Module 07-202-2206

Environmental and Biodiversity Economics

Lecture and Tutorial (Thursdays 9-11 and 15-17, via zoom)

Block Seminar (May 7/8 and May 28/29, 2021)

Master Programs
  • Volkswirtschaftslehre (Economics)
  • Joint International Master Programme in Sustainable Development
  • Sustainability Management


• Environmental Economic theory of externalities and common pool resources

• Economic valuation of environmental goods and services

• Analysis of environmental policy instruments in general and partial equilibrium

• Environmental policy instruments under uncertainty and imperfect information

• Concepts of measuring and valuing biodiversity

• Environmental economic policy approaches for biodiversity conservation


Basic knowledge in Advanced Microeconomics is strongly recommended


Phaneuf und Requate (2016). A Course in Environmental Economics: Theory, Policy, and Practice, Cambridge University Press

Futher literature will be announced in the course


Written exam, 90 min