- Code IDEC8053
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International and Developmental Economics
- Areas of interest Economics
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof David Stern
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2020
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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.
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.
Assessment will involve one 2,500-word essay (25%), a mid-semester exam (20%), and a final exam (55%).
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A 2-hour Lecture and a 1-hour Workshop each week. Students are expected
to study around 8 hours per week outside class.
Perman, R, Ma, Y, Common, M, Maddison, D & McGilvray, J 2011, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, 4th edn, Addison Wesley.
Wagner, G 2011, But Will the Planet Notice? How Smart Economics Can Save the World, Hill and Wang.
This is a Master-level course in Economics. Knowledge in basic microeconomics and in mathematical techniques (including calculus) is assumed.
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