Course: Selected Issues from Environmental Economy

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Course title Selected Issues from Environmental Economy
Course code FES/AVPE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 10
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Obršálová Ilona, doc. Ing. CSc.
Course content
Quantification problems of sustainable development requirements, SD indicators. Information sources on causes of environmental changes, environment status and consequences. Possibilities of non-market environment valuation. Environmental damages valuation. Eco-efficiency and methods of efficiency valuation of environmental investments and measurements. Environmental accounting at macro and micro level. Latest instruments of environmental policy.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to extend students? knowledge in the area of environmental economics and management by the newest findings. Students will be able to find relevant data, analyze results of decision making on anthropogenic activities in the territory and take a decision in context of sustainable development.
The subject gives orientation in the most important environmental implications of economic development.

Assessment methods and criteria
Home assignment evaluation, Student performance assessment

Attendance at seminars is compulsory. The examination is granted upon successful completion of the seminar paper in the extent of 10-15 pages conceived as a source for the thesis or paper.
Recommended literature
  • BLEISCHWITZ R.,HENNICKE P. Eco-Efficiency, Regulation and Sustainable Business.. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2004. ISBN 1 84376 687 6.
  • CALLAN S.J.,THOMAS J.M. Environmental Economics. Applications, Policy, and Theory.. Mason:Thomson, 2007. ISBN 0-324-53668-2.
  • Costanza, Robert. Understanding and solving environmental problems in the 21st century : toward new, integrated hard problem science. Oxford: Elsevier, 2002. ISBN 0-08-044111-4.
  • Goodstein, Eban S. Economics and the environment. [New York]: John Wiley & Sons, 2002. ISBN 0-471-39998-1.
  • KOLK A. Economics of Environmental Management.. Harlow: Pearson, 2000. ISBN 0 273 64238 3.
  • MUDACUMURA G.M., MEBRATU D., HAQUE M.S. Sustainable Development Policy and Administration.. New York: Taylor and Francis Group, 2006. ISBN 1-577444-563-4.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Economics and Administration Regional and Public Economics (2013) Economy - -
Faculty of Economics and Administration Regional and Public Economics (2013) Economy - -