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[Bachelor] Environmental and Behavioral Economics




The course provides an introduction into the fields of environmental and behavioral economics.
In the area of environmental economics, the following questions are addressed: What are significant environmental challenges of our time? Why do they exist, i.e. why does humanity act in ways that seem irrational from a societal point of view? How much environmental damage actually does make sense from a societal perspective, or should damage be avoided at all costs? What policy approaches can be used to address environmental challenges? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these? Are economic growth and globalized trade good or bad for the environment? What economic concepts of sustainability exist and what are essential approaches for a sustainability transformation?
In the field of behavioural economics, we extend the simplifying assumptions of neoclassical economics (so-called homo economicus) and take a more holistic view at human behavior at the interface with psychology. We focus on examples from the environmental sector. Questions addressed are: What factors determine human behavior? How can we be motivated to act in the interest of the common good (e.g. environmental protection)? What is the connection between environment and well-being?
In addition to video lectures with complementary Question-Answer sessions, there will be applied sessions picking up many examples from the current political debate, showing empirical evidence for theoretical concepts, inviting you to observe yourself and your own behaviour and to form your own qualified opinion on significant environmental topics and debates of our time. Homeworks and exercise sessions will permit testing and applying your new knowledge and practicing for the exam.
A detailed description of the event can soon be found in the 'Courseware' section here on StudIP. All online materials (schedule, bibliography, videos, slides, etc.) will also be organised there by the start of the course.

Weitere Angaben

Ort: 93/E44: Mo. 10:00 - 12:00 (14x) Do. 10:00 - 12:00 (12x), 93/E43: Fr. 14:00 - 16:00 (14x)
Zeiten: Mo. 10:00 - 12:00 (wöchentlich) - Exercise Session, Ort: 93/E44, Do. 10:00 - 12:00 (wöchentlich) - Applied Session, Ort: 93/E44, Fr. 14:00 - 16:00 (wöchentlich) - Online Question-Answer-Quiz Session, Ort: 93/E43
Erster Termin: Montag, 28.10.2024 10:00 - 12:00, Ort: 93/E44
Veranstaltungsart: Vorlesung und Seminar (Offizielle Lehrveranstaltungen)


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