Environmental Economics

UNSW Sydney

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Environmental Economics

  • Host University

    UNSW Sydney

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites


  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

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

    The environment is one of the most important and most debated modern policy issues. This course provides an economic perspective on this debate. We will discuss the reasons behind why environmental problems exist, why unregulated markets sometimes fail in this context, and potential economic solutions to these problems, which include regulations, taxes, subsidies, and pollution permit trading schemes. We will also cover methods for determining the benefits and costs of environmental preservation. The course will equip students with the necessary knowledge to take part in the discussion about environmental policy from an economic perspective.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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