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University of Basel

Business and Economics

Sustainability Research in Business and Economics

Prof. Dr. Beat Hintermann, Public Economics / Public Finance

The subject of public economics/public finance is the definition and scope of government policy in a mixed market economy.  An important part of this field is the correction of market failure, for example, in the context of environmental pollution that is not reflected in competitive market prices.  The public economics solution approach explicitly incorporates economic, environmental and social criteria and is thus directly related to the Brundtland definition of sustainable development. More

Prof. Dr. Frank C. Krysiak, Environmental Economics

The research of Environmental Economics is concentrated mainly on gaining basic insight into the goals and effects from environmental politics. Currently, the analysis of long-term effects from environmental, energy and climate policies are at the center of the research as well as question within the context of sustainable development More

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