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LB5229 - Economics for a Sustainable World

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business (pre 2015)

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.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CO5125 EC5103 LB5003

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 10-Jul-2014
Face to face teaching 27-Jun-2014 to 20-Jul-2014 (Fri 27/6 6pm-9pm, Sat 28/6 & Sun 29/6 9am-5pm AND Fri 18/7 6pm-9pm, Sat 19/7 & Sun 20/7 9am-5pm)
Coord/Lect: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 28-Aug-2014
Coord/Lect: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

Cairns, Block, Study Period 7
Census Date 10-Jul-2014
Face to face teaching 27-Jun-2014 to 13-Jul-2014 (Fri 27/6 6pm-9pm, Sat 28/6 & Sun 29/6 9am-5pm AND Fri 18/7 6pm-9pm, Sat 19/7 & Sun 20/7 9am-5pm)
Coordinator: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 14-Aug-2014
Coordinator: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou
Lecturer: Mr Gregory Trotman.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 11-Dec-2014
Coordinator: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou
Lecturer: Mr Gregory Trotman.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Block, Study Period 26
Census Date 11-Sep-2014
Face to face teaching 12-Jul-2014 to 20-Jul-2014 (12, 13, 19, 20 July 14. Exam 7/8/14)
Coordinator: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou
Lecturers: Mr Gregory Trotman, Dr William Talbot.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Limited, Study Period 26
Census Date 11-Sep-2014
Face to face teaching 09-Aug-2014 to 17-Aug-2014 (9, 10, 16, 17 Aug 14. Exam 4/9/14)
Coordinator: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou
Lecturer: Mr Gregory Trotman.
Workload expectations:
  • 36 hours lectures
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

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.