• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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The course examines the role of energy in economic activity, economic methods of assessing energy technologies, projects, and policies, and debates concerning alternative future energy scenarios. Both fossil fuels and renewable and nuclear energy sources will be studied as well as energy efficiency and conservation. Additional topics include the environmental impacts of energy use including climate change and the role of energy in economic development.

The course does not assume any economics background, but does assume a willingness and ability to learn methods of economic analysis quickly so that the course is also be relevant to students in economics based programs. However, it is an inherently interdisciplinary course, drawing on economics and natural sciences including physics and geology. Compared to existing energy economics courses at other universities, there is more focus on the biophysical foundations of the energy economy than on analysis of energy markets.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course students should:

1. Understand the role of energy in economic activity.
2. Have a knowledge of methods to assess alternative energy projects,technologies, and policies.
3. Have an understanding of structure of energy markets and patterns of energy production and consumption.
4. Know what key factors and principles need to be considered in evaluating alternative energy policy options.
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Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
8182 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person

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