ECON 437 - Energy Economics and Policy
Winter 2014, Section 001
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Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
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Enforced Prerequisites:
ECON 401 (completed with a minimum grade of C- or better); OR graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course examines recent developments in energy markets and energy policy. It will use economic theory and empirical evidence to analyze the real-world operation of energy sectors such as oil, electricity, and natural gas. Understanding the structure of supply and demand in these industries is essential for designing effective energy policy.

Examples of policy areas that will be explored in this course include price regulation, fuel economy standards, carbon taxes, cap-and-trade programs, and renewable energy incentives. At the end of the course you should be able to apply economic tools to critically analyze the design of policies in a variety of energy sectors.

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Grading for the course is based on six problem sets, a midterm and a final examination, and participation in two multi-week strategy games in which teams of students compete in simulated oil and electricity markets.

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ECON 437 - Energy Economics and Policy
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/8/14 - 4/22/14

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