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Environment, Markets and Politics

The course offers deepened insight into how political and economic processes and dynamics both give rise to, and contribute to solutions for environmental problems.

Specifically, the course focuses on questions of market failure and externalization problems, market equilibrium and efficiency, rational choice models of economic action, welfare theorems, democracy and environmental issues, environmental policy-making, the role of the state in environmental issues, as well as the relationship between economic growth and environmental impact in an historical perspective.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The teaching consists of lectures and seminars.


    The course is examined by a take-home examination.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • Contact

    Course responsible teacher
    Andreas Duit

    Student counsellor

    Student office