Practical, public policy-orientated lectures and tutorials in this unit explore the practical issues of resource management using international, Australian and Tasmanian case studies. There will be specific focus on the sustainable yield of fisheries and the management of forests for multiple uses. Students will also study non-renewable resources such as mining. Students will learn how to apply economic concepts to analyse the causes of resource degradation and to evaluate alternative policy options to resolve resource management problems. By the end of the unit, students will have engaged in discussion and analysis of the complex trade-offs involved in crafting policy responses to resource management issues.
|Unit name||Natural Resource Economics|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Dugald Tinch|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Examine environmental and natural resource issues and policies using the economic way of thinking.
- Apply economic concepts and techniques to analyse environmental and natural resource issues and critically evaluate policy responses.
- Analyse environmental and resource problems as failures of the economic system to properly coordinate people's incentives and actions.
- Communicate economics in oral and written format.
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:BEA308
|Assessment||Short Answer Questions (20%)|Examination - invigilated (centrally) (50%)|Presentation (5%)|Research Paper (25%)|
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