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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 problems and introduces alternative economic perspectives, which challenge economic orthodoxy. 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, benefit-cost analysis and non-market valuation
• Economics and climate change, including incentive-based policies for controlling pollution, and economic aspects of environment such as renewable and non-renewable resources
• Economic growth for a sustainable society and alternative measurements of GDP
• Circular economy, including social and green entrepreneurship


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: JESN17
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business SchoolLast modified 2018-09-07 10:54:53