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LB5229 - Economics for a Sustainable World

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
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.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
CO5125 EC5103 LB5003

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coord/Lect: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou.
Contact hours:
  • 0 hours
    Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

    Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
    Census Date 29-Aug-2019
    Coord/Lect: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou.
    Contact hours:
    • 36 hours workshops/Seminars
      Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

      Cairns, Block, Study Period 10
      Census Date 12-Dec-2019
      Face to face teaching 23-Nov-2018 to 17-Dec-2018 (9am-5pm Fri 23 Nov & Sat 24 Nov and 9-5pm Sat 8 Dec, Sun 9 Dec & 17 Dec 2018)
      Coordinator: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou
      Lecturers: Miss Diana Sheedy, Dr Taha Chaiechi.
      Contact hours:
      • 36 hours workshops/Seminars
        Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

        JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
        Census Date 11-Apr-2019
        Contact hours:
        • 36 hours lectures
          Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

          JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
          Census Date 05-Dec-2019
          Contact hours:
          • 36 hours lectures
            Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

            JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
            Census Date 08-Aug-2019
            Coordinator: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou
            Lecturer: Mr Gregory Trotman.
            Contact hours:
            • 36 hours lectures
              Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

              JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
              Census Date 11-Apr-2019
              Coordinator: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou
              Lecturer: Mr Gregory Trotman.
              Contact hours:
              • 36 hours lectures
                Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (30%); quizzes (20%).

                JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
                Census Date 05-Dec-2019
                Coordinator: Professor Zhang-Yue Zhou
                Lecturers: Mr Gregory Trotman, Mr Ian Kirkwood.
                Contact hours:
                • 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.