- Code IDEC8018
- 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, Economic Policy
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof David Stern
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Second Semester 2023
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This course is available for on-campus & remote (online) learning. All students participate in interactive, real-time classes.
The course provides training in the economics of natural resource management and an introduction to agricultural economics. The first part of the course introduces the key models and techniques of resource economics and applies them to non-renewable resources such as minerals and energy and renewable resources such as fisheries, forests, and water, as well as the analysis of sustainability. Managing these resources requires optimization across time periods. Students will learn how to develop and numerically solve intertemporal resource allocation models. The second part of the course turns to agricultural economics with a particular focus on developing economies. Topics include technological change, food security, agricultural trade, and the role of agriculture in economic development.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Understand and use the key models of resource economics to investigate resource management problems and issues.
- Apply numerical methods to solve quantitative resource management problems.
- Use microeconomic tools to analyse decision-making in agriculture.
- Assess the role of agriculture in international trade and development.
- Three Assignments (10% each) (30) [LO 1,2,3]
- Essay (max 3000 wds) (25) [LO 1,3,4]
- Final examination (45) [LO 1,3,4]
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A standard workload for a 6 unit course is 130 hours including in class time and independent study. The course will have a lecture and an interactive session each week.
There is no prescribed text. Readings for the course will be available on Wattle.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|5297||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||In Person||N/A|
|7286||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||Online||N/A|