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Workgroup Environmental Economics and PolicyUmwelt- und Ressourcenökonomik (Basics of environmental and resource economics)

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Basics of Environmental and Resource Economics

Current Informationen

  • Due to the corona crisis, the course will be offered in e-learning format for the summer semester 2020.  
  • Teaching videos and other documents will be made available in the ISIS portal at regular intervals
  • Question times are offered, which are carried out as video conferences
  • During, the summer semester 2020 the course is graded based on a portfolio exam, which contains of various exam elements.
  • Further information is available in the ISIS Portal (https://isis.tu-berlin.de/course/view.php?id=19256)
  • The course is only designed for Bachelor's degree courses. Hence, this module is also not available for master students.

Date of Course

The course is given during summer semester 2020.

Organisational Issues

  • The course is concepted as bachelor course
  • The value of the course is 6 ECTS / 4 SWS.
  • The course is given in every sommer semester during the lecture period
  • Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Georg Meran (Lecture), Dipl. Wi.-Ing. Markus Siehlow (Tutorial)
  • Written exam at the end of the course (due to Covid-19, in summer semester a portfolio exam is take place)
  • The course is given in german language

Topics of the Course

  • Welfare theoretic basics: Social welfare function, Pareto principle
  • External effects and market failure
  • Classic concepts of internalisation: Pigou tax and Coase theorem
  • Pricing and standards approach: Tax, Certificate market
  • EU-CTS (European Certificate Trading Scheme)
  • Merit-Order Effect
  • Policy Mix (e.g. coal paradox)
  • Politics to enforce green technology
  • International economic policy: Trading, Global external effects

Materials of the Course

  • The materials of the course can be downloaded in the ISIS-portal

Further Information

  • Syllabus of course in sommer semester 2020



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