Profile of the chair

Teaching and research at the Chair of Environmental Economics concentrate on the application of economic knowledge to problems of environmental and resource management. The research focuses on the economic analysis of

  1. environmental policy instruments, including their institutional design and the related policy process,
  2. strategies and policies for biodiversity conservation (in particular by applying ecologic-economic models which are developed in cooperation with ecologists), and
  3. policy instruments to protect ecosystem services in developed and developing countries.

Teaching concentrates on the economic courses required for the different Bachelor- and Master programmes of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Process Engineering (Environmental and Resource Management, Landnutzung und Wasserbewirtschaftung, Umweltingenieurswesen, Nachwachsende Rohstoffe).

The chair is also involved in the environmental management of Cottbus University (which is certified according to EMAS) as the chairman of the environmental management system and the environmental manager are located at the chair.

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