Semester overwiew

Prüfung Cost Benefit Analysis in Environmental Evaluation (240901)

Appointment

So 01:00 - 02:30, Einzel , at 27.12.2015

Study paths

  • Environmental and Resource Management Master (1. - 3. ) / Examination regulations 2006 / Modul 41405 Wahlpflicht
  • Betriebswirtschaftslehre Master (1. - 4. )
  • Environmental and Resource Management Master (1. - 3. ) / Examination regulations 2011 / Modul 41405 Wahlpflicht

Course content

Part I: Normative and Positive Theories Overview: The Functioning of Markets and the Cases for State Intervention - Basic Problems of Environmental Politics; Part II: Cost Benefit Analysis in environmental politics. Methods to value changes in environmental quality. Theoretical background and practical application.

Aufwand:
Students will be able to: - describe the different methods to measure the welfare effects of changes in environmental quality - describe the problems of measuring the benefits of changes in environmental quality - understand the different steps and parts of a CBA - understand the political implications of a CBA

Voraussetzung:
Economics (BA), Environmental and resource economics (BA)

Leistungsnachweis:
Exam and Essay

Lehrmethoden und Lernziele:
The students will be able to apply various methods to examine the economic value of environmental goods and the judge the validity of each method. The additional lecture notes contain supplements. At the end of each lecture, there is a short conclusion of the previous lecture before starting with a new chapter. The questions of each chapter are directed at the students in some exercises which take place instead of some lectures. With a written examination at the end of semester (90 minutes) the students should demonstrate their ability to explain the principles and main relations of economics mentioned in the lecture course. The students should proof that they are able to give an economic interpretation of their answers.The students will be enabled to apllicate their knowledge about economic theory and environmental economics in a practical approach. This lecture focusses on special issues of the valuation of the natural environment applying useable economic instruments. - To enable students to understand and use the CBA for environmental measures. - To enable students to understand the implications of the results of a CBA for the process of political decision. - To sensitize students for some limits of the valuation of environmental goods.

Lecturers

  • Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Frank Wätzold
  • Charlotte Gerling

Module

Cost-Benefit Analysis in Environmental Evaluation (41405)

240901 in HIS

Kolloquium Research Colloquium (240904)

Appointment

Di 13:45 - 15:15, A/B  week , from 12.04.2022 , LB 4B / B3.21

Study path

Environmental and Resource Management PhD / Examination regulations 2009

Course content

The Research Colloquium is designed for the presentation and discussion of ongoing PhD and other reserach projects. It is primarily aimed at ERM PhD students but also Master students in their final year are welcome. The course programme, i.e. the lpresentations, will be published through public notices on the Chairs website after the first meeting.

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Frank Wätzold

Hours per week

2.0

Modules

  • Research Colloquium (12244)
  • Academic Research and Methods (12243)
  • PhD Seminar Scientific Working (42101)
240904 in HIS

Vorlesung/Seminar Academic Research and Methods (240906)

Appointments

  • Di 11:30 - 13:00, A/B  week , 12.04.2022 to 19.07.2022 , LB 4B / B3.19
  • Fr 09:30 - 17:30, Einzel , at 10.06.2022 , LB 4B / B3.19
  • Fr 09:30 - 17:30, Einzel , at 08.07.2022 , LB 4B / B3.19

Study paths

  • Environmental and Resource Management PhD / Examination regulations 2009
  • Environmental and Resource Management PhD / Examination regulations 99

Course content

The purposes of the seminar „scientific working“ are (I) to introduce the PhD students to selected theoretical and empirical scientific methods, (II) to demonstrate how to apply them in their research, and (III) to teach the students how to publish their scientific work in international peer-reviewed journals.

Literature

to be announced in the lecture

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Frank Wätzold

Hours per week

2.0

Modules

  • Academic Research and Methods (12243)
  • PhD Seminar Scientific Working (42101)
240906 in HIS

Vorlesung/Seminar Business administration (240907)

Appointments

  • Mo 09:15 - 10:45, A/B  week , 11.04.2022 to 18.07.2022 , ZHG / Seminarraum 3, ZHG
  • Do 09:15 - 10:45, A/B  week , 14.04.2022 to 21.07.2022 , ZHG / Seminarraum 2, ZHG

Study paths

  • Environmental and Resource Management Bachelor (4. ) / Examination regulations 2005 / Modul 41107 Pflicht
  • Process Engineering and Plant Design Master / Examination regulations 2005 / Modul 41107
  • Environmental and Resource Management Bachelor (4. ) / Examination regulations 2015 / Modul 41107 Pflicht

Course content

Lecture:
Motives and functions of a business

Business ethics and social responsibility

Assessing economic conditions

Starting a new business

Business planning

Managing effectively

Organizational structure

Improving productivity and quality

Hiring, training, motivating, and evaluating employees

Creating, pricing and promoting products

Distributing products

Accounting and financing

Expanding business abroad

 

Seminar:

Finance, evaluation and decision making; creating a business plan

Voraussetzung: none

Leistungsnachweis:

Written Exam of 90 minutes for the lecture (50%), written paper (25%) and presentation (25%) for the seminar.

Lernziele:

Students should understand the various aspects of how to establish and run a business, get to know selected management concepts and get acquainted with decision-making tools in business and how to use them.

Literature

Madura, J. (2007): Introduction to Business, Thompson South-Western, 4th edition, Mason, USA.

Baye, M.R. (2003): Managerial Economics and Business Strategy. Boston u.a.O.: McGraw-Hill.

Pride, W.M./ Hughes, R.J./ Kapoor, J.A. (2010): Introduction to Business, 10th edition, South-Western Cengage Learning, London

Lecturers

  • Caterina De Petris
  • Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Frank Wätzold

Hours per week

4.0

Module

Business Administration (41107)

240907 in HIS

Prüfung Environmental and Resource Economics (240909)

Appointment

So 01:00 - 02:30, Einzel , at 27.12.2015

Study path

Environmental and Resource Management Bachelor (3. ) / Examination regulations 2015 / Modul 41206 Pflicht

Course content

Course concept

 

The course is divided into 14 main parts or topics (including one part for revision and exam). Usually, one topic will cover one week, but some topics are a bit longer than 2h. Usually, we will present relevant knowledge about the topic which we will then discuss. Your participation in the discussion is very much appreciated.

 

Topics

 

1. Introduction

Introduction to the course – a brief history of (environmental) economic thought

 

2. Pigouvian taxes and Coase theorem

Market failure through externalities – Pigouvian taxes – remedying market failure through bargaining? Coase theorem

 

3. Evaluation of environmental policy instruments

Standards, taxes and tradable permits – evaluation criteria for policy instruments

 

4. EU CO2-emissions trading

Scheme overview - implementation in Germany

 

5. Stern-Review on Climate Change

Background – costs and benefits of mitigating climate change – criticism of Stern Review

 

6. International Environmental Negotiations

Kyoto protocoll - game theory as a means for analysis

 

7. Extension of environmental policy instruments I

Labelling – environmental management systems – voluntary agreements

 

8. Extension of environmental policy instruments II

Monopoly and environmental policy – asymmetric information

 

9. Extension of environmental policy instruments III

Is there a double dividend? – Feed-in-tariffs – environmentally harmful subsidies

 

10. Risk regulation

Different types of liability – liability and/or regulation? – insurance – moral hazard

 

 

11. Economics of renewable resources

Bio-economic modelling – optimal harvesting – common pool problems – proposed solutions to common pool problems

 

12. Economics of non-renewable resources

Hotelling-rule – optimal depletion of resources – private and social discount rates – is depletion of non-renewable resources a problem?

 

13. Revision and preparation for exam

 

14. Exam

 


Contact

 

Most importantly, if you have any questions do not hesitate to ask them! We will be available for you during our consultation times on Tuseday from 14.00-15.00 (Prof. Wätzold) in my office at Lg10/532g, on Thursday from 14.00-15.00 (O. Schöttker) in office LG10/533k or after the lesson.

 

Leistungsnachweis:

In order to get your credit points you have to pass a written exam at the end of the course. The reason is that you should learn and remember concepts from environmental economics. We will give you a few exam questions for each course topic. The exam at the end will contain a selection of these questions. You will be able to choose between the questions in the exam to a limited extent. The challenge is that you have to remember a lot of knowledge for the exam. Ideally, you should sit down after each lesson, answer the questions and revise everything a couple of days before the exam.

Lehrmethoden und Lernziele:

This course will introduce you to the broad field of environmental economics with a particular focus on the economic analysis of environmental policy instrument. At the end of the course, we will also briefly touch upon resource economics. The course will cover theoretical analysis but we will also show how to apply this to selected problems. We hope the course will excite you about environmental economics and encourage you to learn more about it.

Literature

We will provide you with detailed literature for each course topic. The environmental economics part in the library contains a good selection of books on various topics. There is also a ‘Semesterapparat’ for the course which contains a selection of books which are important for the course, e.g.:

 

Edwards-Jones, G., Davies, B., Hussain, S. (2000): Ecological Economics: An introduction, Blackwell Science Ltd., Oxford.

 

Hanley, N., Shogren, J., White, B. (2007): Environmental Economics in Theory and Practice.

 

Kolstad, C. (2000): Environmental Economics, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

 

Sterner, T. (2002): Policy Instruments for Environmental and Resource Management, RFF-Press, Washington D.C.

 

For those who are able to read German we also recommend

 

Endres, A. (2007): Umweltökonomie, 3. Auflage, Kohlhammer, Stuttgart.

 

Feess, E. (2007): Umweltökonomie und Umweltpolitik, 3. Auflage, Vahlen, München.

Lecturers

  • Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Frank Wätzold
  • Caterina De Petris

Hours per week

2.0

Module

Economic and Social Instruments of Environmental and Resource Management (41206)

240909 in HIS

Vorlesung/Übung Economics (240910)

Appointments

  • Di 15:30 - 17:00, A/B  week , 12.04.2022 to 19.07.2022 , ZHG / Hörsaal A, ZHG , 14.06.2022: 240910 VL findet im LG 1A HS 2 statt
  • Di 15:30 - 17:00, Einzel , at 14.06.2022 , LG 1A / Hörsaal 2, LG 1A
  • Do 13:45 - 15:15, A/B  week , 14.04.2022 to 21.07.2022 , ZHG / Hörsaal A, ZHG , 07.07.2022: VL findet im ZHG Audimax 2 statt.
  • Do 13:45 - 15:15, Einzel , at 19.05.2022 , ZHG / Hörsaal B, ZHG
  • Do 13:45 - 15:15, Einzel , at 12.05.2022 , LG 1A / Raum 304 (Hörsaal), LG1A
  • Do 13:45 - 15:15, Einzel , at 07.07.2022 , ZHG / Audimax 2, ZHG

Study paths

  • fachübergreifend
  • Environmental and Resource Management Bachelor (2. ) / Examination regulations 2005 / Modul 41105 Pflicht
  • Environmental and Resource Management Bachelor (2. ) / Examination regulations 2015 / Modul 41105 Pflicht

Course content

Preliminary Course Content:
- Market forces of demand and supply
- Markets welfare and government intervention
- Market failure and public policies
- Costs of production and firms in competitive markets, monopoly and oligopoly
- Economics of labour markets
- Macroeconomics and macroeconomic policy
- Stimulating economic growth in the long and short run
- Unemployment and inflation
- Money and monetary policy
- Fiscal policy
- International trade and comparative advantage
- Exchange rates and the macro economy


The course is splitted into apprx. 14-15 lectures which cover above topics. Basicly, the course covers aa wide range of economic basics and is intended to bring you a bit closer towards economic concepts and thinking.

Each topic will cover approx. one week (two lessons) and will usually be divided into two parts. In the first part, I will present relevant knowledge about the topic. In the second part there will be a presentation from your side.

In order to get the credit points, a written exam (50% of the final grade) and either a presentation + handot or an essay (50%) have to be passed. (The relevant topics for the presentations and the essays will be published in the first lecture.)


Voraussetzung: none


Leistungsnachweis:

Written Exam of 90 minutes (50%), Presentation + hand-out or essay (50%).


Lernziele:

The course will introduce students to economic thinking and how economics is applied to solve policy problems from various areas.

Literature

Baumol, W.J., Blinder, A.S. (2003) Economics: Principles and Policies, 9th edition, Thomson South-Western, Mason/Ohio.

Mankiw, G.N., Taylor, M.P. (2006) Economics, Thomson South-Western, Mason/Ohio

Lecturers

  • Charlotte Gerling
  • Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Frank Wätzold

Hours per week

4.0

Module

Economics (41105)

240910 in HIS

Vorlesung/Seminar Ecological-Economic Modelling for Biodiversity Conservation (240911)

Appointments

  • Fr 09:30 - 16:00, Einzel , at 22.04.2022 , LB 4B / B3.22
  • Fr 09:30 - 16:00, Einzel , at 03.06.2022 , LB 4B / B3.22
  • Fr 09:30 - 16:00, Einzel , at 06.05.2022 , LB 4B / B3.22
  • Fr 09:30 - 16:00, Einzel , at 20.05.2022 , LB 4B / B3.22
  • Fr 09:30 - 16:00, Einzel , at 13.05.2022 , LB 4B / B3.22
  • Fr 09:30 - 16:00, Einzel , at 27.05.2022 , LB 4B / B3.22

Study paths

  • Environmental and Resource Management Master (1. - 4. ) / Examination regulations 2006 / Ergänzungsmodul
  • Environmental and Resource Management Master (1. - 4. ) / Examination regulations 2011 / Ergänzungsmodul
  • Bauingenieurwesen Master (1. - 4. ) / Examination regulations 2014
  • Klimagerechtes Bauen Master (1. - 4. )

Course content

Please refer to the module description for course content.

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Frank Wätzold

Hours per week

4.0

Module

Ecological-Economic Modelling for Biodiversity Conservation (11693)

240911 in HIS

Prüfung Economics of land and biodiversity conservation management (240912)

Appointment

So 01:00 - 02:30, Einzel , at 27.12.2015

Study paths

  • Landnutzung und Wasserbewirtschaftung Master (1. ) / Examination regulations 2018 / Wahlpflicht
  • Landnutzung und Wasserbewirtschaftung Master (1. - 3. ) / Examination regulations 2011 / Modul 41427 Wahlpflicht
  • Environmental and Resource Management Master (1. - 3. ) / Examination regulations 2011 / Modul 41427 Wahlpflicht

Course content

  • optimal spatial allocation of land use
  • policy instruments for sustainable land use (PES, conservation banking)
  • institutions and governance structures, common pool resources
  • REDD (reducing emissions from deforestation and degradation)

Voraussetzung:
Basic economic knowledge recommended!

Leistungsnachweis:
A written exam in the middle of the term and a short written summary and an oral presentation of a scientific paper in class.

Lehrmethoden und Lernziele:
Student shall

  • acquire knowledge about the economic analysis of sustainable land use and biodiversity conservation
  • get acquainted with an economic analysis of related policy instruments
  • be able to discuss related issues on a scientific level
  • be able to read scientific papers and discuss them critically

Literature

To be announced in class

Lecturers

  • Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Frank Wätzold
  • Caterina De Petris

Module

Economics of Land Use and Biodiversity Conservation (41427)

240912 in HIS

Prüfung Einführung in die Ökonomik der Landnutzung und Wasserbewirtschaftung (240959)

Appointment

So 01:00 - 02:30, Einzel , at 27.12.2015

Study paths

  • Landnutzung und Wasserbewirtschaftung Bachelor (3. ) / Examination regulations 2017 / Pflicht
  • Landnutzung und Wasserbewirtschaftung Bachelor (3. ) / Examination regulations 2011 / Pflicht

Course content

• Einführung in die Ökonomik
• Märkte und Effizienz
• Gründe für Marktversagen
• Wohlstandmessung und Umweltqualität
• Coase-Theorem und Verfügungsrechte im Gewässerschutz
• Umweltpolitische Instrumente einer nachhaltigen Landnutzung
• Ökonomische Aspekte des Gewässermanagements
• Einführung in die monetäre Bewertung von Umweltschäden und die Kosten-Nutzen-Analyse

Aufwand

  • Vorlesung / 4 SWS
  • Selbststudium / 120 Stunden

Leistungsnachweis:
Schriftliche Prüfung (90 min.)

Lehrmethoden und Lernziele:
Die Studierenden sollen
• die Grundlagen des (mikro)ökonomischen Denkens erlernen,
• umweltpolitische Instrumente aus ökonomischer Perspektive analysieren können und
• ausgewählte Landnutzungskonflikte aus ökonomischer Sicht bewerten können. 

Lecturers

  • Nonka Markova-Nenova
  • Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Frank Wätzold

Module

Einführung in die Ökonomik der Landnutzung und Wasserbewirtschaftung (11143)

240959 in HIS

Prüfung Economics (240960)

Appointments

  • Di 10:30 - 12:00, Einzel , at 26.07.2022 , GH / Großer Hörsaal , Die Studierenden haben die Möglichkeit, einen Prüfungstermin aus den beiden angebotenen Terminen zu wählen.
  • Di 13:30 - 15:00, Einzel , at 06.09.2022 , GH / Großer Hörsaal

Study paths

  • fachübergreifend
  • Environmental and Resource Management Bachelor (2. ) / Examination regulations 2005 / Modul 41105 Pflicht
  • Environmental and Resource Management Bachelor (2. ) / Examination regulations 2015 / Modul 41105 Pflicht

Course content

Market forces of demand and supply Markets, welfare and government intervention
Market failure and public policies
Costs of production and firms in competitive markets
Monopoly and oligopoly
Economics of labour markets
Macroeconomics and macroeconomic policy
Stimulating economic growth in the long and short run
Unemployment and inflation
Money and monetary policy
Fiscal policy
International trade and comparative advantage
Exchange rates and the macro economy

Voraussetzung: none

Leistungsnachweis: Written Exam of 90 minutes (50%), Presentation and hand-out or essay (50%).

Lernziele:
The course will introduce students to economic thinking and how economics is applied to solve policy problems from various areas.

Literature

Baumol, W.J., Blinder, A.S. (2003) Economics: Principles and Policies, 9th edition, Thomson South-Western, Mason/Ohio.

Mankiw, G.N., Taylor, M.P. (2006) Economics, Thomson South-Western, Mason/Ohio

Lecturers

  • Charlotte Gerling
  • Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Frank Wätzold

Module

Economics (41105)

240960 in HIS

Prüfung Business administration (240963)

Appointments

  • Di 10:30 - 12:00, Einzel , at 06.09.2022 , GH / Großer Hörsaal
  • Di 13:30 - 15:00, Einzel , at 26.07.2022 , GH / Großer Hörsaal , Die Prüfung findet online statt.

Study paths

  • Environmental and Resource Management Bachelor (4. ) / Examination regulations 2005 / Modul 41107 Pflicht
  • Process Engineering and Plant Design Master / Examination regulations 2005 / Modul 41107
  • Environmental and Resource Management Bachelor (4. ) / Examination regulations 2015 / Modul 41107 Pflicht

Course content

Lecture:

Motives and functions of a business

Business ethics and social responsibility

Assessing economic conditions

Starting a new business

Business planning

Managing effectively

Organizational structure

Improving productivity and quality

Hiring, training, motivating, and evaluating employees

Creating, pricing and promoting products

Distributing products

Accounting and financing

Expanding business abroad

Seminar:

Finance, evaluation and decision making;

Creating a business plan

 

Voraussetzung: none

Leistungsnachweis:

Written Exam of 90 minutes for the lecture (50%), written paper (25%) and presentation (25%) for the seminar.

Lernziele:

To understand the various aspects of how to establish and run a business, to get to know selected management concepts and to get acquainted with decision-making tools in business and how to use them.

 

Literature

Madura, J. (2007): Introduction to Business, Thompson South-Western, 4th edition, Mason, USA.

Baye, M.R. (2003): Managerial Economics and Business Strategy. Boston u.a.O.: McGraw-Hill.

Pride, W.M./ Hughes, R.J./ Kapoor, J.A. (2010): Introduction to Business, 10th edition, South-Western Cengage Learning, London

Lecturer

Caterina De Petris

Module

Business Administration (41107)

240963 in HIS