118-0904/03 – Environmental Economics (ENVIRO)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Regional and Environmental EconomicsCredits10
Subject guarantorIng. Magdaléna Drastichová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Magdaléna Drastichová, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2013/2014Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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DRA099 Ing. Magdaléna Drastichová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Examination 90+0
Combined Examination 90+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

After completing the course, students will be able to: • explain the theoretical basis of economic instruments for environmental policy problems of their practical applications and their advantages in comparison with quantitative tools of regulation, • summarize the criteria and methods for deciding on the optimal use of the basic features of the environment, • clarify the nature of the concept of sustainable development and interrelationship of environmental, social and economic development, • define the limits of environmental economics and alternative approaches to the use of natural resources and sustainable development, • justify institutional development as a prerequisite to sustainable development, • identify positive and negative impacts of globalization on the environment and sustainable development.

Teaching methods

Lectures
Individual consultations

Summary

A brief history of economic theory and the integration of environmental considerations into economic theory. Key milestones and starting the formation of environmental economics and sustainable development concept. Modelling aspects of sustainability in the context of the theory of economic growth. Environmental economics as a theoretical basis for the formation of environmental policy - development of the system of economic instruments for environmental protection and distribution effects. Development of methods for deciding on the optimal use of essential environmental functions (methods of valuation of environmental goods , optimization and decision-making methods) . Problems discounting, and uncertainty. Limits of Environmental Economics and alternatively approaches and theoretical concepts (ecological economics and institutional economics, etc.). The process of globalization and its impacts (positive, negative) on the main areas of sustainable development. Institutional development as a prerequisite to sustainable development.

Compulsory literature:

ANDERSON, D.A. (2010) Environmental Economics and Natural Resource Management. 3rd ed. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-77905-0 DALY, H. E., FARLEY, J. (2004). Ecological economics: Principles and appli-cations. Island Press:Washington. EDWARDS-JONES, G., DAVIES B., HUSSAIN, S. (2000). Ecological economics: an introduction. Oxford: Blackwell Science. FIELD, B.C. and FIELD, M.K. (2009) Environmental Economics. An Introduction, 5th edn., McGraw Hill, Boston HARRIS, J. M. (2006) Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach. 2nd Edition. Boston:Houghton Mifflin. KLUVÁNKOVÁ-ORAVSKÁ, T. et al. (2010). From Government to Governance? New Governance for Water and Biodiversity in an Enlarged Europe. Praha: Alfa Nakladatelství, 2010. MYERS, N., KENT, J.(2001). Perverse Subsidies: How Missused Tax Dollars Harm the Environment and the Economy.Washington, London: Island Press. SIEBERT, H. (2008). Economics of the Environment. Theory and Policy. 7th Ed. Berlin: Springer.

Recommended literature:

DALY, H. E., COBB, J. B. (1994). For the common good. Redirecting the economy towards community, the environment and a sustainable future. London: Green Print. LOMBORG, B.(2001). The Skeptical Environmentalist. Measuring the Real State of the World. Cambridge University Press.. TIETENBERG, T.H.: Environmental Economics and Policy. 4th Edition. Addison Weasley 2003. TIETENBERG, T.H.: Environmental and Natural Ressource Economics. Addison Weasley 2005.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

diskuze k jednotlivým tématům

E-learning

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Další požadavky na studenta

The study recommended nonfiction / articles in professional journals. Preparation and participation in individual consultation - discussion on selected topics.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

The course focuses on the main directions of development of environmental economics in the current period, mainly on the following topics. • History of the integration of environmental considerations into economic theo • Milestones and starting the formation of environmental economics and sustainable development concept • Modelling aspects of sustainability in the context of the theory of economic growth • Development of a system of methods and tools for the needs of environmental policy - application problems • Problems application optimization methods and deciding on the optimal use of essential environmental functions (methods of valuation of environmental goods, optimization and decision-making methods • Development of the concept of sustainable development in environmental economics, relation of environmental, social and economic development • Limits environmental economics, alternative approaches and theoretical concepts (ecological economics, institutional economics approaches, etc.) • The process of globalization and its impacts (positive, negative) on the environment and sustainable development

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