Practical, public policy-orientated lectures and workshops will explore a range of topics such as the management of water in a dry county, climate change, energy and biodiversity. This unit explores the concepts and theory for economic analysis, policy and related allocation of renewable and non-renewable resources. By the end of the unit, students will have engaged in discussion/analysis of the complex trade-offs involved in crafting policy responses to the environmental issues. Using international and Australian case studies and applications, students will gain an understanding of a range of economic tools that can be used in the management of resources.
BEA101 Environmental and Resource Economics 1 is a compulsory unit in the Bachelor of Economics (BEc) Environmental and Resource Economics Major. It is also a nominated elective in a wide range of other programs throughout the University of Tasmania. Combining this unit with virtually any area of science, engineering, social science or law can add considerable value to your education.
|Unit name||Introduction to Environmental Economics|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Discipline||Economics and Finance|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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LO1: Identify and apply economic approaches to the management of natural resources and the environment.
LO2: Describe environmental economic perspectives on the nature of environmental resources, relating to their relevance and utility for humans.
LO3: Analyse debates in the natural resource economic literature, establish a position within debates and defend that position orally and in written form.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|3||2020: $1,394.00||2020: $2,354.00||091901|
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1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour workshop per week. Please check the unit outline for details.
Report (35%), Workshop participation (10%), Group presentation (5%), Final exam (50%).
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Field, B.C. and Field M.K (2017) Environmental Economics, 7th edition, McGraw-Hill.
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