Coursebooks

Economic growth and sustainability I

HUM-471

Lecturer(s) :

Thalmann Philippe

Language:

English

Summary

This course examines growth from various angles: population growth, economic growth, growth in the use of resources, growing inequality, need for growth, limits to growth, sustainable growth. Although grounded in economics, it takes up elements from many other disciplines.

Content

Economic elements

Sustainable development

Economic growth

Demographic growth

Sustainability policy

Special topics

Keywords

Sustainable development, demography, economy, growth, environment

POLY-perspective :

https://www.epfl.ch/schools/cdh/cdhs-vision/

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra lectures, but active participation is expected. In-depth teaching and educational support.

Assessment methods

Intermediate exam (1/2 of grade) and final exam (1/2 of grade)

Supervision

Office hours No
Assistants Yes
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

Pretty, Jules (2013), "The Consumption of a Finite Planet: Well-Being, Convergence, Divergence and the Nascent Green Economy", Environmental and Resource Economics 55(4): 475-499 (made available on Moodle page of course)

Bartelmus, Peter (2008), Quantitative Economics. How Sustainable Are Our Economies?, Springer

Bonneuil, Christophe and Jean-Baptiste Fressoz (2013), L'Evénement Anthropocène. La Terre, l'Histoire et Nous, Seuil / (2016), The Shock of the Anthropocene, Verso, London

Faucheux, Sylvie, et Jean-François Noël (1995), Économie des Ressources Naturelles et de l'Environnement, Armand Colin, Paris

Jackson, Tim (2017), Prosperity Without Growth: Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow, Routledge

Strange, Tracey, et Anne Bayley (2008), Le Développement Durable. A la Croisée de l'Economie, de la Société et de l'Environnement, Les Essentiels de l'OCDE, Paris, France: Éditions OCDE / Sustainable Development: Linking Economy, Society, Environment; OECD Insights, Paris, France: OECD Publishing

Ressources en bibliothèque

Prerequisite for

HUM-470 Economic growth and sustainability II

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17  CM013  
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18-19  CM013  
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German