Irmi Seidl: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2020
|Name|| Prof. Dr. Irmi Seidl|
(Professor Universität Zürich (UZH))
8903 Birmensdorf ZH
|Telephone||044 739 23 24|
|Fax||044 739 25 88|
|Department||Environmental Systems Science|
|701-0758-00L||Ecological Economics: Introduction with Focus on Growth Critics||2 credits||2V||I. Seidl|
|Abstract||Students become acquainted with the basics / central questions / analyses of Ecological Economics. Thereby, central will be the topic of economic growth. What are the positions of Ecological Economics in this regard? What are the theories and concepts to found this position in general and in particular economic areas (e.g. resource consumption, efficiency, consumption, labour market, enterprises)?|
|Objective||Become acquainted with basics and central questions of Ecological Economics (EE): e.g. 'pre-analytic vision', field of discipline, development EE, contributions of involved disciplines such as ecology or political sciences, ecological-economic analysis of topics such as labour market, consumption, money. Critical analysis of growth and learning about approaches to reduce growth pressures.|
|Content||What is Ecological Economics|
Field of the discipline and basics
Resource consumption, its development and measurements
Measurement of economic activity and welfare
Economic growth, growth critics and post-growth society
Consumption, Money, Enterprises, labour market and growth pressures
Starting points for a post-growth society
|Lecture notes||No Script. Slides and texts will be provided beforehand.|
|Literature||Daly, H. E. / Farley, J. (2004). Ecological Economics. Principles and Applications. Washington, Island Press.|
Seidl, I. /Zahrnt A. (2010). Postwachstumsgesellschaft, Marburg, Metropolis.
Ausgewählte wissenschaftliche Artikel.
|Prerequisites / Notice||Participation in a lecture on environmental economics or otherwise basic knowledge of economics (e.g. A-Level)|
|701-0764-00L||Crtical Reflection Upon the Economic Growth Paradigm |
Number of participants limited to 25.
Target groups: Agricultural Sciences (BSc/MSc) and Environmental Sciences (BSc/MSc).
|1 credit||1S||I. Seidl|
|Abstract||In this seminar we will read and discuss about three scientific papers which thoroughly and critically deal with economic growth and environmental topics.|
|Objective||Enhanced knowledge on ecological economics, growth critics of ecological economics, energetical-material implications of growth, consumer criticism and growth-critical traditions of thought. Reading and reflection upon scientific textes.|
|Content||Growth theory, growth paradigm, growth criticism, energy, entropy, neoclassics versus ecological economics, consumer theories and consumerism.|
|Prerequisites / Notice||Participation in course 701-0758-00L Ecological Economics: basics and growth critisism (parallel oder former participation) or very good basic knowledge in ecological economics or environmental economicse|