MAN 771 Seminar on Corporate Decarbonization

This seminar examines and discusses the challenges and opportunities that companies face on their pathway towards net carbon emissions of zero. Such pathways hinge on the economic analysis of reducing corporate carbon emissions and the formulation of abatement strategies. Particular topics covered in this seminar include:

  1. Climate-Tech Innovation
  2. Corporate Decarbonization Strategies
  3. Corporate Carbon Accounting and Reporting
  4. Competitiveness of Clean Energy Technologies
  5. Emergence of Sustainable Transportation Services
  6. Pathways for Industrial Decarbonization
  7. Climate Risk in Finance and Investment

The analysis of these topics involves a review of the most current literature as well as the use of analytical and empirical research methods. As part of the seminar, participants will present and discuss the key findings of their analysis and write up their findings and conclusions in the form of a seminar paper. The seminar reflects the preparation for a master thesis at MISES.

Learning outcomes: Participants will get a better understanding of the main challenges and opportunities associated with the transition towards a decarbonized energy economy. They will also learn both theoretical economic concepts central to this transition as well as recent practical developments and tools. In addition, the participants will improve their skill in writing a coherent state-of-the-art seminar paper.

Form of assessment: Written seminar thesis (70%) and in-class presentation (30%)

Credits: 6 ECTS

Lecturers: Amadeus Bach, Gunther Glenk, Stefan Reichelstein

Course structure:




Kick-offSeptember 12th17:15 – 18:45O 148
PresentationsNovember 2nd13:45 – 18:45EO 188 and EO 256
Final SubmissionsNovember 9th  

Application period: until August 28th
To apply for the seminar, please fill out this form and send your CV and transcript of records as one PDF to Yvonne Münch.

Announcement of results: August 30th

Acceptance of offer: August 31th

Kick-off: September 12th 2023

Submission of topic preferences: September 13th 2023

Working period, meetings with supervisor upon request: September 14th  to November 9th 2023

Presentations: November 2nd 2023

Submission of a seminar paper: November 9th 2023

If you have any questions, please contact Yvonne Münch.