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Lecture and Seminar Materials


WEEK 1

TOPICS AND LECTURE SLIDES

Topic 1: Economic Development and Growth  
Topic 2: Economic Growth  
Topic 3: Natural Resources  
Topic 4: Conflict  

JOURNALS

Repression or Civil War?  

Saving, Capital Accumulation and Output  

Beyond Greed and Grievance: Feasibility and Civil War  

The Conflict Trap Ch.2  

The Conflict Trap Ch.3  

Economic Development  

Economic Growth  

The Logic of Political Violence  

What Have We Learned about the Resource Curse?  

SEMINARS

Seminar 1

Seminar 2

Seminar 3

Seminar 4


WEEK 2

TOPICS AND LECTURE SLIDES


Introduction  

Poverty Traps and Credit Markets  

Financial Inclusion: Drivers and real effects  

Microfinance: Is it time to write off loan groups?  

Microcredit: Neither miracle nor mirage  

Socially Disadvantaged Groups and Microfinance in India  

Health and Nutrition  

Universal childcare family background  

Education  

Behavioural Poverty Traps  

Insurance and Social Networks  


WEEK 3

TOPICS AND LECTURE SLIDES

(slides will be uploaded before the corresponding lectures)

Topic 1: Insights from environmental economics (2h)

a) What is environmental economics?

b) The value of environmental goods and services

c) Bans, green taxes, trading schemes… can economic instruments protect the environment?

SEMINAR 1: The Tragedy of the Commons (see link to materials in the slide)

 

Topic 2: Global environmental politics (3h lecture + 1h seminar)

a) Introduction: strategic interactions and central dilemmas in environmental politics and economics

b) Historical overview: problems, actors, institutions (states, firms, NGOs)

c) Environmental summits and multilateral regimes

d) North vs south views and discourses on environmental protection: political and economic aspects.

SEMINAR 2: Topics in Environmental Politics (Group work): China, the US, North-South Challenges, do we really need environmental conferences?

 

Topic 3: Case studies: climate change (3h) and circular economy (1h)

a) The economics of climate change. Social and economic impact

b) Science and international cooperation.

c) EU -ETS

c) Circular economy


JOURNALS

Day # 1

*How economists see the environment

*Valuing the environment

Economic growth and sustainable development

*Balancing economic and ecological goals

To tax or not to tax? Alternative approaches to slowing global warming

Environmental accountability in the US economy

Day # 2

*Do we need more global sustainability conferences? (seminar)

*The emergence of global environmental politics

Actors in the environmental arena

*Changing North-South challenges in global environmental politics (seminar)

As China goes, so goes the planet (seminar)

US environmental politics under Obama (seminar)

US environmental politics under Trump (seminar)

 

Day # 3

*Social and economic impacts of climate change

*Climate change science, international cooperation and global environmental politics

Fast-growing countries and adaptation (chapter 17)

Economics of adaptation in low-income countries (chapter 18, same file as above)

Beijing after Kyoto? The EU in the new climate change negotiations

*Explainer: What is a circular economy?

Circular by design: Products in the circular economy (selected extracts)

* indicates the most important texts