SemesterFall Semester, 2019
DepartmentMA Program of Public Finance, First Year MA Program of Public Finance, Second Year
Course NameCircular Business Models
InstructorLIN CHI-ANG
Course TypeElective
Course Objective
Course Description
Course Schedule

Sep. 13 (Mid-Autumn Festival): No Class

Sep. 20: The Circular Economy

Sep. 27: Sustainable Development

Oct. 4: Corporate Sustainability

Oct. 11 (Double Ten Break): No Class

Oct. 18: Business Models

Oct. 25: Circular Business Models

Nov. 1: Natural Resource Management

Nov. 8: Waste Management

Nov. 15: One-Day Field Trip

Nov. 22 (Group Presentation Break): No Class

Nov. 29: Group Presentation A

Dec. 6: Distinguished Guest Lecture

Dec. 13: Group Presentation B

Dec. 20: Group Presentation C

Dec. 27: Group Presentation D

Jan. 3: Final In-Class Meeting

Teaching Methods
Teaching Assistant



Grades will be determined on the basis of the student's performance in relation to a) class attendance and participation, b) one individual assignment, c) one group presentation on reviewing a Circular Business Model (CBM), and d) one research report.

Class attendance and participation (10%)

Individual assignment (20%)

Group presentation (30%)

Final research report (40%)

Textbook & Reference


1. Boulding Kenneth E. Towards a New Economics: Critical Essays on Ecology Distribution and Other Themes. Aldershot Hants. England: Edward Elgar, 1992.

2. Brears. Robert C. Natutral Resource Management and the Circular Economy. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

3. Burger, Philippe. Sustainable Fiscal Policy and Economic Stability: Theory and Practice. Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar, 2003.

4. Clinch, J. Peter; Schlegelmilch, Kai; Sprenger, Rolf-Ulrich and Triebswetter, Ursula. (eds.) Greening the Budget: Budgetary Policies for Environmental Improvement. Northampton, Mass.: Edward Elgar, 2002.

5. De Angelis, Roberta.  Business Models in the Circular Economy: Concepts, Examples and Theory. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

6. Ferroni, Marco and Mody, Ashoka. (eds.) International Public Goods: Incentives, Measurement, and Financing. Norwell, Mass.: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.

7. Lin, Brian Chi-ang and Zheng, Siqi. (eds.) Environmental Economics and Sustainability. Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell, 2017.

8. Myrdal, Gunnar. (1974 Nobel Laureate in Economics) The Political Element in the Development of Economic Theory (with a New Introduction by Richard Swedberg). New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publishers, 1990.

9. Vickrey, William. (1914-1996, 1996 Nobel Laureate in Economics) Public Economics: Selected Papers by William Vickrey. Edited by R. Arnott, K. Arrow (1972 Nobel Laureate in Economics), A. Atkinson, and J. Drèze. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

10. Wissenburg, Marcel. Green Liberalism: The Free and the Green Society. London: UCL Press, 1998.

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