Philippe Thalmann

EPFL ENAC IA LEURE
BP 2137 (Bâtiment BP)
Station 16
CH-1015 Lausanne

Web site: Web site: https://leure.epfl.ch

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Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Environmental economics 
Climate economics 
Economics of sustainable development 
Housing economics 
Real estate economics 
Urban economics

Research

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Architecture

Design Together ENAC

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Architecture and Sciences of the City

Doctoral Program in Technology Management

Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Courses

Land, properties, housing

This MOOC-based course prepares to the analysis of the economic context of construction projects: land acquisition, land prices, property prices, housing prices (rental and owner-occ.), in an urban setting. At the end of the course, students will understand the determinants of these prices.

Energy supply, economics and transition

This course examines the supply of energy from various angles: available resources, how they can be combined or substituted, their private and social costs, whether they can meet the demand, and how the transition to a renewable energy system can be fostered.

Environmental Economics for Engineers

Economic analysis (supply, demand, prices, elasticities), applied to environmental issues: externalities, instruments of environmental regulation (voluntary approaches, incentive taxes, emissions markets), assessment of economic impacts and valuation of natural resources, cost-benefit analysis.

Climate economics for engineers

The course introduces non economists to the economic analysis of climate change: economic activity and climate change, estimation of climate impacts, optimal mitigation and adaptation, national and international climate policy, instruments for climate policy.

Global issues: climate B

This course presents the global issue of climate change: climate system and prediction; impacts on ecosystems and biodiversity; historic frame and public debate; climate targets and policies. The interdisciplinary approach introduces students to working in teams and to scientific methodologies.

Economic growth and sustainability II

This course examines growth from various angles: population growth, economic growth, growth in the use of resources, growing inequality, need for growth, limits to growth, sustainable growth. Although grounded in economics, it takes up elements from many other disciplines.

Economic growth and sustainability I

This course examines growth from various angles: population growth, economic growth, growth in the use of resources, growing inequality, need for growth, limits to growth, sustainable growth. Although grounded in economics, it takes up elements from many other disciplines.

Organisation of a sustainable construction project

Initiation to the preparation and implementation of construction projects: organization (who does what, when and why?), conditions, challenges and risks, experiences. Particular emphasis on social and sustainable housing, in particular cooperatives and eco-neighbourhoods.