AGRI20033 Agricultural and Resource Economics

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 2 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2017:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.Show/hide details
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 24-Jul-2017 to 22-Oct-2017
Assessment Period End 17-Nov-2017
Last date to Self-Enrol 04-Aug-2017
Census Date 31-Aug-2017
Last date to Withdraw without fail 22-Sep-2017

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials/practical classes
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

It is recommended that students have completed the subject AGRI10043 Land Water and Food Economy.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2017
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability


Assoc Prof Bill Malcolm


Email: b.malcolm@unimelb.edu.au

Subject Overview:

This subject is about the application of economic analysis to public choices about alternative resource uses.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject students will understand:

  • Principles underlying agricultural and natural resource economic policies
  • Principles and practice of social benefit cost analysis of agricultural resource uses
  • Principles governing the operation of agricultural value chains
  • Assignment (2000 words) due approximately Week 8 (30%)
  • 2-hour end-of-semester examination (70%)

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

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Generic Skills:

On completion of this subject, students should have developed:

  • Capacity to apply economic logic to real world problems about using natural resources
  • Ability to integrate knowledge from different disciplines
  • Communication skills through written and oral presentations
  • Quantitative analysis skills
  • Sense of intellectual curiosity
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Production Animal Health
Sustainable Production

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