Environmental and Resource Economics (11329.1)
|Level:||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|
|HECS Bands:||2, 3|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Business, Government & Law|
|Discipline:||Canberra School of Politics, Economics and Society|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 1 DR Raymond LI (Ph: +61 2 62015211 ) ON-CAMPUS
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Studies environmental problems such as pollution, depletion of natural resources, and climate change from an economics perspective, with a particular focus on the pros and cons of currently-debated policy responses such as emission trading schemes, carbon pricing, pollution or trade bans, subsidies, and deposit-refund schemes.
After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Apply specialised economic concepts to identify, understand, and analyse environmental issues;
2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of complex research questions such as how to place a value on environmental goods and services in the absence of markets and prices;
3. Identify environmental problems, how to formulate policy responses, and evaluate policy performance;
4. Demonstrate an effective understanding of the economic method and its application to the mitigation of environmental problems; and
5. Reflect upon their unit experience, including theories, discussions and feedback, and how it relates to the goals set out in their professional portfolio.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
- Semester 1, 2020
- Semester 1, 2019
One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour seminar on campus per week.
11175 Introduction to Economics
This unit assumes no prior knowledge other than market operations and externality analysis, which are covered in Introduction to Economics.