COURSE INFORMATION

COURSE NAME

Environmental Economics

Course Code

OI 619-1

Course Type

Must

Level of Course

Undergraduate

Year of Study

4

Term

Spring

ECTS Credits

5.5

Name of Instructor

Assoc. Prof. Eftichios Sartzetakis

E-mail

esartz@uom.gr

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, 10:00-12:00

In-Classroom Study

 

Out-of-Classroom Study

 

Objective of the Course

The course provides a general introduction to the field of
Environmental Economics and Management with emphasis in the relationship between Sustainable Development and Economics and examines various instruments for environmental policy and the role of the firm in the protection of environment.

Prerequisites

None

Course Contents

The following are the main topice covered in the course:

  • The relationship between economics and physical environment
  • Economics and sustainable development
  • Instruments of environmental policy
  • Environmental taxes and subsidies
  • Tradeable emission permits
  • Voluntary agreements
  • Information provision
  • Free trade and the environment
  • International environmental agreements
  • Greening the organization -corporation
  • Environmental policy - environmental management systems
  • Environmental accounting-reporting
  • Corporate social responsibility -stakeholder management
  • Sustainable resource-based theories of the firm

Recommended Readings

  • Pearce, D. W. and R. K. Turner (1990). Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment. New York, Harvester Wheatsheaf.
  • Field, B. C. and Olewiler N.D. (1994). Environmental Economics: First Canadian Edition., McGraw Hill, Toronto.
  • Kahn James R. (1998). The Economic Approach to Environmental and Natural Resources, Second Edition, The Dryden Press, Toronto.

Teaching Methods

Lecture

Assesment Methods

40% Midterms, 20% Homeworks, 40% Final exams

Language of Instruction

English

Course Schedule

 

1. Week

The relationship between economics and physical environment

2. Week

Economics and sustainable development

3. Week

Instruments of environmental policy

4. Week

Environmental taxew and subsidies

5. Week

Tradeable emission permits

6. Week

Voluntary agreements

7. Week

Free trade and the environment

8. Week

International environmental agreements

9. Week

Greening the organization -corporation

10.Week

Environmental policy - environmental management systems

11.Week

Environmental accounting-reporting

12.Week

Corporate social responsibility -stakeholder management