Course: Economy of the Environment

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Course title Economy of the Environment
Course code KEE/EŽP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Ščerba Eduard, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1st Introduction, basic concepts and context, economics, environment. 2nd Economic instruments for sustainable development. 3rd Economic and environmental policy and its strategy. 4th Environmental economics, formation and development. 5th Economic categories and characteristics associated with environmental problems. 6th Methods used in the evaluation of environmental damage. 7th Methods of valuation of natural resources. 8th Micro and macro-economic tools overview. 9th Characteristics of the most important economic instruments in environmental care. 10th The nature of market-based economic instruments. 11th Use of economic tools to evaluate projects. 12th Overview of current resources to finance environmental projects. 13th The globalization of economy and trade.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Multimedia supported teaching, Students' portfolio, Seminar
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 3 hours per semester
  • Practical training (number of hours) - 39 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
Knowledge of the micro- and macroeconomic tools.
learning outcomes
Students are able to apply acquired knowledge and information for the creation and economic and environmental evaluation of projects using micro and macroeconomic policy.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Multimedia supported teaching
Students' portfolio
assessment methods
Combined exam
Recommended literature
  • Moldan B. a kol. Ekonomie životního prostředí. Praha, 1999.
  • Šauer P. a kol. Základy ekonomiky životního prostředí. VŠE Praha, 1996.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Electrical Engineering Environmental Engineering (16) Special and interdisciplinary fields 2 Summer