Course: Selected Issues from Environmental Economy

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Course title Selected Issues from Environmental Economy
Course code FES/DVPE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 8
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
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
It is discussed the concept of eco-efficiency at the background of pollutants in the area and defined the economic boundaries of pollution. It is presented the latest trends in non-market valuation of environmental quality and valuation of natural resources. National environmental policy is analyzed from the perspectives of modern management approaches and are monitored by the economic, social and political consequences. Emphasis is placed on problem-oriented approaches and possibilities for regional environmental management systems.
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
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 - -
Faculty of Economics and Administration Regional and Public Economics (2016) Economy - -