This unit presents the fundamental building blocks of marine resource economics and the key objectives and components of major economic theories of marine resource management. Students will gain knowledge in basic resource economic theory as well knowledge of the economic dimensions of issues and debates confronting marine resource management. Students will gain skills in applying key economic principles and analytical concepts to major policy and management problems concerned with the marine environment and its exploitation. Students will learn practical analytical skills through applying bio-economic modelling of fisheries to marine resource management. Topics students will explore include multiple use and scarcity of marine resources, privatisation of access rights, consumer and producer surplus, environmental valuation, resource allocation. On completing this unit students will be able to identify and appraise economic dimensions of and solutions to complex problems in fisheries, aquaculture, other marine resource-based sector management.
|Marine Resource Economics
|College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Fisheries and Aquaculture
|Doctor Emily Ogier
|Available as an elective?
|University of Tasmania
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Explain economic concepts relevant to marine resource management issues
- Apply economic concepts and techniques to management of specific marine resource problems
- Critique an economic policy for its distributional effects and social implications
- Discuss social, culture or political factors that contribute to economic policy success or failure in marine resource management
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|Domestic Full Fee 4
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Weekly for 13 weeks, 2h lectures, 2h tutorials, alternating fortnightly with 2h practicals
|Oral Presentation (20%)|Practical Activities (20%)|Written Assignment (20%)|Online exam (40%)
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