3%
Poor»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.56

Jonas Alm
27 svarande

Excellent»6 22%
Good»16 59%
Adequate»5 18%
Fair»0 0%
Poor»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.96

Magnus Hennlock
27 svarande

Excellent»8 29%
Good»15 55%
Adequate»3 11%
Fair»1 3%
Poor»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.88

Amrish Patel
30 svarande

Excellent»12 40%
Good»10 33%
Adequate»8 26%
Fair»0 0%
Poor»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 1.86

10. How was the information about the case study?

32 svarande

Poor»4 12%
Fair»4 12%
Adequate»9 28%
Good»13 40%
Excellent»2 6%

Genomsnitt: 3.15

- The teachers said differnent things about the case, they should have come to an agreement of what it was all about.» (Poor)
- The answers from Thomas and Jessica differed a bit, confusing us. Also the extent of the case study was unclear.» (Fair)
- Very unclear instructions for how the case study should be performed. » (Fair)
- It felt like we got quite much information, but still most students were a bit confused and stressed ebout it in the end. I think we lacked the information of what and how much exactly the teachers expected of us in the end, how big report, how important the presentation was, how we would be graded...» (Fair)
- Not enough information about the goal of the case study» (Adequate)
- We could be given more information to play with to try to explore more complex aspects of the impact of policy implementation such as dynamic efficiency.» (Adequate)
- It was a little confusing or uncertaint about the methology we should follow» (Adequate)
- That we were supposed to organize ourselves (the groups) and become united regarding one policy that we more or less all could agree upon, was first mentioned one week ahead of the presentations. I can"t see this as anything else than a large miscalculation or what? Extremely annoying.» (Adequate)
- I find case study very interesting and it helps me to understand the course» (Excellent)

11. What is your opinion of the policy instruments exercis?

33 svarande

Very bad»0 0%
Rather bad»1 3%
Rather good»26 78%
Very good»6 18%

Genomsnitt: 3.15

- the exercises with the answers were given to us but the answers were not explained properly Although it helped me to certain extent» (Rather good)
- I really enjoyed the group assignment, good exersice and debate.» (Rather good)
- Why did tasks from this exersise occur on every exam we looked at before our exam, but not on our real exam?» (Rather good)
- But exercis did not comprehence with exam, which was both unfair and unnecyssary. » (Rather good)
- The general exercise of carrying out the calculations was definitely worthwhile. Maybe it could be modified so different groups have different limited amounts of information and that would make the "development of a lobbying strategy" less just about making up a story and more about real differences in conclusions that might arise when different groups look at the same problem.» (Rather good)
- Maybe the group should be divided in 2 so we could have a better final discussion, with more time» (Rather good)
- The problem is that we don"t get any feedback on our work.» (Rather good)
- In principle, a very nice idea. However, it would be fun if each group did not know exactly the other firms" cost curves etc. Plus, groups were quite large (3-5 people) for such a trivial assignment, so I think most groups had only 1-2 people actually working on the assignment.» (Rather good)

12. What is your opinion of the other exercises?

27 svarande

Very bad»0 0%
Rather bad»2 7%
Rather good»19 70%
Very good»6 22%

Genomsnitt: 3.14

- Which other exercises?» (?)
- I think there just weren"t enough other exercises. I would have preferred to learn more methods of analysis that might go into policy selection in real life situations where information isn"t perfect.» (Rather bad)
- Too easy exercises» (Rather good)
- only attended half of them» (Rather good)
- The exercises were very good study material for the exam!» (Very good)

13. What is your impression of the book on Policy Instruments

30 svarande

Very bad»1 3%
Rather bad»1 3%
Rather good»20 66%
Very good»8 26%

Genomsnitt: 3.16

- Have not read it.» (?)
- The book itself is good but unfortunately this is not a book for beginner at all. » (Rather bad)
- At first the text is a little difficult to digest, but upon a second reading it"s much better. It still has a rather high density of information which might make some important conclusions (about how different policy types work in practice) get overlooked as minor points.» (Rather good)
- sometimes one has the impression that the paragraphs and chapters jump from one to one another. Sometimes there are maybe too many examples that lead to confusion. Maybe too complex also for somebody who has never had any experience in this field. But also good explanations.» (Rather good)
- Pretty hard to read from time to time. My impression is that the text was "jumpy", not so consistent, jumping back and forth between different matters. » (Rather good)
- A lot of information but hard to know what to focus on» (Rather good)
- The book is good. Usually the reading created a lot of new questions, and since the book is full of nice references I imagine it is a very good starting point for learning a lot.» (Very good)

14. How much of the book have you read?

33 svarande

0%»6 18%
20%»10 30%
50%»7 21%
75%»9 27%
100%»1 3%

Genomsnitt: 2.66

- I"ve read between 20-50%» (20%)
- The first chapters are very hard to follow for a novice. After it gets easier.» (50%)
- See previous answer.» (75%)
- Interesting» (100%)

15. How were the opportunities for asking questions and getting help?

33 svarande

Very poor»1 3%
Rather poor»1 3%
Rather good»10 30%
Very good»12 36%
I did not seek help»9 27%

Genomsnitt: 3.81

- To have teachers that not works on chalmers which implies that there are no office to go to is not good. It is much less time demanding to ask questions in person than writing e-mails. When we wrote emails we did not get sufficient answer.» (Very poor)
- Teachers were helping when we needed some help» (Rather good)
- It was a little difficult since there were many teachers and you would perhaps not meet the one you wanted to ask.» (Rather good)
- Easy to answer, but hard to get any good answers.» (Rather good)
- There were a lot of oppurtunities to ask questions, BUT sometimes you asked one teacher and that teachers did not know but you had to take to another teacher who was not there - mostly when it came to the case study, it would have been good if jessica knew a bit more of what was expected of us» (Rather good)
- The lecturers generally made themselves available during breaks to answer questions, but I didn"t try any other means to seek help, so I can"t speak to that.» (I did not seek help)

16. How well has cooperation between you and your fellow students worked?

32 svarande

Very poorly»1 3%
Rather poorly»3 9%
Rather well»10 31%
Very well»17 53%
I did not seek cooperation»1 3%

Genomsnitt: 3.43

- My group in the case study did not work at all, communication problem and culture differences probably. And it was hard to find times to work with the case study because we had different schedules. But that was not the course"s wrong!» (Very poorly)
- My groups members were not interested in discussing the case study rather just calculating at home and writing the report. » (Rather poorly)
- Given the amount of work in the policy exercise, the group size is too large so not everyone really had enough to do. Having more detailed analysis (and enabling it with more information) would correct this.» (Rather well)
- Since we were probably so many in the group not all the members really really participated. Probably a smaller group fits better.» (Rather well)

17. How was the course workload?

33 svarande

Too low»1 3%
Low»8 24%
Adequate»24 72%
High»0 0%
Too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 2.69

18. How was the total workload this study period?

33 svarande

Too low»0 0%
Low»5 15%
Adequate»19 57%
High»9 27%
Too high»0 0%

Genomsnitt: 3.12

- Difficult with groups in all courses, hard to find time when everybody was available.» (High)

Summarizing questions

19. What is your general impression of the course?

34 svarande

Poor»1 2%
Fair»1 2%
Adequate»5 14%
Good»22 64%
Excellent»5 14%

Genomsnitt: 3.85

- The course is OK but could be much more challenging.» (Fair)
- I was going to read the course as an "extra" course but the workload was to high in my other courses.» (Adequate)
- The topics contained in the course are incredibly interesting and potentially very useful for the future careers of many of the students in the course. However, the low level of demand placed on the students and too limited coverage of policy assessment techniques really limit the final value of the course.» (Adequate)
- Interesting but difficult to know what we are expected to know on the exam. » (Good)
- It is very interesting to get into the economic point of viex, even if I suppose that it is only the "top of an iceberg". It enables to get another point of view of the possibilities that can be in concrete terms achieved within the sustainable society field.» (Good)

20. What should definitely be preserved to next year?

- The case study/project should be there and the exercise class for the 10-12 problems solved.»
- Sterner and the group assignment with debate»
- The case study.»
- The case studie is good, but the task should be clearer.»
- The case study should be preserved but, the information should be rewritten. »
- Case study - but with clear instructions and supervision from teatcher during the project. »
- all the course»
- -general aspects of material covered -general lecture structure (showing quickly the mathematics behind how different policies function, then talking about more intricate details) -policy exercise (but should be expanded)»
- The guest lecturer was very good, as well as many other of the lecturers.»
- the book»
- The case study, Amir Patel´,s lecture and Björn Stigson lecture»
- The case study»
- case study»
- The discussions and real-world examples. The policy exercise, in some form.»
- The excersises»

21. What should definitely be changed to next year?

- Need for simple book for beginner in env. policy while other books and papers can be for extra reading. »
- More difficult exercises»
- It is difficult to see what we as engineers need the knowledge for. It would maybe have been better if only half of the course was about policy instruments and the rest about what benefits firms can make from investing in green technology.»
- The exams should be formulated in a correct way, not be "tvetydig" as our question no 4 was. And when the questions is wrong as in question 3 with the minus, that should be told to the whole class, not only to students that asks about it.»
- An exam that reflects the course content would be better.»
- Better information about the case study. It was not clear what we were expected to do and what is most imoportant and can give you bonus points on the exam. The only one who seemed to know about it was Thomas who we didn´,t meet especially often. »
- It would be good with some examples of questions to study before the exam, this years exam was not at all like the two previous ones. It was a better level on this exam, but the students should have been aware of the fact that the level was higher this year.»
- the 3 hours lectures where the lecturer doesn"t honor the chalmers schedule with breaks at appropriate times.»
- The exam 2011 was poorly written and the structure was very bad, espacially for students with dyslexia. The exam maybe had a ggod level but student was unprepared for this exam and it did not give the students chance to show thier knowledge. »
- nothing »
- -more detailed policy exercise -greater focus on background economic theory and techniques (maybe dedicate two lectures to it instead of one hurried one) -more details on how various policy selection criteria are actually measured (beyond total cost and economic efficiency) -quick review of how to use Lagrange multipliers and why the method works -if negotiation is to be a central element to the policy exercise, schedule in a session specifically for that and have calculation hand-in happen beforehand so everyone is prepared to make alliances/agreements»
- The exam was not very well formulated, and a lot more detailed than previous years exams.»
- case study»
- Jessica´,s English, she just has to improve it.»
- Choose groups for case study, but with restrictions such as max 2 students from this program and 2 exchange students.»
- The mathematical models were poor and did not help understanding. Either we do it properly (more explicit theory, more general derivations, etc) or we skip it altogether. I would actually vote for skipping the models since there is probably not time for doing it properly?»
- Maybe have some seminars? To create a discussion. »

22. Additional comments

- I took the course since I thought it will add to my knowledge.So it did in a way. But I would be very much interested and learned more if it would have been Magnus who was teaching the most parts in the course. There can be one file with explanations for the economics term which should be given at an early stage since most of the students are not from economics backgr. one file was given to us regarding the policy instru but it was not sufficient since it was given too late and most important is it did not had explanation towards economics term.»
- The lecture that took place at Handels were a bit strange since he didn"t seem to know that more than half of the students were from Chalmers. He made some of the student feel bad and stupid when we asked questions and said "you should take a management course". I did not feel welcome.»
- How can there still not have appeared any info on how the project work is assessed?»
- The exam was not good formulated. And when is the reviev of the exam?»
- I was going to read the course as an "extra" course but the workload was to high in my other courses.»
- Interesting subject!»
- The course fulfilled my espectations. I am satisfy with all the teachers in general.»
- Interesting subject!»

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