During this course we will observe the linear economy and the current state of it. We will try to identify the externalities of this economy that have influences on the world around us.
After looking at the status quo, we will study transition theory and will try to tackle some of the problems that currently exist in our economical system. The circular economy is one of the solutions that were presented to solve the problems in the linear economy. We will study this solution, its benefits and its flaws in detail. We will also study other proposed solutions (such as dougnut economics and the biobased economy) and will identify the differences between them. After that we will look at the changes that both governments and companies will need to make in order to make the shift towards a circular economy. The students will analyse specific cases individually as well as in a group assignment.
This elective course is part of the minor Sustainability and Economics. In addition to students taking the minor, this course is also accessible for other UvA students.
At the end of the course the student can:
Dhr. T.L. Bulters MSc
Lectures, seminars, presentation/symposium, self-study / working independently on a project
|Type of examination||Weighting||Resit possible||Minimum grade|
Recommended prior knowledge
Study material will be published on Canvas.
Number of participants
100 students maximum. First come first serve.
UvA-students can register themselves from 9 June (look for code 5512CIEC6Y in SIS) until a week before the start of the course. If you have any trouble while registering please contact: Keuzeonderwijsfirstname.lastname@example.org
Other parties, such as contract students, UvA staff or students from other institutions, interested can register from 9 June, through the registration form.
Other parties, such as contract students and UvA staff can only take part as auditor (toehoorder) and do not take part in the exam(s).
|Language of instruction||English|