This subject uses economic tools to discuss current environmental issues in Australia. Methods are developed to calculate the public's valuation of environmental goods, such as clean air, clean water or public parks. Using environmental values, cost-benefit analyses are used to analyse social decision-making about environmental goods. Economic concepts are used to analyse public policies with regard to the management of environmental resources, using both regulatory and market-based schemes. The subject examines pollution control methods for controlling local air quality, for controlling greenhouse gas emissions, for management of water resources, for waste disposal and for protection of biodiversity.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2020.
School of Accounting and Finance
Scarcity and Environmental Goods
Valuing the Environment: Hedonic Methods
Valuing the Environment: Survey Methods
Constructing Cost-Benefit Analyses
Using CBAs to Make Environmental Decisions
Control of Environmental Goods: Regulation versus Markets
Local and Global Air Pollution
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