Environmental and Resource Economics (6405.5)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Business, Government & Law|
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|Canberra School Of Politics, Economics And Society||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesUpon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Apply specialised economic concepts to research and analyse environmental issues;
2. Use advanced knowledge of complex research questions such as how to evaluate environmental goods and services in the absence of markets and prices;
3. Use specialised skills required to formulate practical policy responses to environmental issues such as knowing which type of pollution abatement instrument is best suited to address specific pollution problems and what type of information is needed; and
4. Interpret and transmit their knowledge of environmental policy issues, policy instruments and policy responses.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
PrerequisitesIntroduction to Economics or permission of unit convener.
Assumed knowledgeUC entry requirements.
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There is no compulsory text. The lectures notes (slides and annotated comment below slides) draw selectively from the lecturer's own notes and from the following two reference texts:
- Kolstad C. (1999) Environmental Economics, Int. Edition, Oxford University press, HC79.E5.K65 2000
- Tietenberg, T. & L. Lewis (2012) Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, 9th ed, Harper Collins, London. HC79.E5.T525
on week 4, the lecture will draw mostly from the following paper (free download online):
- Fullerton D. (2001) "A Framework to Compare Environmental Policies", Southern Economic Journal 68.2 (2001): 224-248 - - available at: http://works.bepress.com/don_fullerton/18/
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
- All group presentations must contain a title slide containing:
- the title of the selected paper
- the journal it was published in, and;
- names and student numbers of the presenting students
- The reflective write-up must be submitted online via the specifically created repository on the Canvas site. The first page of the essay submission should include the following information:
- Student Name:
- Student ID:
- Assessment Name:
- Group presentation title:
- Word Count:
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
This face to face unit has specific participation requirements: students are expected to attend seminar presentations and participate in discussions following each presentation.
Required IT skills
UC IT Entry skills
Work placement, internships or practicums