T6-3 ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Course Information
TitleΟΙΚΟΝΟΜΙΚΗ ΤΗΣ ΒΙΩΣΙΜΗΣ ΑΝΑΠΤΥΞΗΣ / T6-3 ECONOMICS OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
CodeΘ6-3
FacultyEngineering
SchoolSchool of Spatial Planning and Development
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorDionysios Latinopoulos
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20002329

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Spatial Planning and Development (2010-today)

Registered students: 211
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course634

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600128365
Type of the Course
  • Background
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The main aim of this course is to familiarize students with the theory of environmental and sustainable development economics and to provide with the practical and theoretical skills necessary to analyze, compare and assess various environmental and sustainable development policies, measures and tools.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course consists of three parts: 1. Economic theory and the environment Introducing to the main economic theories and to their approach to environmental issues. Environment, natural resources and the circular flow diagram. Visions of the future (optimistic, pessimistic) Classical economists and environmental economics. Marxism on the environment. Welfare economics. Externalities and environmental cost: definitions and examples. Transferable permit systems. Coase theorem: efficient level of environmental protection and pollution. 2. Ecological theory and economics Introducing to the main ecological theories. Integrating economics and ecology. The economic theory on common property resources – tragedy of the commons. The limits to growth. 3. Sustainable development Definitions and frameworks for sustainability. Criteria for sustainability. Weak and strong sustainability. Environmental Kuznets Curves. Measuring sustainability and sustainable development indicators.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.4
Reading Assigment461.7
Written assigments210.8
Exams20.1
Total1084
Student Assessment
Description
75 % final exams, 25% homework assignment and presentations
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Δημαδάμα Ζ. (2008) “Οικονομία, Ανάπτυξη, Περιβάλλον. Θεωρητικές προσεγγίσεις και πολιτικές της αειφόρου ανάπτυξης”, Εκδόσεις Παπαζήσης, σελ. 331. 2. Μπίθας Κ. (2010) “Οικονομική Περιβάλλοντος και Φυσικών Πόρων”, Ερευνητικό Πανεπιστημιακό Ινστιτούτο Αστικού Περιβάλλοντος και Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού
Last Update
19-06-2018