• Offered by Crawford School of Public Policy
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject International and Developmental Economics
  • Areas of interest Economics

This course is available for in-person and remote (online) learning.

The course examines the role of energy in the economy, economic methods of assessing and modelling energy, the economics of various sources of energy, electricity markets, and other key topics in energy economics. Fossil fuel, renewable, and nuclear energy sources will each be studied, as will energy efficiency, security, and sustainability. The course will examine key challenges and opportunities in the energy sector in Australia and overseas.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Understand energy markets and the role of energy in the economy.
  2. Identify and apply a knowledge of methods to assess energy projects, technologies, and policies.
  3. Examine the economics of energy production and consumption.
  4. Evaluate and communicate research in energy economics.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Group tutorial problem set (5) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Essay (2,500 words) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Group presentation (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Contribution to class discussion forum (5) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  5. Final exam (45) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

The standard workload is 130 hours including class time and independent study.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts

Zweifel, P, Praktiknjo, A & Erdmann, G 2017, Energy Economics: Theory and Applications, Springer.

Assumed Knowledge

Understanding of introductory microeconomics concepts and knowledge of high-school algebra and calculus is assumed.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
34
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
2022 $4440 Standard Rate
2022 $3510 Grandfathered Rate*

*continuing students in nominated programs only. See fee website

International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $5700
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
Online
7295 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 Online N/A

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