SemesterSpring Semester, 2020
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

(Subject to change)

Feb. 21: The Circular Economy

Feb. 28: No Class (National Holiday) 

Mar. 6: Sustainable Development

Mar. 13: Corporate Sustainability

Mar. 20: Business Models

Mar. 27: Circular Business Models

Apr. 3: No Class (National Holiday) 

Apr. 10: Natural Resource Management

Apr. 17: Waste Management

Apr. 24: One-Day Field Trip

May 1: Industrial Ecology

Nay 8: Group Presentation A

May 15: Distinguished Guest Lecture

May 22: Group Presentation B

May 29: Group Presentation C

Jun. 5: Group Presentation D

Jun. 12: 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. Johnson, Mark W. Reinvent Your Business Model: How to Seize the Whit Space for Transformative Growth. Harvard Businees Review Press, 2018.

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

9. Osterwalder, Alexander and Pigneur, Yves. Business Model Generation : A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley, 2010.

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

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