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wir901 - Environmental Economics (Complete module description)
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Module label Environmental Economics
Module code wir901
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Lecture: 3 SWS (42h)
Exercise: 1 SWS (14h)
Institute directory Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Business Administration and Business Education)
Applicability of the module
  • Master Applied Economics and Data Science (Master) > Economics
  • Master's Programme Business Administration, Economics and Law (Master) > Schwerpunktmodule NM-VWL
  • Master's Programme Business Administration, Economics and Law (Master) > Schwerpunkt "Volkswirtschaftslehre" (VWL) (MPO2020)
  • Master's Programme Computing Science (Master) > Nicht Informatik
  • Master's Programme Sustainability Economics and Management (Master) > Basic and Accentuation Modules
Responsible persons
Helm, Carsten (Module counselling)
Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Module counselling)
Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Authorized examiners)
Helm, Carsten (Module responsibility)
Skills to be acquired in this module
Know and be able to apply fundamental concepts and figures of thought in environmental economics; be able to analyse and evaluate environmental problems and solution approaches; practice scientific methods and the ability to discuss; be able to classify environmental economics in the context of interdisciplinary sustainability research.
Module contents
Economic analysis of environmental impacts (property rights, external effects, market failure); ethical aspects of environmental economics, instruments of environmental policy (tradable permits, taxes, subsidies, liability law); innovation and adaptation of new technologies; international environmental problems.
Reader's advisory

Daniel J. Phaneuf and Till Requate. A Course in Environmental Economics: Theory, Policy, and Practice. Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Roger Perman, Yue Ma, Michael Common, David Maddison and James McGilvray. Natural Resource and Environmental Economics. Addison Wesley. 2011 (4th edition).
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency Annually
Module capacity unlimited
Modullevel / module level
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Vorlesung und Übung / Lecture and exercise
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
2 28
2 28
Total time of attendance for the module 56 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
At the end of the lecture period
Written exam; bonus through solution of exercises