n.MA.ENR.EnEc.18FS (Environmental Economics) 
Modul: Environmental Economics
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Nr.
n.MA.ENR.EnEc.18FS
Bezeichnung
Environmental Economics
Credits
3

Beschreibung

Version: 5.0 gültig ab 01.02.2024
Studiengang
Degree Program
MSc in Environment and Natural Resources
Arbeitsaufwand
Workload
90 hours (35 h contact lessons, 55 h self-study)
Modulleitung
Module Coordinator
Raushan Bokusheva
 
Dozierende
Lecturers
Raushan Bokusheva and various internal lecturers
 
Eingangskompetenzen
Entry Requirements
Although there is no formal requirement to enrol to this module, basic knowledge of microeconomics principles (e.g. negative externalities, market failure) is an asset.
Ausgangskompetenzen
Learning Outcome and Competences
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE

The students are able to
  • identify the most important contemporary issues in environmental economics,
  • discuss the principles and rationale for environmental valuation and cost benefit analysis,
  • use economic arguments to inform and discuss environmental policy proposals.
METHODICAL COMPETENCE

The students are able to
  • apply concepts from environmental economics to real life scenarios,
  • identify and compare different economic instruments such as taxes and trading in environmental management,
  • identify, apply and compare different methodologies to value the environment,
  • comprehend basic principles of environmental and resource economics.
SELF- AND SOCIAL COMPETENCE

The students have the following competences
  • self-assessment and self-reflection,
  • information presentation and interpretation,
  • written communication (assessed in report assignment and examinations),
  • oral communications (developed in verbal presentations and discussion with the class).
Inhalte
Module Content
  • Introduction and Overview of Environmental Economics.  Sustainability, economic growth.  
  • Principles of (Micro)economics. Market Failures and the need for environmental policy.
  • Valuing Environmental Goods & Services.
  • Valuing the environment via stated preferences.
  • Valuing the environment via revealed preferences.
  • Cost-benefit analysis.
  • Climate Change Economics.
  • Pollution as a market failure. Economics of pollution control: Instruments (an overview).
  • Written Exam / Feedback and evaluation of the course (by students).
  • Group Presentations on specific topics: Presentation based on an academic paper
Lehr-/Lernmethoden
Teaching / Learning Methods
Lectures, discussions, group/individual work and oral presentations, home work, literature study
Leistungsnachweis
Assessment of Learning
Outcome
The assessment of learning outcome is composed as follows
  • final written exam (60%)
  • individual assignment and presentation (40%)
Bibliographie
Bibliography
Compulsory reading and further contributions for in-depth study of the topics covered will be announced at the beginning of the semester.
Unterrichtssprache
Language
English
Bemerkungen
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