Aug 06, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

ECON 333 - Economics of Energy (3 credits)


(Prereq: A grade of ‘C’ or better in ECON 201  and ECON 202 , or a grade of ‘C’ or better in ECON 101 ) This course examines markets for various extractive energy sources (such as oil, coal and natural gas,) as well as renewable energy sources (such as wind and solar). The course will: 1) investigate why energy markets have historically been subject to extensive governmental intervention; 2) analyze the effects of traditional policy measures such as price controls and regulation; and 3) examine current policy issues arising from the relationships among energy use, economic growth and the environment.