Agricultural and Resource Economics

Environmental Economics


Are you interested in environmental management? 

Environmental Economics explores three key questions:

       How to use our natural resources efficiently
       How to limit pollution and enhance environmental quality
       How to value the environment when nature doesn’t have a price tag

Environmental Economics is a valuable skill to enhance Environmental Science, Economics, or International Development disciplines, and is core to Natural Resource Management. Careers for Environmental Economists and Environmental Managers are within government departments and local councils, engineering and environmental consultants, and in the mineral and energy industries. 

Environmental Economics units at UWA:

Level 1:
Environmental Economics (ECON1120)
This is an introductory level unit that explores the key issues that are threatening sustainable management of our world’s natural resources and quality of our environment.

Level 2:
Environmental Economics 2 (ECON2224)
This unit explores how we can best manage different types of resources, and what policies can achieve efficient pollution and waste control. 

Level 3:
Business and the Environment (ECON3323)
This intermediate-level unit focuses on how private businesses (mis)manage natural resources and the environmental, and how they respond to pressures from markets, governments or communities.

Level 4:
Environmental and Resource Economics (ECON4410)
This advanced unit explores how policy can influence business behaviour and improve environmental and resource management. Includes policy tools for resource management, resolving complex trade-offs and analysing survey data.

Level 5:
Climate, Energy and Water Economics (ECON5511)
This postgraduate unit investigates strategies to limit climate change and how we can use economic analysis to improve energy and water management; two of our most crucial environmental resources. 

These Environmental Economics units are available as electives or core units for students in the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Economics, Master of Economics, Master of International Development, Master of Science, and many others. For more information and advice, contact the Science Student Office.



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