Course: Analysis of Public Policies

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Course title Analysis of Public Policies
Course code FES/DAVP
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 Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Stejskal Jan, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
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), Methods of individual activities
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to meet students with nontrivial analytic methods, which enable to present economic evaluation of selected public policies, particularly socioeconomic results of these policies. Students will be introduced to certain methods and procedures. The course follows up with the subject "Public Economics". Attention will be also paid to public policies, especially the theory of governance.
Student will be able to assess economic and social development from the point of view of the last findings in the area of anthropogenic activities environmental impacts.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Home assignment evaluation

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.
  • GILPIN, A. Environmental Economics. A critical overview.. Chichester: Wiley, 2000.
  • CHERRY T.L.,KROLL S., SHOGREN J. F. Environmental Economics, Experimental Methods.. London: Routledge, 2008.
  • 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.
  • OLEJ, V., OBRŠÁLOVÁ, I., KŘUPKA, J.(eds.). Environmental Modelling for Sustainable Development. System Approaches and Advances Methods.. Hersey, New York: IGI Global, 2011.
  • WELFORD, R. Comporate Environmental Management. Culture and Organization.. London: Earthscan Publishing, 1997.

Study plans that include the course
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