|Course No. and Title:||
ECON3865 Energy Economics
Three (3) credit hours
The course is designed for students majoring in different areas such as economics, business administration, engineering, geography, political science and other fields, whose interests lie in the area of energy sector. Each of the above groups of students will find its own niche in the course. The main objective of the course is to study basic economic concepts of energy consumption and production, structure of energy sector, conventional and alternative energy resources, policy instruments and environmental issues in energy development. The subject matter of the course focuses on current and evolving economic issues in energy sector, and also includes historical and political background.
|Prerequisite:||Any first year Introductory course in Economics. For UNB students, any of ECON1013, ECON1023 or ECON1073|
Dr. Yuri Yevdokimov, Departments of Economics and Civil Engineering, UNB, Fredericton
The course materials include lecture notes with links to broad range of energy related readings as well as testing materials.
The course covers 14 topics organized as follows:
There is no a required textbook for the course. All materials are presented in lecture notes.
|Assignments & Examinations:||
There are 14 topic tests, midterm and final exam.
Topic tests: 1 test @ 1% = 1% and 13 tests @ 2% = 26%. The first test contains 10 multiple-choice questions while other 13 tests contain 20 multiple-choice questions each. Time allowed is approximately 2 minutes per question. Students have 2 attempts at each, and the best score is taken into account. Topic tests are worth 27% of final mark.
Midterm test contains 26 multiple-choice questions. Time allowed is 50 minutes. One attempt is allowed. Test is worth 13% of final mark.
Final exam contains 30 multiple-choice questions at value of 1% each and 6 numerical problems at 5% each. Time allowed is 120 minutes. Final is worth 60% of final mark.
|Time Limit:||Six months|
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