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wir924 - Ecological Economics (Course overview)
Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law (Economics) 6 KP
Module components Semester courses Sommersemester 2022 Examination
  • Unlimited access 2.12.042 - Ecological Economics Show lecturers
    • Prof. Dr. Bernd Siebenhüner
    • Prof. Dr. Stefanie Sievers-Glotzbach

    Dates on Friday. 22.04.22, Friday. 06.05.22, Friday. 13.05.22 12:15 - 13:45, Friday. 24.06.22, Friday. 01.07.22 12:15 - 15:45, Location: A01 0-006, A13 0-027, V04 0-033 (+1 more)
    Ecological Economics is concerned with integrating the study and management of "nature's household" (ecology) and "humankind's household" (economics). This integration is central to many of humanity’s current problems and to governing economic activity in a way that promotes human well-being, sustainability, and justice. The aim of the module “Ecological Economics” is to introduce students to core concepts and policy implications from the field of Ecological Economics. The module is structured into three parts. First, students will be introduced to the topic by two lectures on the specific vision and paradigms of Ecological Economics as distinguished from environmental & resource economics and on the history of Ecological Economics. Second, the students work out and discuss the core analytical concepts (ecological footprint, ecosystem services, social-ecological resilience, substitutability of natural capital, time) as well as the core normative concepts (justice, human behaviour) in Ecological Economics. Third, the students will discuss and reflect certain policy implications following from Ecological Economics – specifically the economics of degrowth and the measurement of welfare. The basis for discussion will be classical and current scientific papers.

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Module examination
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1 Klausur oder
1 mündliche Prüfung oder
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Skills to be acquired in this module
The students:
<li>get an overview of the current state of research in Ecological Economics</li>
<li>know and understand core concepts and policy implications of Ecological Economics</li>
<li>deepen their knowledge on one specific topic from the field of Ecological Economics</li>
<li>improve skills in reading, interpreting and presenting academic journal papers</li>