- Code ENVS2007
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Environmental Science
- Areas of interest Forestry, Geography, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Environmental Studies, Human Sciences More...
This course has been adjusted for remote participation in Sem 1 2021 due to COVID-19 restrictions. On-campus activities will also be available.
The course “Economics for the Environment’ begins with an explanation of what economics is. In this explanation, a role for economics in the consideration of environmental matters is established. The potential for markets to solve environmental problems is explored and this is accompanied by an analysis of government, or ‘command and control’ mechanisms for dealing with environmental issues. Throughout the course economic principles and techniques are set out. These include opportunity cost, demand, transaction costs, property rights and benefit cost analysis.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- explain how the discipline of economics, and economic tools such as cost-benefit analysis, can be used to analyse environmental and natural resource use issues
- describe the potential for market and government ('command and control) mechanisms to address environmental issues
- appreciate the role of economics in the management of natural resources, including water, forests, energy, agriculture and wildlife, at local, regional and global levels. This course also provides the basic skills for further studies in environmental and resource economics.
If you do not meet the requisites for this course, it may be possible to receive a permission code. If you are prompted for a permission code on ISIS, please request one online via the following form.
- Participation in group work within the weekly lecture (weeks 2 to 11) (5) [LO 1,3]
- An oral presentation in tutorials based on a written paper (10) [LO 1,2,3]
- Take-home test (15) [LO 1,2,3]
- A mid semester test (closed book) (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- A final examination (closed book) (50) [LO 1,2,3]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 1 x 3 hour lecture per week plus 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week commencing week 2.
- Approximately 83 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks.
Students are expected to actively participate and contribute towards activities and discussions in both lectures and tutorials.
To be determined.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Harris, Jonathan M. and Brian Roach (2018). Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: A Contemporary Approach, 4th edn. Routledge.
Tietenberg, Thomas H. and Lynne Lewis (2018). Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, 11th edn. Routledge
Areas of Interest
- Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability
- Environmental Studies
- Human Sciences
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