Checking date: 09/07/2020

Course: 2023/2024

Energy Economics I
Master in Industrial Economics and Markets / Máster Universitario en Economía Industrial y Mercados (Plan: 378 - Estudio: 270)

Coordinating teacher: ESCRIBANO SAEZ, ALVARO

Department assigned to the subject: Economics Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Students become familiar with the economic characteristics of the Energy Sector, supply and demand. They will study the economic foundations of the sector. the They will be able to raise the common problems in the regulation of Energy, and recognize the problems of Enterprises decisions within the sector. Develop an ability to apply the techniques and tools of economic analysis to the study of Energy Sector economy, and prepare reports and documents on the evaluation of real projects analysis.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
I. Basic Concepts and Tools 1. Useful Econometric Tools 2. Basic Energy Concepts 3. Relevant Economic Theorems 4. Energy Supply II. Policy Issues 1. Energy and Climate Change 2. Energy Efficiency and Security of Supply 3. Renewable Energy 4. Energy and Growth III. Power Sector: A more detailed Analysis 1. Power Sector Economics 2. Power Markets 3. Regulation of Power Sector 4. Competition in Power Sector
Learning activities and methodology
Theoretical lessons Problem solving and case study in the classroom Individual and group work to solve problems, simulations and case study Presentation of individual and group work Visits to leading centers in the sector. Tests
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.