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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 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 and introduces alternative economic perspectives, which challenge neo-classical economics. 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.

Connection to Research and Practice
The content of this course is closely connected to research and current practices of economics for a sustainable society. This course will deeper students’ understanding of the complexity of sustainability where research is contently changing our knowledge and perception of the economic tradeoffs and ethical implication of social and environmental issues. Issues connected to sustainability are fundamental to all research areas of JIBS.
Students are trained throughout the course to view sustainability challenges from different perspectives where strengths and weaknesses are constantly discussed. Guest lecturers with real-world applications of economic tools to contribute to a sustainable society are invited to strengthen the students’ ability to bridge theory and practice. The assignments are connected to current trends in practical development and use of economic tools to address sustainability challenges in our society.


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

Previous and ongoing course occasions

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Autumn 2023: Oct 30 - Jan 14
Rate of Study
Anna Nordén
Course coordinator
Anna Nordén
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
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