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Economics for a Sustainable Society 7,5 Credits

Course Contents

The course Economics for a Sustainable Society explores the interplay between economics and sustainability. Students will examine economics approaches in order to understand its benefits and limitations in relation to sustainable development of society. This course provides the economic foundations for decision-making regarding wellbeing, environmental quality and natural resources. It provides an overview of economic tools and techniques for evaluating and working with sustainable development issues, especially in relation to regulation, and introduces wider economic perspectives in relation to mainstream approaches. The course places emphasis on how tools of economic analysis can be used to identify sources of social and environmental challenges and solutions to them, considering including:

• Economics and sustainable development, including sustainable development goals and targets; regulations, market success and failure with focus on public goods and externalities, cost-benefit analysis and non-market valuation
• Economics and climate change, including incentive-based policies for controlling pollution, and economic evaluation methods
• Economic evaluation and environmental policy instruments with an application on green public procurement
• Economic growth for a sustainable society and alternative measurements of GDP
• Circular economy, including social and green entrepreneurship

Prerequisites

General entry requirements 60 credits in Business Administration and/or Economics, with at least 30 credits in Business Administration with at least 15 credits in economics. Proof of English proficiency is required.

Level of Education: Undergraduate
Course code/Ladok code: JESN10
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School

Upcoming course occasions

Type of course
Program
Study type
Campus
Semester
Autumn 2020: Oct 26 - Jan 17
Rate of Study
50%
Language
English
Location
Jönköping
Time
Day
Number of places
0
Examiner
Fredrik Hansen
Course coordinator
Anna Nordén
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
12500kr
Syllabus
HTML  PDF
Application code
HJ-J0106

Content updated 2019-12-19

Content updated 2015-06-24
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