• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr Paul Burke
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
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This course provides a broad coverage of environmental economics for Master-level students. The course covers market failure, the economics of pollution control, market-based instruments, environmental cost-benefit analysis, environmental valuation, the environment and the economy, global environmental problems, and other topics. Students will apply economic approaches to analyse policy options to better manage the environment at both the local and global levels.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will:
(1)          Have a detailed understanding of the discipline of environmental economics, including its key principles and methods.
(2)          Be able to use economic techniques to analyse environmental problems and to assess environmental policies.
(3)          Have developed research skills in the field of environmental economics.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will involve one 2,500-word essay (25%), a mid-semester exam (20%), and a final exam (55%).

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Workload

A 2-hour Lecture and a 1-hour Workshop each week. Students are expected to study around 8 hours per week outside class.

Prescribed Texts

Perman, R, Ma, Y, Common, M, Maddison, D & McGilvray, J 2011, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, 4th edn, Addison Wesley.

Preliminary Reading

Wagner, G 2011, But Will the Planet Notice? How Smart Economics Can Save the World, Hill and Wang.

Assumed Knowledge

This is a Master-level course in Economics. Knowledge in basic microeconomics and in mathematical techniques (including calculus) is assumed.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3852
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $5130
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
2920 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person

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