Courses & Units

Marine Resource Economics JFA213

Hobart, Launceston



This advanced unit presents the fundamental building blocks of marine resource economics and the key objectives and components of the bio-economic theory of marine resource management. On completing this unit students will be able to: critically appraise economic aspects of marine resource management; evaluate marine resource use, suggest processes for the allocation of marine resources; and, assess the implications of management strategies. The syllabus includes an economic overview of: the principles of microeconomics, econometric analyses of selected topics in marine resource economics, effects economic activity on the marine environment, economic theory of marine resource exploitation, the use of marine resources and its regulation, economic aspects of different management approaches to marine resource management, an economic perspective on technological change and structural adjustments in marine fisheries and economic valuation and resource allocation. A quantitative focus is stressed through applying mathematical methods, and econometric analysis to the study of resource economics in general; and the modelling in marine resource economics, in particular.


Unit name Marine Resource Economics
Unit code JFA213
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity

Emily Ogier

Teaching staff

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,493.00 010907

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly for 13 weeks, 2h lectures, 2h tutorials, 0 practicals


Coursework: 60% Examination: 40%

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