Modulhandbuch (Module manual)

M.184.4416 Environmental Economics
(Environmental Economics)
Koordinator (coordinator): Prof. Dr. Thomas Gries
Ansprechpartner (contact):
Credits: 10 ECTS
Workload: 300 Std (h)
Semesterturnus (semester cycle): WS
Studiensemester (study semester): 1-4
Dauer in Semestern (duration in semesters): 1
Lehrveranstaltungen (courses):
Nummer / Name
(number / title)
(contact time)
Status (P/WP)
(group size)
a) K.184.44161 / Environmental Economics Vorlesung P
b) K.184.44162 / Environmental Economics - Projekt Projekt P
Wahlmöglichkeiten innerhalb des Moduls (Options within the module):
Empfohlene Voraussetzungen (prerequisites):

Inhalte (short description):

​The course gives an overview of modern natural resource and environmental economics. Starting with fundamental concepts, several dimensions of environmental economics are introduced. In the first part these dimensions include general issues like ethics, sustainability and welfare concepts. In the second part we look at specific topics like pollution, project appraisal and natural resource exploitation. The students are introduced to theoretical/empirical methods and apply them on economic questions.

Lernergebnisse (learning outcomes):
Fachkompetenz Wissen (professional expertise):

  • have broad overview of empirical facts in environmental economics.
  • know a number of theories to explain the empirical facts (topics include: facts and figures, traditional and recent theories of environmental economics).

  • Fachkompetenz Fertigkeit (practical professional and academic skills):

  • are able to analyze environmental economic phenomena using theoretical models and tools.
  • are able to use methods of descriptive statistics to analyze empirical facts.
  • are able to link empirical facts with a consistent theory.
  • are able to scrutinize models with respect to scope, appropriateness, explanatory power, parsimony and further evaluation criteria.
  • are able to critically reflect on empirical facts and theoretical models.
  • are able to autonomously elaborate on environmental economic topics.
  • improve communication and presentation skills.

  • Personale Kompetenz / Sozial (individual competences / social skills):
  • work on intercultural communication skills due to the high proportion of international students in the course of studies (around 70% of students) and English as course language.
  • gain team competence.
  • work on project and group management.
  • are able to transfer knowledge to a group of people.
  • Personale Kompetenz / Selbstständigkeit (individual competences / ability to perform autonomously):

  • search, prepare, evaluate and use target-oriented analysis of information, data and sources.
  • build competence to autonomously elaborate on economic topics.
  • are able to organize work independently.
  • improve their presentation skills.

  • Prüfungsleistungen (examinations)
    Art der Modulprüfung (type of modul examination): Modulteilprüfungen
    Art der Prüfung
    (type of examination)
    a) Klausur 60 MIn. 50.00 %
    b) Hausarbeit mit Präsentation 20 S./10 MIn. 50.00 %
    Studienleistung / qualifizierte Teilnahme (module participation requirements)
    Voraussetzungen für die Teilnahme an Prüfungen (formal requirements for participating in examinations)
    Voraussetzungen für die Vergabe von Credits (formal requirements for granting credit points)
    Die Vergabe der Credits erfolgt, wenn die Modulnote mindestens „ausreichend“ ist
    Gewichtung für Gesamtnote (calculation of overall grade)
    Das Modul wird mit der Anzahl seiner Credits gewichtet (Faktor: 1)
    Verwendung des Moduls in den Studiengängen (The module can be selected in the following degree programmes)
    M.Sc. International Business Studies, M.Sc. Betriebswirtschaftslehre, M.Sc. International Economics and Management, M.Sc. Management Information Systems, M.Sc. Wirtschaftsinformatik, M.Sc. Wirtschaftspädagogik, M. Ed. Wirtschaftspädagogik
    Umfang QT (participation requirements):
    Lernmaterialien, Literaturangaben (learning material, literature):
    Sonstige Hinweise (additional information):

    ​Medium of instruction: English

    Dieses Modul ist begrenzt auf 25-35 Teilnehmer. Die Anmeldung erfolgt über Paul. Bitte beachten Sie die Teilnehmer- und Wartelisten auf der Homepage der Fakultät Wiwi.

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