• Offered by International and Development Economics Program
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Paul Burke
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
    See Future Offerings

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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, 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

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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 at least 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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
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
1994-2003 $1338
2004 $2160
2005 $3084
2006 $3084
2007 $3132
2008 $3402
2009 $3570
2010 $3570
2011 $3576
2012 $3582
2013 $3582
2014 $3582
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3672
2004 $3864
2005 $3864
2006 $3864
2007 $3864
2008 $4002
2009 $4002
2010 $4134
2011 $4134
2012 $4140
2013 $4140
2014 $4146
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 Class Summary
3687 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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