Courses & Units

Natural Resource Economics BEA207

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Natural Resource Economics
Unit code BEA207
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics
Coordinator Doctor Dugald Tinch
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,472.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

BEA308

Teaching

AssessmentShort Answer Questions (20%)|Examination - invigilated (centrally) (50%)|Presentation (5%)|Research Paper (25%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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