Welcome to the Chair of Environmental and Resource Economics!

Do we need a price on CO2 and how high should it be? Can we monetarily assess environmental quality and should we do this? Why do climate negotiations fail? How does emissions trading work? Will we soon run out of fossil fuels, and is that a problem? What can be done to combat overfishing in the world's oceans? What role does the market play in solving environmental problems and what role should the state play?


In teaching, we offer a variety of lectures and seminars on these and similar issues. In these courses, students learn to analyze environmental problems using advanced microeconomic methods and to come up with rational solutions.


A particular focus of our research activities is the economics of climate change. Due to numerous uncertainties, the long-term impacts of greenhouse gases and the global nature of causes and effects, this research area poses many challenges both for the further development of the theory and for the formulation of practical policy conclusions.

Note: Except for the seminar for Erasmus-students, all courses offered by the chair are in German language.

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April 15, 2020

Dates for post-exam review and information about lessons

Please inform yourself about the current status of Covid-19 and the measures at the university! The post-exam review dates for the winter semester 2019/2020 will be postponed. All courses of the Chair of Professor Michaelis (including the repetitive exercises on Mikroökonomik I) will take place in the summer semester and will initially start digitally. Please register on Digicampus for the events you want to attend. As soon as more information about the courses are available, we will inform you appropriately and just in time. You can find an overview of the faculty's complete range of courses in the summer semester 2020 by clicking on the heading.

May 12, 2020

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Chair holder

Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
  • Phone: +49 821 598 - 4057/-4058
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  • Room 1334 (Building J)

Contact Information



Universität Augsburg
Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl für Umwelt- und Ressourcenökonomie
Gebäude J, Raum 1333 (Sekretariat)
Universitätsstr. 16
86159 Augsburg

Phone: +49 821 598 -4058 (Sekretariat)

Fax: +49 821 598 -4217

E-Mail: (Sekretariat)


Building: J

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