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ECON405 The Economics of Natural Resources and Public Choice

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

Covers advanced topics in natural resource economics (including dynamic optimisation of harvest/depletion rates, fisheries policy and multi-species modelling) and the economics of collective decision-making.

Paper title The Economics of Natural Resources and Public Choice
Paper code ECON405
Subject Economics
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,101.55
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $5,026.17

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ECON 375
ECON 431, ECON 440
Recommended Preparation
ECON 371
Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Viktoria Kahui

Textbooks are not required for this paper.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
The objective of the Public Choice section of ECON 405 is to promote an understanding of the interface between economics and other social sciences, and in particular political science. We will look at how to develop a general theory for modelling collective decisions and analyse the empirical factors explaining observed political/economic choices in a democracy.

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Not offered in 2020

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system