118-0314/04 – Environmental Economics A (EŽPA)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Regional and Environmental EconomicsCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Marcella Šimíčková, CSc.Subject version guarantorIng. Marcella Šimíčková, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
S1I48 Ing. Marcella Šimíčková, CSc.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

At the end of this course students should be able to: - interpret the causes and economic impacts of environmental degradation - assess the main differences between regulatory and economic instruments, and the advantages and disadvantages of each, - outline alternative methods for valuing non-market environmental goods and environmental damage, - critically evaluate the relationship between economic development and environmental quality, - outline the new economic approach of Ecological Economics.

Teaching methods

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To acquaint students with the development of environmental thinking and forming environmental economics. Develop knowledge of the principles and methods optimization of the basic functions of the environment with a focus on methods of decision making and valuation of environmental goods and optimal use of natural resources. Deepen poznatkyo environmental aspects concept of sustainable development and its measurement, factors and trends that affect the real development of environmental degradation.

Compulsory literature:

HARRIS Jonathan, M., CÉSUR, Anne-Marie (2004) Macroeconomics and the Environment. Medford: GDAE. Turner, R.K., Pearce, D., Bateman, I. (1994). Environmental Economics. An Elementary Introduction. London, Harvester Whetsheaf.

Recommended literature:

ANDERSON, David, A. Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Management. 3rd Edition. London, New York: Routledge Taylor and Francis group, 2010. ISBN HB 978-0-415-77904-3. 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. FIELD, Barry,C. a Martha K. FIELD. Environmental Economics: An Introduction. 5th Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2009. ISBN 9780073375762. Pearce, D.: Blueprint 3. Measuring sustainable development. Earthscan Publishing Ltd., London 1993 Pearce, D.W., Turner, R.K. : Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment. Harveste Wheatsheaf, London 1992 Šimíčková, M.: Economic Development and Environmental Protection. ECON´99,TU Ostrava, Ostrava 1999

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

kontrolní otázky v rámci cvičení test


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Other requirements

další požadavky na studenta


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Introduction – the environment-economy interaction Historical development of environmental economics Economics of pollution - brief review of pollution optimization methods Environmental decision-making and discounting the future Modification of the cost- benefit analysis method Measuring environmetal damage – total economic value Measuring environmental damage – valuation approaches The economics of natural resources – introduction, taxonomy Economic theory of renewable natural resources – fishery Theory of non-renewable resources extraction – recyclable Theory of non-renewable , non-recyclable resources extraction Environmental economics and sustainable development Economic development and environmental protection – EKC curve Economic growth and welfare – ISEW, GPI etc. Sustainable development and globalization process Limits of environmental economics and ecological economics

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2010/2011 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 35  18
        Examination Examination 65  33
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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2010/2011 (B6208) Economics and Management (6208R011) Economics and Law in Business P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B6208) Economics and Management (6202R049) Accounting and Taxes (00) Accounting and Taxes P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R040) Regional Development P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan

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