Agricultural and Resource Policy (AGEC3102)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit covers the theoretical framework for economic analysis of policy interventions (welfare economics and public choice theory). Emphasis is put on building the skills needed to analyze the incidence of economic policy and on the design of policies under asymmetric information. An understanding of the institutional structure of agricultural and resource policy in Australia is promoted through the direct contact with policy makers, public agencies and lobbying groups. N.B. Available to 3rd year students in the Faculty of Economics and Business

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Further unit of study information

Classes

1x2-hr lecture + 1x1-hr lectures/week, 1x2-hr tutorial/week commencing week 2

Assessment

1x2.5hr exam (70%) and 3x1 problem sets (30%)

Textbooks

To be advised

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(AGEC2001 or AGEC2101) and (AGEC2003 or AGEC2103)

Prohibitions

AGEC3002

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