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Veranstaltungstitel Finance and Philosophy: The Economics and the Design of Socially Just Climate Policies
Kennzeichen 50176
Veranstaltungsart Blockseminar
Fachgruppe Ökonomie (VWL)
Semester Sommer 2020
Dozent(en) Carsten Jung
Marco Meyer
Empfehlung(en) Studiensemester 4. Semester (P&E Bachelor)
Bereich(e) V3: Verzahnungsseminar I


The findings from climate economics are clear: transitioning the economy to limit global warming - to 2 degrees or less - is possible. For decades, economists have built detailed models of the economy that estimate what individual countries and individual sectors of the economy would have to do, to prevent global warming. They also include recommendations for what policies are needed to do so (eg carbon taxes or efficiency regulations). These 'blueprints' for the climate transition are called 'transition pathways', most prominently summarised in the IPCC's WG 3 report.

In this seminar we will, first, understand the various transition scenarios and their core underlying assumptions (such as technology availability, growth, and consumption patterns). Second, given that clear plans for the transition exists, we will try to understand the deeper political economy causes of why countries are not implementing them. One core aspect of this will be to analyse the distribute impacts of policies.  That is: who are the economic winners and losers of climate policies? Third, we will discuss how to transition scenarios can be designed in a socially just way, in a given country. This includes reflecting on the moral underpinnings of consumption and economic growth.


Application Deadline: Please apply by 28 Feb by filling in this form:

We will inform successful applicants by 5 March.

Erfordernisse zum Punkteerwerb

priority V3: 6 ECTS graded

also V4: 6 ECTS graded

also V (old PO): 2 (ungraded) or 8 (graded) ECTS

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von - bis Ort  
Fri. 22.05.2020 S 6 (GW II)
Sat. 23.05.2020 S 6 (GW II)
Sun. 24.05.2020 S 6 (GW II)