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ECC2360 - Environmental economics

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader: Dr Edwyna Harris


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


Application of microeconomic theory to environmental problems; the relationship between the economy and the environment; markets and governments as alternative signalling and incentive mechanisms; limitations of market and government coordination of natural resource use. Policy options for solid wastes and recycling, local and global pollution problems, protection of biodiversity, management of stocks of fish and other 'commons' resources. Valuation of unpriced environmental goods and cost-benefit analysis of environmental changes.


Essay (1250 words): 15%
Assignment (750 words): 15%
Tutorial participation and contribution: 10%
Examination (2 hours): 60%

Contact hours

Three contact hours per week


ECC1000 or equivalent