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Module WIW-VWL-ODN-M-1

Economics of Sustainability (M, 6.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
WIW-VWL-ODN-M-1 Economics of Sustainability 6.0 CP (180 h)

Basedata

CP, Effort 6.0 CP = 180 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in SuSe
Level [1] Bachelor (General)
Language [DE/EN] German or English as required
Module Manager
Lecturers
Area of study [WIW-RE] Environmental Economics
Reference course of study [WIW-82.21-SG#2009] B.Sc. Business Studies (2009) [2009]
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.
4K WIW-VWL-ODN-K-1
Economics of Sustainability
P 60 h 120 h - - PL1 6.0 SuSe
  • About [WIW-VWL-ODN-K-1]: Title: "Economics of Sustainability"; Presence-Time: 60 h; Self-Study: 120 h

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (90 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: Examination only within the course
  • Examination number: 32328 ("Principles of Sustainable Economic Activities")

Evaluation of grades

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


Contents

Course Principles of sustainable economic activities (WIW-VWL-NHW-V-1):
  • Basics on economics of sustainability
  • Markets and their relation to the environment
  • Public goods and externalities
  • Evaluation of environmental goods
  • Basics of regulation of environmental goods: taxes and emission trading
  • Further reading on topics of environmental regulation

Competencies / intended learning achievements

After completing this module, students will be able to
  • reflect on the reasons for market failure
  • define the role of environemtnal economics and policies compared to other scientific disciplines
  • debate on topics on sustainability
  • describe and develop solutions for environmeltal problems based on microeconomic models

Literature

Self-contained lecture notes

Reading assignments

Exercise sheets and sample soutions

Book: Kolstad (2011) „Intermediate Environmental Economics

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)

Principles of Microeconomics

Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)

None

References to Module / Module Number [WIW-VWL-ODN-M-1]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[WIW-82.21-SG#2009] B.Sc. Business Studies (2009) [2009] [Fundamentals] Basics in Economics [P] Compulsory
[MAT-82.105-SG] B.Sc. Mathematics [Subsidiary Topic] Subsidiary Subject (Minor) [WP] Compulsory Elective
[WIW-82.175-SG#2009] B.Sc. Business Administration and Engineering specialising in Environmental and Process Engineering (2009) [2009] [Fundamentals] Basics in Economics [WP] Compulsory Elective
[WIW-82.176-SG#2009] B.Sc. Business Administration and Engineering specialising in Computer Science (2009) [2009] [Fundamentals] Basics in Economics [WP] Compulsory Elective
[WIW-82.177-SG#2009] B.Sc. Business Administration and Engineering specialising in Chemistry (2009) [2009] [Fundamentals] Basics in Economics [WP] Compulsory Elective
[WIW-82.178-SG#2009] B.Sc. Business Administration and Engineering specialising in Electrical Engineering (2009) [2009] [Fundamentals] Basics in Economics [WP] Compulsory Elective
[WIW-82.179-SG#2009] B.Sc. Business Administration and Engineering specialising in Mechanical Engineering (2009) [2009] [Fundamentals] Basics in Economics [WP] Compulsory Elective
[MAT-82.276-SG] B.Sc. Business Mathematics [Core Modules (non specialised)] Economics and Business Sciences [WP] Compulsory Elective
[WIW-82.789-SG#2009] B.Sc. Business Studies with Technical Qualifications (2009) [2009] [Fundamentals] Basics in Economics [WP] Compulsory Elective
[CHE-88.707-SG#2020] M.Sc. Business Chemistry [2020] [Compulsory Elective Modules] Grundmodule der Wirtschaftswissenschaften [WP] Compulsory Elective
[WIW-82.?-SG#2021] B.Sc. Business Studies (2021) [2021] [Core Modules (non specialised)] Profile Area of Economic Sciences [WP] Compulsory Elective
[WIW-82.?-SG#2021] B.Sc. Business Studies with Technical Qualifications (2021) [2021] [Core Modules (non specialised)] Profile Area of Economic Sciences [WP] Compulsory Elective
[WIW-82.?-SG#2021] B.Sc. Business Administration and Engineering specialising in Chemistry (2021) [2021] [Core Modules (non specialised)] Profile Area of Economic Sciences [WP] Compulsory Elective
[WIW-82.?-SG#2021] B.Sc. Business Administration and Engineering specialising in Electrical Engineering (2021) [2021] [Core Modules (non specialised)] Profile Area of Economic Sciences [WP] Compulsory Elective
[WIW-82.?-SG#2021] B.Sc. Business Administration and Engineering specialising in Computer Science (2021) [2021] [Core Modules (non specialised)] Profile Area of Economic Sciences [WP] Compulsory Elective
[WIW-82.?-SG#2021] B.Sc. Business Administration and Engineering specialising in Energy and Process Engineering (2021) [2021] [Core Modules (non specialised)] Profile area of Economic Sciences [WP] Compulsory Elective
[WIW-82.?-SG#2021] B.Sc. Business Administration and Engineering specialising in Mechanical Engineering (2021) [2021] [Core Modules (non specialised)] Profile Area of Economic Sciences [WP] Compulsory Elective
Module-Pool Name
[MV-MB-BWL-2022-MPOOL-4] Wahlplichtmodule Bachelor Maschinenbau mit BWL
[MV-MB-BWL-2022-MPOOL-6] Wahlplichtmodule Master Maschinenbau mit BWL
[MV-MBBWL-MPOOL-6] Wahlpflichtmodule Maschinenbau mit Betriebswirtschaftslehre