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ECO3030 Sustainable Economies

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business
School or Department : School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Version produced : 8 March 2013

Synopsis

This course introduces students to a way of thinking about environmental problems and achieving sustainable economic development, based on economic principles. The course provides a background to the study of resource and environmental economics by putting it in the context of economy-environment interdependence and sustainability concerns, and the fundamental characteristics of an economic approach to environmental problems and their assessment. Both macro and microeconomic principles and their application are covered, as is the essence of economic perspectives. Both regulatory and market-based approaches are explored in an effort to protect natural resources and improve environmental quality. General emphasis is placed upon the improvement of economic welfare through the application of economic principles in the search for sustainable economic development.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External