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14255-01 - Vorlesung: Advanced Environmental Economics 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2019
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Frank Christian Krysiak (frank.krysiak@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt This course addresses topics from current research in environmental economics. The focus is on designing environmental policy with applications to climate and energy policy.

The course will cover three important elements of designing environmental policy:
1) The ability to cope with complications in the short run, such as missing information about costs and benefits, market power or imperfect compliance;
2) The influence of policy on technological change in the long run;
3) The evaluation of policy targets: How to set policy targets under uncertainty about costs and benefits.

The course will commence with simple problems, as they are discussed in a typical BA course on environmental economics, and will progress to more complex settings found in many applications. We will discuss a range of policy instruments used in climate and energy policy and investigate how they need to be adjusted for being able to cope with real-world complexities.

Most parts of the course will be based on environmental economic theory, that is, we will capture the essence of an environmental problem in a model and investigate potential solutions in this context. In addition, we will discuss several current Swiss and European issues of environmental policy.

In this course, active participation is essential. Students are expected to read one paper before each lecture and we will discuss the main argument made in the paper as well as applications and extensions in class.

The course is complemented by an online course (MOOC), where we discuss environmental and energy economic modeling and where students build and analyze their own model. It is recommended (but not required) to enrol in both courses.
Lernziele The course will provide
-) an overview over central topics in environmental economics and environmental policy;
-) training in how to set up, analyze and interpret environmental economic models;
-) the necessary concepts and tools to read and understand current research papers in environmental economics;
-) competences for assessing current environmental policy and appreciating the problems raised by complications, such as missing cost/benefit information or strategic firm behavior.


Literatur The course is based mostly on research papers. A reading list will be distributed at the start of the term. Students are required to read about one paper per week.

In addition, we will use some (minor) parts of the text book A. Xepapadeas (1997), "Advanced Principles in Environmental Policy", Edward Elgar. (The book is available in the library; due to its price, I do not recommend to buy it.)

Students who are not yet familiar with basic concepts of environmental economics, might benefit from preparing for this course by studying the environmental economics part of R. Perman, Y. Ma, J. McGilvray und M. Common (2003), "Natural Resource and Environmental Economics", 3rd oder 4th Edition, Pearson Education.

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Teilnahmebedingungen Advanced students from other programs are admitted, if they have sufficient training in microeconomics and mathematics. Some background in environmental economics is recommended but not required.

The course is coupled to the online course "MOOC: Modeling in Environmental and Energy Economics" and it is recommended to do both courses during the same term.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Registration: Please enrol in MOnA. EUCOR-Students and students of other Swiss Universities have to enrol at the students administration office (studseksupport1@unibas.ch) within the official enrolment period. Enrolment = Registration for the exam!
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 20.09.2019 – 13.12.2019
Zeit Freitag, 10.15-12.00 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Datum Zeit Raum
Freitag 20.09.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 27.09.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 04.10.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 11.10.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 18.10.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 25.10.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 01.11.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 08.11.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 15.11.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 22.11.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Auditorium
Freitag 29.11.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Dies Academicus
Freitag 06.12.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 13.12.2019 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Module Modul Aufbaubereich wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fragen von Nachhaltigkeit (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2017))
Modul Kernbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften für Fortgeschrittene (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2017))
Modul: Kernbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Modul: Vorbereitung Masterarbeit Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Umwelt und Nachhaltigkeit (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Vertiefungsmodul: International Trade, Growth and the Environment (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Leistungsüberprüfung Semesterendprüfung
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Performance will be assessed via a written exam at the end of the term.
Exam: 13.12.19; 10:15-11:45.
You can still withdraw from the examination by submitting a completed, signed form to our office from 15.10.19 until 25.10.19 / 12:00 o’clock. Withdrawals sent by email will not be accepted. You will find the examination withdrawal form on the Homepage of the Student Dean’s Office. Prior to 14.10.19, please only use MONA for withdrawing. The exam rooms will be published up to 08.12.19.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Belegen via MOnA innerhalb der Belegfrist
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ, studiendekanat-wwz@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ

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