Oxford Winter School in Ecological Economics 2014
13-17 January 2014
- The Economic System and the Environment: Themes and Methods
- Ecological-Economic Modelling: Input-Output Analysis for Sustainability
- Multi-Criteria Decision Aid for Sustainable Development: Biodiversity & Renewable Energy
- Circular Economy: From Micro to Macro
- Assessing Progress Towards Sustainability: A Multidimensional Approach
- Sustainable Development Policy Instruments: Criteria of Success
- Sustainable Cities: Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Perspective
- Renewable Energy: Keys to Succes
- Ecological Consciousness: Values, Attitudes and Decision Making
- Simulations Game
The course is designed for multiple points of entry and could be helpful for PhD students, MSc students, government experts, representatives of international organizations and business. The course will give participants an opportunity to explore key methodologies for ecological-economic analysis and to apply these to various case studies.
The requirements for the course are the following:
- Each participant will be required to develop an independent or a collaborative project and present the preliminary results: methodology, data, key research questions, anticipated conclusion, including the sources of possible surprises, non-linearities and unpredictable behaviour (if any).
- Each participant will have to prepare a presentation about your background (brief) and project (in more detail) so that all the course participants could get acquainted with you and your work better. The presentation should take 15 min and will be given in the first day of the course.
- After your application is accepted and you have paid your course fees, you will receive reading materials. The pool of literature you will receive will include a wide spectrum of papers from the early history of ecological economics to the current trends. It will be compulsory to read one or two papers for each lecture and be ready to present them and discuss them from the point of view of the methodology, conclusions, and significance for ecological economics and sustainability analysis.
- The book 'Ecological Economics: Sustainability in Practice' (amazon link) is going to be the core text for the course and you are welcome to acquire a copy or borrow one from your library. The book is full of useful bibliography, charts, and it would make your course experience more fruitful