[Geography and Geosciences] Economic Geography and Sustainability


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Course name Economic Geography and Sustainability
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Course code S103
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. R. Hassink
Faculty Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Examination office Examination Office Geography and Geosciences
Short summary Path  creation,  path  dependence  and  the  geography  of  renewable energy industries Diffusion of renewable energy technologies Diffusion of environmental standards The geography of sustainability transition The co-evolution of technologies and institutional structures Local and regional innovation systems and sustainability Regional economic resilience after shocks Learning region and sustainability Regional innovation policy and sustainability Entrepreneurship and sustainability Routines and sustainability

Information about study level

Study level Master
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Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

Evaluation Oral examination
Frequency Winter semester

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B2
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Information about requirements

Recommended requirements Basic knowledge in economics, innovation studies, economic geography and sustainability.

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Course Content Knowledge of the main theoretical notes of evolutionary economic geography (path creation, path dependence, lock-ins, co-evolution) in relation to sustainability transitions Knowledge of the impact of policy and institutional framework conditions on sustainability transitions Knowledge of mutually influencing impacts of different spatial scales (local, regional, national, global) on sustainability transitions
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