Empirical Environmental Economics (Master’s)

    • Instructor: Prof. Dr. Mario Liebensteiner
    • Winter term
    • Master’s level (Economics, Business Studies, Scocioeconomics, etc.)
    • Language: English
    • Lecture (2 SWS) + Exercise (1 SWS) – 5 ECTS

    This module provides an introduction to focal issues of environmental economics with a particular focus on empirical investigations. The module sets out to make students familiar with state-of-the-art econometric research methods in environmental economics. Key issues will be carbon emissions from the energy and transportation sectors, carbon pricing, integration and subsidization of renewable energies, and the effectiveness of different climate policies.

    • Students get to know fundamental problems of environmental economics (e.g. problems of air pollution from burning fossil fuels, integration of renewable energy sources, and effective policy making)
    • Students get to know recent econometric approaches to identifying the effects of environmental policies.
    • Students will carry out a hands-on analysis of an environmental problem using real-world data and statistical software (STATA).


    Module compatibitity:

    • Master Arbeitsmarkt und Personal: Wahlbereich
    • Master Economics: Elective compulsory subjects
    • Master FACT: Interdisciplinary module group
    • Master International Business Studies: Area Studies
    • Master Management: Vertiefungsbereich
    • Master Socioeconomics: freier Vertiefungsbereich
    • Master Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen: Allgemeines Wahlmodul


    Please register for this course at StudOn, where I will provide all course materials (videos, slides, literature).