SEE3002 - Energy and Environmental Economics

Offering Academic Unit
School of Energy and Environment
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2021/22

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to initiate students into the fields of energy and environmental economics and the economics of collectively shared resources. Students will become conversant with the language and methods of energy and environmental economics and be able to create applications of these methods to real-world problems. They will learn and use terminology such as externalities, public goods, common property resources, marginal cost pricing, cost-benefit analysis, and many other terms and the practical applications of these concepts. They will understand the economic principles and practices behind the use of market instruments to conserve energy resources and to discover the price of, and control environmental impacts, including taxation, feed-in tariffs, and other features of current and future economics-based methodologies, analyses, laws, standards, and regulations, and they will be able to innovate solutions to environmental problems by applying these principles.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Detailed Course Information


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