- Code EMDV8078
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject Environmental Management & Development
- Areas of interest Environmental Studies
This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning.
This course examines the 'economic way of thinking' for environmental and resource management. The potential for markets, taxes, and subsidies to address environmental problems is explored across pollution control, water, energy, climate change, among other areas. Requirements and challenges associated with economic policy instruments are compared to those associated with traditional regulatory-based, or ‘command and control’, mechanisms for dealing with environmental issues. Key economic principles and techniques are applied to contemporary case studies throughout the course, including cost-benefit analysis of dam projects and alternative approaches to managing urban water scarcity.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Investigate how economic concepts can be applied to environmental and natural resources management.
- Critically assess the opportunities and challenges of using market-based and traditional regulatory ('command and control) mechanisms to address environmental issues.
- Analyse the role of economics in the management of natural resources, including water, fisheries, and energy.
- Critically review cost-benefit analyses in the context of environmental and natural resource policy.
- Explain the theoretical basis of environmental valuation and how it can be applied to multiple policy settings.
- Oral presentation (10% each) (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Policy brief (20%) (1000 wds) (20) [LO 1,2]
- Mid semester (take-home) test (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Policy report (2500 wds) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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The standard workload for a 6 unit course is 130 hours including class time and independent study.
In order to support understanding and revision of key economic principles, students will have access to the following textbook online through the ANU library:
Harris, Jonathan, M. and Roach, Brian. 2018. Environmental and Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach. 4th Edition. Routledge.
No assumed knowledge of economics is required. Pre-prepared Microsoft Excel spreadsheets (with accompanying instructions) will be used by students in at least one tutorial - no prior knowledge of this application will be required.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7495||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||In Person||N/A|
|7496||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||Online||N/A|