Semester: Sommersemester 2014

2.12.042 Ecological Economics


  • Do., 19.06.2014, 12:00 - 14:00
  • Fr., 09.05.2014, 09:00 - 12:00
  • Fr., 16.05.2014, 09:00 - 12:00
  • Freitag: 10:00 - 12:00, wöchentlich


Ecological Economics is concerned with integrating the study and management of "nature's household" (ecology) and "humankind's household" (economics). This integration is central to many of humanity’s current problems and to building a sustainable future.

The aim of the module “Ecological Economics” is to introduce students to core concepts from the field of Ecological Economics. The module is structured into three parts. First, students will be introduced to the topic by two lectures on the specific vision and paradigms of Ecological Economics as distinguished from environmental & resource economics and on the history of ecological economics. Second, the students work out and discuss the core analytical concepts (carrying capacity, entropy, ecosystem services, substitutability of natural capital, time) as well as the core normative concepts (human behaviour, justice, efficiency) in Ecological Economics. The basis for discussion will be classical and current scientific papers. Third, the students will discuss and reflect certain policy implications following from Ecological Economics – including the steady state economy, the measurement of welfare and policy recommendations by the TEEB initiative.



  • wcm220 Selected Topics in Sustainability Economics and Management
  • wir919 Topics in Sustainability Economics and Management I


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