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14255-01 - Vorlesung: Environmental Economics 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2021
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.

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 24.09.2021 – 10.12.2021
Zeit Freitag, 10.15-12.00 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31

The course is planned as an in-class course, if necessary it will be offered in hybrid form, i.e. with a simultaneous livestream or as an online presence course.

Datum Zeit Raum
Freitag 24.09.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 01.10.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 08.10.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 15.10.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 22.10.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 29.10.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 05.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 12.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 19.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 26.11.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Dies Academicus
Freitag 03.12.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Auditorium
Freitag 10.12.2021 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Module Modul: Core Courses in International Trade, Growth and the Environment (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Field Electives in Economics and Public Policy (Masterstudium: Economics and Public Policy)
Modul: Kernbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Modul: Policy Field: Environment and Energy (Masterstudium: Economics and Public Policy)
Modul: Specific Electives in Business and Economics (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Specific Electives in International Trade, Growth and the Environment (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
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 (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2021))
Leistungsüberprüfung Leistungsnachweis
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Performance will be assessed via a written exam at the end of the term.
Exam: tba
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An-/Abmelden: Belegen resp. Stornieren der Belegung via MOnA
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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