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23570 Economics of the Environment

6cp
Requisite(s): (23115 Economics for Business OR 25115 Economics for Business OR 23000 Principles of Microeconomics)) AND ( 26134 Business Statistics OR ((35151 Introduction to Statistics OR 33116 Statistical Design and Analysis OR 33230 Mathematical Modelling 2 OR 33290 Statistics and Mathematics for Science OR 37151 Introduction to Statistics))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 25570 Economics of the Environment

Undergraduate

Description

Economics of the Environment provides students with an understanding of the contribution economic analysis can make to the solution of environmental problems. After setting the current interest in the environment into its post-industrial-revolution context, the subject examines externalities, ill-defined property rights and the management of natural resources. This leads to questions of valuing the environment (either economically or according to some other criterion), and how to satisfy the legitimate claims of future generations through so-called sustainable development. The subject focuses on the policy question of pollution control and natural resource depletion, applying various policy tools to contemporary examples.


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