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Ecological Economics - ECON917

This unit provides an introduction to ecological economics - a trans-disciplinary approach to the application of economics to issues of environmental management, development and human welfare, stressing the complex nature of the ecosystem within which economic activity is embedded and the crucial constraints imposed on the scale of human economic activity. Topics covered include sustainability and sustainable development, limits to economic growth, the definition and measurement of welfare and economic progress, and the development of policy for a closed and rapidly-filling world. The course will be applied in focus, with significant use of case studies and an individual applied research component.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Rohan Best

ECON632 Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):



Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Economics

Faculty of Business and Economics

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