Teaching – Current courses


  • E599 Empirical Environmental Economics – Fall 2022

    Instructor(s): Prof. Kathrine von Graevenitz, Ph.D.

    This seminar covers recent empirical research in Environmental Economics. The reading list for the class focuses on a particular research topic in environmental economics: air pollution control. Each student will present a paper chosen from the list to the class and write a report critiquing another paper from the list. Emphasis will be on identifying the central questions addressed in the paper, evaluating the methodology and data, and making suggestions for improvements and extensions.

    The seminar is targeted at graduate students in the Master´s program. To register you must have completed E601, E603 (or equivalent). The course language will be English.

  • E5113 Optimal Corrective Taxation – Fall 2022

    Block seminar for MSc students. The language of instruction is English.

    Instructor(s): Dr. Andreas Gerster

  • Markets and the Environment – Spring 2023

    Instructor(s): N.N.

    This course introduces advanced undergraduate students in economics to the field of environmental and natural resource economics. It presents the theory of optimal management of renewable and non-renewable resources and introduces the students to different forms of environmental regulation, giving particular regard to market based instruments such as tradeable pollution rights. Different concepts for the valuation of non-market amenities such as environmental quality are presented, including hedonic pricing, travel cost methods and contingent valuation. Their use is exemplified with an introduction to environmental cost-benefit analysis. Finally, the course touches on issues associated with the regulation of transboundary pollution.

    The language of instruction is English.

  • E5035 Environmental Economics – Spring 2023

    Instructor(s): Dr. Andreas Gerster

    This course is an introduction to the field of environmental economics at the graduate level. The first part of the course presents the economic theory of environmental policy. Based on the theory of externalities, a broad range of instruments for environmental policy will be analyzed from an economic point-of-view. The second part of the course deals with empirical methods for the valuation of environmental quality, which is required for cost-benefit-analysis and in the implementation of environmental policies.  The third part of the course is dedicated to the economic analysis of international environmental problems.

  • E8048 Environmental cost benefit analysis and behavioral environmental economics – Spring 2023

    Lecture for 2nd-year PhD students

    Instructor(s): Kathrine von Graevenitz, Ph.D.

    The objective of this course is to introduce the main concepts and empirical tools used in environmental cost benefit analysis. The course will cover a range of current topics in environmental, energy, and climate policy. The basic structure of the course will involve presentation and discussion of papers that should be read in advance.

  • E8041 Environmental Economics Research Seminar

    Research seminar für 3rd and 4th year PhD students

    Instructor(s): Dr. Andreas Gerster

    In this seminar, internal and external speakers discuss their recent research in environmental economics. Students working on an empirical or theoretical project that is related to environmental economics are welcome to present. Please contact the instructor to set up a date.

  • E8004 PhD Reading Course in Environmental Economics

    Students read, present and discuss research papers on topics in environmental economics. 

    All year.

    Instructor(s): Dr. Andreas Gerster