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
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID20002329

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mīchanikṓn CΗōrotaxías kai Anáptyxīs (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 216
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course634

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600161784
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
Upon successful completion of this course, students: - Will have a theoretical understanding of the main interactions between economic growth/development and the natural environment - will have been trained in the use of methods that are able to evaluate and/or "measure" sustainable development. - They will have developed 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
Lectures39
Reading Assigment46
Written assigments21
Exams2
Total108
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
13-11-2020