14.44 / 14.444 Energy Economics

Spring 2007

Oil rig and flare at sunset.
An oil field (with a rig and flare) in the southwestern part of Iran. (Image courtesy of Roozbeh Feiz.)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive list of readings and its homework assignments.

Course Description

This course explores the theoretical and empirical perspectives on individual and industrial demand for energy, energy supply, energy markets, and public policies affecting energy markets. It discusses aspects of the oil, natural gas, electricity, and nuclear power sectors and examines energy tax, price regulation, deregulation, energy efficiency and policies for controlling emission.

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Prof. Paul Joskow

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1.5 hours / session


Undergraduate / Graduate