Energy, Economics, and Policy

Course Details
Instructor: 
Days: 
M
Time: 
6:00 PM - 8:50 PM
Course Information
Quarter: 
Spring 2017
Course Number: 
36921
Section: 
01
Course Description:

This course provides an overview of the economic, technological, and political forces that shape the global energy industry, the methods governments use to regulate the industry, and the business models that emerge. The course begins by framing the industry in its microeconomic context and uses that framework to explore the role of technology and innovation, global markets and geopolitics, and the regulation of externalities including climate change. The readings and coursework will use specific examples from the power, renewables, oil & gas, and environmental sectors from the United States and other select geographies to illustrate these forces in context. Students can tailor their final policy memo towards their topics of interest.