Welcome to Energy Economics and Policy (2021)

Description: This course is designed for students interested in economic thinking and analysis of policy issues in the interface between energy and environmental economics. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on quantitative methods analyzing problems in energy and environmental economics. Students will learn how to apply various methods to provide evidence-based recommendations aimed at reducing energy consumption and mitigating climate change. Key topics covered include an introduction to energy systems, EU policy experience in energy and climate policies, energy markets, energy supply, energy security, energy demand, and energy efficiency issues. The course concludes by discussing the role of behavioral economics and social practice theory in influencing energy policy discourse. For each topic, relevant literature will be distributed and discussed. At the end of the course, Ph.D. students will be asked to incorporate one or more issues covered during the course in their project by means of a report (max two pages) and a presentation.

Organizer: Professor Kirsten Gram-Hanssen - kgh@build.aau.dk

Lecturers: Postdoc. Gianluca Trotta and Professor Kirsten Gram-Hanssen 

ECTS:  3

Time: October/November 2021

Place: Aalborg University, Copenhagen

Number of seats: 15


Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.