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

Learn how economic principles inform debates on energy and climate change issues

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This module will introduce the economic principles relevant to the energy sector. It will highlight some of the most challenging economic issues facing the global energy complex. It will also cover sustainable development.

You will learn how economic analysis informs the debates on energy and climate change issues. You will also learn how economics research affects energy-related decisions made by the industry or the government.

What you will learn

In this module, you will learn about:

  • energy transitions
  • energy and development
  • energy security
  • alternative energy
  • climate change issues
  • emissions markets
  • sustainable development

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • show a critical understanding of specialised ideas in energy and development economics
  • show critical analysis, evaluation, and synthesis of energy sector issues informed by frontier developments in the economics literature
  • critically review, consolidate, and extend the knowledge, practices, and thinking in energy economics

Assignments / assessment

  • quiz 1 (20%)
  • quiz 2 (20%)
  • exam (60%)

Teaching methods / timetable

  • lectures
  • reading week


This module is available on following courses: