- Code IDEC8089
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
- ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
- Course subject International and Developmental Economics
- Areas of interest Policy Studies, Economics
- Academic career PGRD
- AsPr Paul Burke
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2019
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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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to: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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