731319 Economics of externalities and social resources

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2020
Languages of instruction


- Introdcution in Paretian welfare economics in context of the general equilibrium theory
- Theory of external effects; social optimality; optimal pollution regulation; policies in attaining social optimality; analysis of multiple market failures; theory of second best.
- Economics of public goods; public goods and social optimality; private and social efficient prices for public goods; quasi-public goods.
- Methods for measuring external benefits and costs.
- Asymmetric information: adverse selection, signaling, moral hazards, incentive contracting.
- selected topics: waste economics, renewable energy economics, water economics, climate economics

Previous knowledge expected

Introduction in micro-economics and environmental and resource economics

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

basic and advanced knowledge in the contents of the course
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