University of Technology Sydney

16232 Economics for Policy Analysis

6cp; block: 2 x 2 days, self-managed, on campus and mixed learning To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 4 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces.
Requisite(s): 16466 Built Environment Economics AND 16235 Urban Economics
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.



This subject introduces students to the application of economic principles and frameworks in the formulation and interpretation of urban planning and policy. The importance of rigorous analysis in the context of policy formulation and interpretation is emphasised. The subject begins with an introduction to the microeconomic principles for guiding policy options. It then explores in detail specific applications from housing, infrastructure provision and environmental valuation. The subject takes a case study approach and students apply their learning through hands-on-exercises, discussions and reports. Recurrent themes of the subject include economic efficiency, social welfare and urban sustainability.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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