Course syllabus HAOZPA - Economic Aspects of Environmental Protection in English (FRDIS - SS 2019/2020)Help

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Course title in Czech:
Economic Aspects of Environmental Protection in English
Course title in English: Economic Aspects of Environmental Protection in English
SS 2019/2020
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
Course type:
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
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Course supervisor: Ing. Simona Miškolci, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Ing. Simona Miškolci, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Ing. Ebo Tawiah Quartey, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Timetable in this semester:
Z7 (ČP II.)
E. T. Quartey, S. MiškolciLectureEvery week
Z3 (ČP II.)
E. T. Quartey
Every week
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Growing environmental problems creates challenges for improving the management of natural resources and environmental protection in both developed and developing countries and for the development of global sustainable economy at international level.
The relationship between environmental protection and the economy has been an issue of public discussion for last decades. Does environmental protection tend to harm the economy or to facilitate economic growth? What are environmental limits of economic growth and how we can we deal with them? How it is possible to assess sustainability and can the positive and negative environmental affects be quantified and estimated at a meaningful level of detail? How can be individual behavior effectively influenced to harmonize it with collective interest of environmental protection and sustainable economic growth?
Economics, as the social science studying the allocation of scarce recourses within society, can help meet these challenges effectively by providing explanations of the causes of environmental problems and potential solutions. Economic analysis can also help determine whether prospective policies succeed in aligning the private incentives of individuals, households, and firms with the public interest in improved resource management and higher environmental quality.
It is designed to provide a basic knowledge of theoretical and methodological framework of an economic analysis of the policy issues associated with applying the concept of sustainable development and environmental protection, and will be taught in an interdisciplinary fashion addressing the institutional, economic, and legal issues related to natural resource allocation. Particular topics that will be covered are: (1) the macroeconomic analysis of the relationships between the economic development and the environment at the different levels of the economic development; (2) environmental limits and economic; (3) the microeconomic analysis of environmental regulation; (4) the problem of economic assessment and social cost, (5) estimating cost and benefits of environmental policy impacts; (6) the use of economic information for the policy instrument choice.
Course content:
Sustainable development strategy and the role of government in the allocation of natural resources in market economies (allowance 4/4)
Evolution of EU environmental policy in an international context (allowance 2/2)
The current environmental policy EU: institutions, goals, principles, strategies (allowance 4/4)
4.Policy instruments of environmental protection and their potential economic impacts (allowance 4/4)
5.Analysis of business environment and evaluation of the impact of environmental factors on the organizational structure of business and economic activity (allowance 4/4)
Environmental management and evaluation of environmental performance and potential economic impacts (allowance 6/6)
Communication strategies and environmental marketing (allowance 4/4)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
28 h
8 h
20 h
10 h
public presentation (oral)
5 h
preparation for exam30 h
preparation for regular assessment20 h
preparation for regular testing
12 h
preparation of presentation15 h
elaboration and execution of projects
10 h
writing of seminar paper
10 h
168 h
Assessment methods:
Oral examination; a credits are subjected to active participation in seminars and team work, individual preparation for seminars and case studies, paper presentation and short writing assignments, tests.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
MARKANDYA, A. et al. Environmental economics for sustainable growth: a handbook for practitioners. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2002. 567 p. ISBN 1-84064-812-0.
HANLEY, N. -- SHOGREN, J F. Environmental Economics in Theory and Practice. London: Macmillan Press, 1997. 15 p. ISBN 0-333-58236-5.
HAAB, T C. -- MCCONNELL, K E. Valuing environmental and natural resources: the econometrics of non-market valuation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2002. 326 p. ISBN 1-84064-704-3.
Economic Analysis of Environmental Policy and Regulation. 1st ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1994. 251 p. ISBN 0-471-00084-1.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-ITSE-IDSE International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Programme B-INTSE International Territorial Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Field of study B-ITSE-IDSE International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period SS 2017/2018
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