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ECON405 The Economics of Natural Resources and Public Choice

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 Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,163.90
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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ECON 375
ECON 431, ECON 440
Recommended Preparation
ECON 371
Teaching staff

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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
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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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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Friday 10:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41