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Teaching - Former courses

    2019/2020

  • E599 Empirical Environmental Economics - Fall 2019

    Instructor(s): Dimitri Szerman, 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. The course will be held as a block seminar on November 23 and 24. Further information is given on the syllabus (shortly online).

  • Principles of Economics - Fall 2019

    Instructor(s): Prof. Ulrich Wagner, PhD, Steffen Habermalz, Ph.D.

    Coordination: Dr. Alexander Donges

    The language of instruction is German.

    Course description

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles of economic thinking, and to motivate the student to engage in further learning as well as applying the knowledge to other economic problems.

    Contents

    • Introduction: Some Principles of Economics; Tools of Economic Analysis
    • Supply and Demand I: How Markets Work
    • Supply and Demand II: Markets and Welfare
    • Economics of the Public Sector: Externalities, Collective Goods and the Necessity of State Intervention; the Design of the Tax System
    • Firm Behavior and the Organization of Industry
    • Economics of Labor Markets
    • Limits of Microeconomics

    Contact person: Alexander Donges (Coordination), E-Mail: donges@uni-mannheim.de, Tel. +49 621 181-3428, L7, 3-5, room S10

     

  • Energy, Environment and Development - Fall 2019

    Bachelor lecture and excercise

    Instructors: Dana Kassem, Ph.D., Vincenzo Mollisi, Ph.D.

    This course covers topics in energy and environmental economics with a special focus on developing countries. The overall goal of the course is to introduce advanced undergraduate students to the recent surge in research on environmental and energy economics as applied to developing countries.
     

  • Climate Change in Developing Countries: Impact and Adaptation - Fall 2019

    Bachelor block seminar

    Instructor: Dana Kassem, Ph.D.

  • E8004 PhD Reading Course in Environmental Economics

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

    All year.

  • Markets and the Environment - Spring 2020

    Instructor(s): Dimitri Szerman, Ph.D., Vincenzo Mollisi, Ph.D.

    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 2020

    Instructor(s): Dr. Andreas Gerster, Vincenzo Mollisi, Ph.D.

    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.

    2018/2019

  • E599 Empirical Environmental Economics - Fall 2018

    Instructor(s): Prof. Ulrich Wagner, 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. The course will be held as a block seminar on November 23 and 24. Further information is given on the syllabus.

    Syllabus

  • E8004 PhD Reading Course in Environmental Economics

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

    All year.

  • Markets and the Environment - Spring 2019

    Instructor(s): Prof. Ulrich Wagner, Ph.D., Dimitri Szerman

    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.

    The syllabus will be available soon.

     

  • Emissions trading in theory and practice - Block seminar - Spring 2019

    Instructor(s): Prof. Ulrich Wagner, Ph.D., Dr. Andreas Gerster

    Since environmental policies were first implemented in industrialized countries more than four decades ago, the initial “command-and-control” approach has given way to more decentralized,  price-based policies to regulate pollution emissions. A Pigouvian tax is a well-established such policy, but governments around the world are increasingly favoring “emissions trading” schemes, i.e. establishing a market where polluters can buy and sell emission permits.

    Drawing on theoretical, empirical and experimental research, this seminar analyzes a variety of economic, political and environmental aspects of this policy: Environmental effectiveness and economic costs, impacts on market structure and on international competitiveness, incentives for innovation in clean technologies, optimal design of permit allocation mechanisms and market stabilizing interventions, as well as behavioral aspects.

    Students will write a 10-page paper on a particular aspect and present their work in class.

    Syllabus

  • E5035 Environmental Economics - Spring 2019

    Instructor(s): Prof. Ulrich Wagner, Ph.D., 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.

    Syllabus

    2017/2018

  • E599 Empirical Environmental Economics - Graduate block seminar - Fall 2017

    Instructor(s): Prof. Ulrich Wagner, 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.The course will be held as a block seminar on Friday, November 10 and Saturday November 11. Further information is given on the syllabus.

     

    Syllabus

  • E8004 PhD Reading course in environmental economics

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

    All year.

  • E5035 Environmental Economics - Spring 2018

    Instructor(s): Prof. Ulrich Wagner, Ph.D.

    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.

    Syllabus

  • Markets and the Environment - Spring 2018

    Instructor(s): Prof. Ulrich Wagner, Ph.D., Dr. Wolfgang Habla

    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.

    Syllabus

  • Emissions trading in theory and practice - Block seminar - Spring 2018

    Instructor(s): Prof. Ulrich Wagner, Ph.D.

    Since environmental policies were first implemented in industrialized countries more than four decades ago, the initial “command-and-control” approach has given way to more decentralized,  price-based policies to regulate pollution emissions. A Pigouvian tax is a well-established such policy, but governments around the world are increasingly favoring “emissions trading” schemes, i.e. establishing a market where polluters can buy and sell emission permits.

    Drawing on theoretical, empirical and experimental research, this seminar analyzes a variety of economic, political and environmental aspects of this policy: Environmental effectiveness and economic costs, impacts on market structure and on international competitiveness, incentives for innovation in clean technologies, optimal design of permit allocation mechanisms and market stabilizing interventions, as well as behavioral aspects.

    Students will write a 10-page paper on a particular aspect and present their work in class.

    2016/2017

  • E599 Empirical Environmental Economics - Graduate block seminar - Fall 2016

    Instructor(s): Prof. Ulrich Wagner, Ph.D.

    This seminar covers recent empirical research in Environmental Economics. The reading list for the class will focus on a particular research topic in environmental economics, such as climate policy or 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.The course will be held as a block seminar on Friday, November 20 and Saturday November 21 in rooms t.b.a. A first organizational meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 15 at 12pm in room 410.

    Syllabus

  • Markets and the Environment - Spring 2017

    Instructor(s): Prof. Ulrich Wagner, Ph.D.

    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.

    Syllabus

  • Emissions trading in theory and practice - Block seminar - Spring 2017

    Instructor(s): Prof. Ulrich Wagner, Ph.D.

    Since environmental policies were first implemented in industrialized countries more than four decades ago, the initial “command-and-control” approach has given way to more decentralized,  price-based policies to regulate pollution emissions. A Pigouvian tax is a well-established such policy, but governments around the world are increasingly favoring “emissions trading” schemes, i.e. establishing a market where polluters can buy and sell emission permits.

    Drawing on theoretical, empirical and experimental research, this seminar analyzes a variety of economic, political and environmental aspects of this policy: Environmental effectiveness and economic costs, impacts on market structure and on international competitiveness, incentives for innovation in clean technologies, optimal design of permit allocation mechanisms and market stabilizing interventions, as well as behavioral aspects.

    Students will write a 10-page paper on a particular aspect and present their work in class.

    Syllabus

  • E8004 PhD Reading course in environmental economics - Spring 2017

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

     

    2015/2016

  • Principles of Economics: Microeconomics - Fall 2015

    Instructor(s): Prof. Ulrich Wagner, PhD

    Coordination: Dr. Alexander Donges

    The language of instruction is German.

    Course description

    This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles of economic thinking, and to motivate the student to engage in further learning as well as applying the knowledge to other economic problems.

    Contents

    • Introduction: Some Principles of Economics; Tools of Economic Analysis
    • Supply and Demand I: How Markets Work
    • Supply and Demand II: Markets and Welfare
    • Economics of the Public Sector: Externalities, Collective Goods and the Necessity of State Intervention; the Design of the Tax System
    • Firm Behavior and the Organization of Industry
    • Economics of Labor Markets
    • Limits of Microeconomics

    Contact person: Alexander Donges (Coordination), E-Mail: donges@uni-mannheim.de, Tel. +49 621 181-3428, L7, 3-5, room S10

     

  • E599 Empirical Environmental Economics - Graduate block seminar - Fall 2015

    Instructor(s): Prof. Ulrich Wagner, Ph.D.

    This seminar covers recent empirical research in Environmental Economics. The reading list for the class will focus on a particular research topic in environmental economics, such as climate policy or 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.The course will be held as a block seminar on Friday, November 20 and Saturday November 21 in rooms t.b.a. A first organizational meeting will take place on Tuesday, September 15 at 12pm in room 410.

     

    Syllabus

  • Markets and the Environment - Spring 2016

    Instructor(s): Prof. Ulrich Wagner, Ph.D.

    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.

    Syllabus

  • Emissions trading in theory and practice - Block seminar - Spring 2016

    Instructor(s): Prof. Ulrich Wagner, Ph.D.

    Since environmental policies were first implemented in industrialized countries more than four decades ago, the initial “command-and-control” approach has given way to more decentralized,  price-based policies to regulate pollution emissions. A Pigouvian tax is a well-established such policy, but governments around the world are increasingly favoring “emissions trading” schemes, i.e. establishing a market where polluters can buy and sell emission permits.

    Drawing on theoretical, empirical and experimental research, this seminar analyzes a variety of economic, political and environmental aspects of this policy: Environmental effectiveness and economic costs, impacts on market structure and on international competitiveness, incentives for innovation in clean technologies, optimal design of permit allocation mechanisms and market stabilizing interventions, as well as behavioral aspects.

    Students will write a 10-page paper on a particular aspect and present their work in class.

    Syllabus