Ritically discuss the economic arguments for and against the proposal to introduce a new tax on fatty foods


AIMS: The module aims to focus on the use of economics in dealing with the list of environmental problems that have pressed increasingly strongly on the political agenda. The module emphasises recurrent economic phenomena (externalities, public goods, market and information failure) and policy proposals (property rights, taxes, regulation, cost benefit analysis). Analysing market prices, shadow prices, efficient and optimal resource use will be central, as will be assessment of the implications of environmental degradation and resource scarcity for government policy toward the environment.

Referencing Requirements:
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Tietenberg, T. and Lewis, L. (2011) Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 9th Ed Pearson

Hussen, A. M. (2004) Principles of Environmental Economics Routledge

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Tietenberg, T (2006) Environmental & Natural Resource Economics 7th Ed Harper Collins

Berck, P. and Helfand, G. (20110 Economics of the Environment Pearson Higher Education

When you are using internet sources you MUST be critical; a great many of these sites have a very particular political agenda and merely quoting what they say without making clear their possible prejudice will unbalance your work and lead to a poor grade.