118-0300/06 – Regional and Environmental Economics (RGENEK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Regional and Environmental EconomicsCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jan Sucháček, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jan Malinovský, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DRA099 Ing. Magdaléna Drastichová, Ph.D.
KER30 prof. Ing. Jiří Kern, CSc.
MAL30 Ing. Jan Malinovský, Ph.D.
S1I48 Ing. Marcella Šimíčková, CSc.
S1O70 RNDr. Ivan Šotkovský, Ph.D.
SUH33 prof. Ing. Jan Sucháček, Ph.D.
VAC25 Ing. Renáta Václavková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 3+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

After completing the part of environmental economics students should be able to: Define the basic concepts and principles of environmental economics, Explain the concepts of externality, market failure, market-based incentives for environmental protection and regulation of pollution, Explain the concept of sustainable development, basic principles and alternative approaches to the transition towards sustainable development. After completing the part of regional economics students should be able to: Define and interpret basic concepts and principles of regional economy, regional processes and regional policy. Analyze and categorize regional disparities and types of problem regions. Describe and explain blueprint paper and forms support regional development. Explain meaning regional management, marketing and networks. Explain differences among urban and rural sociology, and compare basic approaches to transaction sociological research in region and community. Clarify roles cities and municipality at regional development.

Teaching methods

Lectures

Summary

In the first part of the subject, knowledge about spatial aspects of economic processes will be developed. Current regional-political measures in the Czech Republic and at the level of the EU as well as the tasks of the minicipalities will be discussed as well. The second part includes an introduction in to environmental economics as a theory of environmental policy. It is focused on economical aspects of degradation of an environment and explaining of basic economic tools of environmental policy.

Compulsory literature:

TO PART OF THE REGIONAL ECONOMICS 1. ARMSTRONG, H. and TAYLOR, J. Regional Economics and Policy. Third edition. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers LTD., 2000. 450 p. ISBN 0-631-21657-X. TO PART ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS 2. HARRIS, Jonathan, M. Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach. 2nd Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. ISBN 978-0618496334.

Recommended literature:

To part of the REGIONAL ECONOMICS 1. ČERNÁ, Ĺubice a Martina JAKÁBOVÁ. Project Cycle Management. Bratislava: Slovenská technická univerzita, 2008. 101 s. ISBN 978-80-227-2822-5. 2. HAYTER, Roger. Dynamic of Industrial Location. Chichester, New York, …: John Wiley&sons, 2000. 484 p. ISBN 0-471—97119-7. 3. STIMSON, Robert, J., Roger R. STOUGH a Brian H. ROBERTS. Regional Economic Development. Analysins and Planning Stratgy. Second Edition. New York: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2006. ISBN 3-540-43731-2. 4. VANHOVE, Norbert and Leo H. KLAASSEN. Regional Policy - European Approach. Avenburg, …, Gower Publisching Company Limited, 1987. ISBN 0-566-05413-2. To part ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS 5. FIELD, Barry, C. a Martha K. FIELD. Environmental Economics: An Introduction. 5th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2009. ISBN 9780073375762. 6. TIETENBERG, Tom a Lynne LEWIS. Environmental Economics and Policy. 6th Edition. Addison-Wesley, 2009. ISBN 9780321599490. 7. HACKETT, Steven, C. Environmental and natural resources economics: Theory,policy and the sustainable society. 2nd Edition. Armonk,, New York, London: M. E. Sharpe, 2001. ISBN 0-7656-0681-X. 8. KOOTEN van, Comelis, G. and Erwin, H. BULTE. The Economics of Nature: Managing Biological Assets. Oxford UK: Blackwell Publisher, 2000. ISBN 0-631-21895-5.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Continuous questioning the lecture on selected themes.

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

Other requirements are not required.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

REGIONAL ECONOMICS I. Space and his participants. - Conception of Space in Economics; Basic of space economic participants and their interaction in space. - Factora of localiztion – Supply and demand, Concentration and deconcentration in territory. II. Regions nad their differentiation - Causies of regional disparities; Regionalism and basic methods; Differentation and classification of regions. - Regional partial analysis and Lorenz curve. III. Regional and municipal policy - Access “up-down” in the CR and EU; Definitions; Motivation of loading and bleachers diffusion innovation. - Role of municipality and cities in regional development; Institucions of RP in the CR. IV. Spatial and Sociodemographic Characters of the Population. - Population size, structure and distribution - Spatial movement of the inhabitants and residential hierarchy V.Regional management and marketing - From regions and localities to the state level or 'bottom-up' approach - Developmental connotations of regional management and marketing - Networks - informal dimension of regional development VI. Regionální sociology and research in territory - Sociology of towns and country; Social instittucions and networks in development of rural regions and cities. - Basic of territory sociologiy research. VII. Regional project making and programming - Programs and projects – definitions; Programming on the level of EU, CR regional and municipal level. - Project management principles and project cycle. ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS 1.. Introduction – Economy and Environment Relationship 2. Basic concepts of environmental economics; Interactions of economy and environment - Basic functions of environment and thermodynamic laws impacts 2. Economics of Environmental Pollution - Causes and forms of environmental degradation - Damages from environmental degradation; Optimal level of pollution 3. Theory of Externalities - Definition of externality ; Causes of raise and impacts of externalities - Internalisation of externality under perfect and imperfect competition; Market Solution of Externalities 4. Optimal level of externality - Coase theorem and optimal pollution by bargaining; Problems with the Coase theorem 5. Green Taxes and Optimal Pollution - Optimal tax on environmental pollution based on estimated damage; Problems with setting the tax - Distributional impacts of environmental taxes 6. Environmental Standards and Environmental Charges - Environmental standards and problems of standard-setting; Comparing environmental standards with charge solution - Advantages and disadvantages of economic instruments 7. Environmental Decision-Making - Cost-benefit analysis and time problem; Economically optimal level of environmental protection - Assessment of environmental benefits, problem of justice 8. Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development - Definition and conditions for sustainable development; Weak and strong sustainability - Operational principles of sustainable development.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2010/2011 Summer semester)
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