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ECX9040

Faculty of Business and Economics

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Australia (Other) First semester 2010 (Off-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Professor Peter Forsyth and Dr Edwyna Harris

Synopsis

This unit develops an understanding of the economic dimensions of climate change. It does this by critically examining the impact of climate change as well as the impact of climate change mitigation policies, on economies. It evaluates Australia's approaches to climate change mitigation and compares various competing policies. Finally, the subject explores the problems in securing international agreement for action to address climate change.

Objectives

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • develop an understanding of and assessment of the possible impacts of climate change on Australian businesses, industries and the economy as a whole
  • critically analyse the post Kyoto costs of climate change to the Australian economy, and to evaluate the means by which industries can adapt to climate change at minimum cost
  • critically discuss the competing mechanisms such as carbon taxes and emissions trading schemes in terms of their effect on climate change
  • analyse the response of how key industries to climate change policies and the effectiveness of polices.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (2 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Edwyna Harris

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites

Students must have passed ECX9000 before undertaking this unit

Prohibitions

ECC3640