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LB5229 - Economics for a Sustainable World

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

This subject uses insights from the fields of ecological economics and natural resource economics to consider some of the problems associated with the management of a variety of different natural resources. It discusses common economic theories and analytical tools with a focus on understanding arising real world complications when attempting to manage these resources in a complex socio-ecological system. The subject is a core requirement for MBA and MPA courses.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically evaluate the models and the likely effectiveness of different policy/management interventions in a range of different socio- political contexts;
  • apply a range of different models to evaluate the use of different types of natural resources and how they help identify problems that are, or are not, likely to arise in their management;
  • synthesise the models to predict whether the use of different resources is likely to be sustainable, and evaluate management/policy interventions that seek to ameliorate any potential problems.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (50%)
  • assignments (30%)
  • quizzes (20%).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CO5125 EC5103 LB5003

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 0 hours
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Intensive, Study Period 10
Census Date 10-Dec-2020
Face to face teaching (TBA)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours workshops/Seminars
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 09-Apr-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.