Economics of Sustainable Development

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Economics of Sustainable Development

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Economics, Environmental Sustainability, Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview


    The subject will introduce students to the issues of and future prospects for sustainable development. The subject is designed to investigate a number of broad issues including environmental change, alternative energies, political reactions and direct and indirect effects on the property market. The subject will focus on real world examples and cases studies to fully illustrate points. Students will also be given the opportunity to make their own assessments and attempt to deal with problems including the construction and purchase of assets with 40+ year life spans in a world of potentially rapid and far-reaching change. The summative (graded) assessment will be achieved by the completion of two assignments and one examination.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Understand the economic effects of environmental policy
    2. Understand the effect of energy policy and pricing on the economy
    3. Understand regulatory systems including carbon tax and emissions trading scheme
    4. Understand the effect of innovation and disruptive technology

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