- Economics and sustainability: An uneasy marriage?
- Economic tools for decision makers
- Economics and climate change
- Economic growth alternatives
- Economics for sustainability
- Study guide
Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.
No special requirements
This intensive subject explores the interplay between economics and sustainability. Students will examine the explanatory power and policy impact of the dominant neoclassical economics paradigm in order to understand its benefits and limitations in relation to sustainability. The subject provides an overview of economic tools and techniques for dealing with sustainability problems and introduces alternative economic perspectives, which challenge economic orthodoxy.
- Assignment 1 - Final Exam (40%)
- Assignment 2 - Written Assignment (50%)
- Assignment 3 - Online Participation (10%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject