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14255-01 - Vorlesung: Environmental Economics 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2024
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.

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 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
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Intervall Wochentag Zeit Raum
wöchentlich Freitag 10.15-12.00 Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31

Einzeltermine

Datum Zeit Raum
Freitag 01.03.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 08.03.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 15.03.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 22.03.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 29.03.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Ostern
Freitag 05.04.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 12.04.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S14 HG.32
Freitag 19.04.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 26.04.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 03.05.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 10.05.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Auffahrt
Freitag 17.05.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 24.05.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Freitag 31.05.2024 10.15-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S15 HG.31
Module Modul: Core Courses in International Business, Trade 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 Business, Trade and the Environment (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Vorbereitung Masterarbeit Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Masterstudium: Sustainable Development)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Umwelt und Nachhaltigkeit (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Leistungsnachweis
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Performance will be assessed via a written exam at the end of the term.
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

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