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Module WIW-RE-EE-M-7

Environmental Economics (M, 4.5 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
WIW-RE-EE-M-7 Environmental Economics 4.5 CP (135 h)

Basedata

CP, Effort 4.5 CP = 135 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Lecturers
Area of study [WIW-RE] Resource and Energy Economics
Reference course of study [WIW-88.21-SG] M.Sc. Business Studies
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Courses

Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Module-Part
Presence-Time /
Self-Study
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
3V WIW-RE-EE-K-7
Environmental Economics
P 45 h 90 h - - PL1 4.5 WiSe
  • About [WIW-RE-EE-K-7]: Title: "Environmental Economics"; Presence-Time: 45 h; Self-Study: 90 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (90 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each semester

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


Contents

Basics about economic analysis of climate change. We apply welfare economics to analyze markets subject to externalities, imperfect information, and public goods. We develop policies to maximize welfare (e.g. emission tax, cap & trade program).

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Students will
  • How to economically interpret solutions to exercises
  • Derive formal microeconomic models of emissions
  • Assess actual climate policy
  • Find the roots of market failure
  • Derive strategies to internalize emissions externalities
  • Drive solutions to public goods problems
  • Deduct an optimal climate policy based on economic grounds

Literature

  • Textbook: Perman, Ma, McGilvray, Common: “Natural Resource and Environmental Economics”, Third or Fourth Edition, Pearson Education
  • Examples & Solutions
  • Slides

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Basisc in microeconomics

Requirements for attendance (formal)

None

References to Module / Module Number [WIW-RE-EE-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[SO-88A.646-SG] M.A. Integrative Social Science Schwerpunkt Wirtschaft, Organisation, Gesellschaft [WP] Compulsory Elective
[SO-88A.646-SG] M.A. Integrative Social Science Schwerpunkt Soziologie [WP] Compulsory Elective
[SO-88A.646-SG] M.A. Integrative Social Science M.A. Integrative Sozialwissenschaft (alt) [WP] Compulsory Elective
[SO-88A.646-SG] M.A. Integrative Social Science M.A. Integrative Sozialwissenschaft (alt) [WP] Compulsory Elective
[SO-88A.646-SG] M.A. Integrative Social Science Schwerpunkt Politik, Wirtschaft, Ethik [WP] Compulsory Elective
[SO-88A.646-SG] M.A. Integrative Social Science M.A. Integrative Sozialwissenschaft (ab WS 20/21) [WP] Compulsory Elective
[SO-88A.646-SG] M.A. Integrative Social Science M.A. Integrative Sozialwissenschaft (ab WS 20/21) [WP] Compulsory Elective
Module-Pool Name
[WIW-EIE-MPOOL-7] Field of Specialization: Environmental and Industrial Economics
[WIW-RE-MPOOL-7] Field of Specialization: Environment, Resources, Energy: Economics and Policy