Contemporary Issues in Energy Economics and Sustainable Development module (CP52002)

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The aims of the module are to introduce the economic principles relevant for the energy sector and to highlight some of the most challenging economic issues facing the global energy complex. The intended learning outcome of the module is an understanding of how economic analysis informs the national and international debates on energy sector issues, and how economics research affects energy sector decisions made by industry or government. The module is designed for an interdisciplinary audience. It is delivered through lectures and virtual direction. It is assessed through class participation, a research paper, and an examination. Familiarity with microeconomics principles or numerical techniques is not required but would be helpful.