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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, students 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 topic in environmental and resource economics.

Summary 2020

Unit name Environmental and Resource Economics
Unit code BEA308
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Economics and Finance

Dr Satoshi Yamazaki

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



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Learning Outcomes

LO1Examine environmental and natural resource issues and policies using the economic way of thinking.
LO2Apply economic concepts and techniques to a range of specific environmental and natural resource issues and evaluate various policies.
LO3Analyse environmental and resource problems as failures of the economic system to properly coordinate people's incentives and actions.
LO4Incorporate broader biological, social and political factors that also shape environmental and natural resource policy management.
LO5Communicate economics in oral and written format.



BEA111 Principles of Economics 1 is the pre-requisite for this unit. Students are also expected to have the following knowledge/skills:

  • Arithmetic Skills, Basic Algebra Skills
  • Ability to interpret and construct simple graphs
  • Academic writing skills





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Teaching Pattern

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Presentation (10%), Mid-Semester Test (10%), Essay (40%),  Final exam (40%).

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