• 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 2016
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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

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 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:
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
2016 $3660
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3027 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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