Courses Master Display 2023-2024

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Course title Case Studies of Sustainability Problems
Course code EBC4272
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
4 5-2-2024 28-3-2024 X X
Level Intermediate/Advanced
Coordinator Tania Treibich, Jona Linde
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Language of instruction English
* Identify similarities and differences across countries in terms of threats to resilience and sustainability
* Combine economic theory and empirical methods to develop public policy advice about climate change, financial stability and public health
* Explicate moral trade-offs involved in managing climate change, financial stability and public health
* Apply data skills to assess and develop policies in the areas of climate change, financial stability and public health
* Critically evaluate theories and policies in light of the local context and practical limitations
In this course, we focus on three extremely important real-world cases pertaining to the causes and consequences of problems of sustainability and resilience: i) climate change and natural hazards, ii) management of the global commons and iii) financial system fragility. In the first part of the course, each of the three cases is introduced using external experts as well as relevant literature. In the second part, students will work in teams on a research project in one of these areas. Depending on the project, they need to choose the appropriate empirical strategy and methods for the analysis.
Academic articles and policy reports
Exchange students need to have obtained a Bachelor degree in Economics. Students are expected to understand the key basic concepts from microeconomics and data analysis, as is taught in typical bachelor in economics programs. Analytical skills, understanding of excel, and an advanced level of English are required.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Papers / Groupwork / Research
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Final Paper / Assignment / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Master Economics - Inequality and Social Inclusion Elective Course(s)
Master Economics - Sustainable and Resilient Economies Core Course(s)
Master Economics - Technology, Markets, and Societal Change Elective Course(s)
Master Economics and Strategy in Emerging Markets Elective Course(s)
Master Human Decision Science Elective Course(s)
SBE Exchange Master Master Exchange Courses