University of Technology Sydney

23570 Economics of the Environment

Requisite(s): (23115 Economics for Business OR 23000 Principles of Microeconomics)) AND ( 26134 Business Statistics OR ((35151 Introduction to Statistics OR 33116 Design, Data, and Decisions OR 33230 Mathematics 2 OR 33290 Statistics and Mathematics for Science OR 37151 Introduction to Statistics OR 36200 Arguments, Evidence and Intuition))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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Anti-requisite(s): 25570 Economics of the Environment



Economics of the Environment provides students with an understanding of the contribution economic analysis can make to the solution of environmental problems. This subject explores the current debate around the environment, resources and sustainability. An economic approach to this debate follows by examining externalities, ill-defined property rights and the management of natural resources. The subject focuses on the policy question of natural resource depletion, pollution control and climate change, applying various policy tools to contemporary examples. Lastly, the student studies how to satisfy the legitimate claims of future generations through so-called sustainable development.

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