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Environmental Economics - ECOS3013

Year - 2020

The natural environment is invariably affected by production and consumption in our modern economy. In particular, environmental outcomes are important in the presence of market failures (externalities and public goods). This unit focuses on developing a student's detailed understanding of the economic techniques used by policymakers to address environmental issues. These techniques include: Pigovian taxes and subsidies; regulation with asymmetric information; marketable permits; pricing contributions for public goods; optimal damages; and the allocation of property-rights and market failures.

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1x1500wd Essay (25%), 1hr Mid-semester test (25%), 1x2hr Final exam (50%)


AREC2005 or AREC2003 or RSEC2031 or ECOS2001 or ECOS2901


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Economics
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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