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10160-01 - Vorlesung: Introduction to Environmental Economics 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2024
Angebotsmuster Jedes Frühjahrsem.
Dozierende Frank Christian Krysiak (frank.krysiak@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Christian Nolde (christian.nolde@unibas.ch)
Inhalt In this course, we use economic concepts and theories to analyze environmental policy. After a brief introduction to concepts for policy evaluation, we will discuss how instruments of environmental policy (taxes, standards, emissions trading, liability, subsidies) alter the behavior of economic actors, how these instruments should be designed and compare them. In addition, we will consider the question of how environmental policy influences green technological change.

The course will use the examples of climate policy, the energy transition and (to a smaller extent) the transition to a circular economy as examples.

The course has been redesigned to 3 ECTS (without resource economics, which is now a separate course). It consists of lectures and exercise sessions that will mostly alternate; you will receive a schedule (which week we have lectures or exercises) at the start of the term.

Please take note that there are two mandatory problem sets (assignments) that you have to pass for being allowed to take the final exam.
Lernziele After taking this course you will know how to analyse environmental policy using the tools of economics. You will know economic concepts for understanding the causes of environmental degradation and for setting the objectives of environmental policy. You will be able to apply microeconomic theory to analyze the mechanisms via which different policy instruments influence the environmental behavior of firms. Finally, you will know for which type of environmental problem which type of environmental policy is likely to work well.
Literatur R. Perman, Y. Ma, J. McGilvray, M. Common and D. Maddison (2011), "Natural Resource and Environmental Economics", 4th edition, Pearson Education.
Bemerkungen The course will be taught "in class".
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Teilnahmebedingungen Students should either have passed 10130 (Grundlagen der VWL) or 48981 (Intensive Introduction to Intermediate Economics). If you have done 10130, it is recommended (but not required) to also do Intermediate Microeconomics (10134) before starting Environmental Economics.
Students who already have passed the lecture 10160 Environmental and Resource Economics can't take this course again.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung Registration: Please enroll in the Online Services (services.unibas.ch);

Eucor-Students and mobility students of other Swiss Universities or the FHNW first have to register at the University of Basel BEFORE the start of the course and receive their login data by post (e-mail address of the University of Basel). Processing time up to a week! Detailed information can be found here: https://www.unibas.ch/de/Studium/Mobilitaet.html
After successful registration you can enroll for the course in the Online Services (services.unibas.ch).

Applies to everyone: Enrolment = Registration for the course and the exam!
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz
HörerInnen willkommen


Intervall Wochentag Zeit Raum
wöchentlich Dienstag 12.15-14.00 Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118


Datum Zeit Raum
Dienstag 27.02.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 05.03.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 12.03.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 19.03.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 26.03.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 02.04.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 09.04.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 16.04.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 23.04.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 30.04.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 07.05.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 14.05.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 21.05.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Dienstag 28.05.2024 12.15-14.00 Uhr Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 118
Module Modul Economics (ECON) II (Bachelorstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2021))
Modul: Aufbau Economics (Bachelorstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Komplementärer Basisbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Modul: Wahlbereich in Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Bachelor Studienfach: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Wirtschaft in Osteuropa (Bachelor Studiengang: Osteuropa-Studien)
Modul: Wirtschaft in Osteuropa (Bachelor Studienfach: Osteuropäische Kulturen)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Umwelt und Nachhaltigkeit (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Wahlbereich Bachelor Wirtschaftswissenschaften: Empfehlungen (Bachelor Studienfach: Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2021))
Leistungsüberprüfung Leistungsnachweis
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung There will be a written exam at the end of the term and two 2 mandatory problem sets during the term. To be admitted to the final exam, you have to get at least 50% of the total points of the two mandatory problem sets (the enrollment of students who do not meet this criterion will be cancelled). The grading will be based solely on your performance in the final exam.

written exam:
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anm.: Belegen Lehrveranstaltung; Abm.: stornieren
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