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wir911 - Advanced Topics of Sustainability Economics (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)
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Modulbezeichnung Advanced Topics of Sustainability Economics
Modulkürzel wir911
Kreditpunkte 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Einrichtungsverzeichnis Department für WiRe (BWL und Wirtschaftspädagogik)
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • kein Abschluss European Studies in Global Perspectives > Society, Economy and Politics
  • Master Sustainability Economics and Management (Master) > Ergänzungsmodule
  • Master Wirtschafts- und Rechtswissenschaften (Master) > Schwerpunktmodule NM-VWL
  • Master Wirtschafts- und Rechtswissenschaften (Master) > Schwerpunkt "Volkswirtschaftslehre" (VWL) (MPO2020)
Zuständige Personen
Böhringer, Christoph (Modulverantwortung)
Siebenhüner, Bernd (Modulverantwortung)
Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Riesenbeck, Lukas (Modulberatung)
This course aims at giving students an understanding of reasons, goals and instruments for climate policy, as well as implied complications due to the long term characteristics and the international dimension of climate change. Students first learn basics about the natural science of climate change and the main statements of climate research about the anthropogenic contribution to it. The economic interpretation of too high pollution as
symptom of a market failure then leads to the treatment of policy instruments, and the understanding of economic efficiency as a prerequisite for effective climate policy. Game theoretic analysis of international negotiations and agreements provides key insights about the “international” dimension of the problem. By means of practical examples students then see in detail the functionality and pitfalls of selected implemented (or currently discussed) policies, e.g. the EU-ETS.
With successful completion of the course, students shall be able to judge climate policy issues on an informed scientific basis (natural science and economics).
Economics of Climate Change:
Natural science of climate change: greenhouse effect; measures, causes and impacts of climate change.
Economics of climate change: market failures (public goods, externalities); game theory of international agreements (prisoner’s dilemma, chicken game, assurance game, repeated games, continuous choice); environmental policy instruments (especially taxes, tradable permits).
Climate policy in practice: EU-ETS (pitfalls: market segmentation, conditional grandfathering, lobbying); emission taxes and the EU-ETS; interaction between black and green quotas; embodied carbon tariffs.
Economics of Climate Change:
Perman et al (2003), Natural resource and Environmental Economics, Pearson, 3rd edition.
Decision under Risk and Uncertainty:
T. Biswas: Decision-making under Uncertainty, Macmillan,1997;
David Bjornstad, James R. Kahn: The Contingend Valuation of Environmental Resources, E. Elgar Publ., 2002;
Louis Eeckhoudt et al: Economic and Financial Decisions under Risk, Princeton Univ. Press, 2005;
Michel De Lara, L. Doyen: Sustainable Management of Natural Ressources, Spinger, 2008;
Roger Perman et al.: Resource and Environmental Economics, 4th ed., Pearson 2011.
Unterrichtsprachen Deutsch, Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul halbjährlich
Aufnahmekapazität Modul unbegrenzt
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Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenz
2 28
2 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
By the end of the lecture period
Written exam