Courses & Units

Environmental and Resource Economics 2 BEA201



The goal of this unit is to provide a thorough understanding of key topics in environmental and natural resource economics. While the emphasis is on the economic approach to issues and debates on environmental and resource problems, you are provided with a solid understanding of the key concepts and techniques in economics. The topics include market failures, property rights, pollution control, global commons, management of fish and forest resources, and environmental valuation. Basic economic concepts taught at first year are reviewed and extended to examine topics in environmental and resource economics.

The unit is compulsory in the Economic Foundations Major in the Bachelor of Economics and may be taken as an elective in any other Bachelor of Economics program. The unit is also an elective unit in the Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Business Management major). The unit may also be taken as part of many other courses within the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics and the University.

The unit fits into the University's major research themes: Environment, Resources & Sustainability; and, Data, Knowledge and Decisions.


Unit name Environmental and Resource Economics 2
Unit code BEA201
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline College Office - CBE

Dr Dugald Tinch

Teaching staff

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Learning Outcomes

1: Examine environmental and natural resource issues and policies using the economic way of thinking.

2: Apply economic concepts and techniques to a range of specific environmental and natural resource issues and evaluate various policies

3: Analyse environmental and resource problems as failures of the economic system to properly coordinate people's incentives and actions



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2018: $1,344.00 2018: $2,126.00 091901

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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BEA111 and BEA101


Teaching Pattern

One weekly lecture and one weekly workshop.


Mid-semester test 20%, presentation 5%, research paper 15% and final exam 60%

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