|Course title in Czech:|
Economic Aspects of Environmental Protection
Course title in English:
|Economic Aspects of Environmental Protection|
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:||bachelor|
Type of delivery:
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|Language of instruction:|
|Ing. Simona Miškolci, Ph.D.|
Course supervising department:
Ing. Simona Miškolci, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
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|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.
|Learning activities and teaching 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.
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|Course listed in study plans for this semester:|
|Field of study B-ITS-IDSA International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018|
Programme B-INTS International Territorial Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2017/2018
Course listed in previous semesters: