Massimo Filippini: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2023

Name Prof. Dr. Massimo Filippini
FieldEnergy and Public Economics
Address
Energy and Public Economics
ETH Zürich, ZUE E 15
Zürichbergstrasse 18
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 06 49
E-mailmfilippini@ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.eepe.ethz.ch/
DepartmentManagement, Technology, and Economics
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
363-0514-00LEnergy Economics and Policy
It is recommended for students to have taken a course in introductory microeconomics. If not, they should be familiar with microeconomics as in, for example,"Microeconomics" by Mankiw & Taylor and the appendices 4 and 7 of the book "Microeconomics" by Pindyck & Rubinfeld.
3 credits2GM. Filippini, S. Srinivasan
AbstractAn introduction to energy economics and policy that covers the following topics: energy demand, investment in energy efficiency, investment in renewables, energy markets, market failures and behavioral anomalies, market-based and non-market based energy and climate policy instruments in industrialized and developing countries.
ObjectiveThe students will develop an understanding of economic principles and tools necessary to analyze energy issues and to understand energy and climate policy instruments. Emphasis will be put on empirical analysis of energy demand and supply, market failures, behavioral anomalies, energy and climate policy instruments in industrialized and developing countries, and investments in renewables and in energy-efficient technologies.
ContentThe course provides an introduction to energy economics principles and policy applications. The first part of the course will introduce the microeconomic foundation of energy demand and supply as well as market failures and behavioral anomalies. In a second part, we introduce the concept of investment analysis (such as the NPV) in the context of renewable and energy-efficient technologies. In the last part, we use the previously introduced concepts to analyze energy policies: from a government perspective, we discuss the mechanisms and implications of market oriented and non-market oriented policy instruments as well as applications in developing countries.

Throughout the entire course, we combine the material with insights from current research in energy economics. This combination will enable students to understand standard scientific literature in the field of energy economics and policy. Moreover, the class aims to show students how to relate current issues in the energy and climate spheres that influence industrialized and developing countries to insights from energy economics and policy.

Course evaluation: at the end of the course, there will be a written exam covering the topics of the course.
Prerequisites / NoticeIt is recommended for students to have taken a course in introductory microeconomics. If not, they should be familiar with microeconomics as in, for example, "Microeconomics" by Mankiw & Taylor and the appendices 4 and 7 of the book "Microeconomics" by Pindyck & Rubinfeld.
363-1164-00LTopics in Energy and Climate Policy Restricted registration - show details
Participation is limited to 20 students.
A mandatory prerequisite is to attend the 363-0514-00L Energy Economics and Policy
1.5 credits1VM. Filippini, S. Srinivasan
AbstractThe seminar offers students the possibility to deepen their knowledge on energy and climate policy issues by presenting and discussing some scientific papers that analyse the economic aspects of energy and climate policy instruments.
ObjectiveAfter taking this course, students will be able to:
• Engage in, participate and learn from discussion on the design, implementation and effectiveness of energy and climate policy instruments.
• Read, present and discuss scientific papers that analyse issues in energy and climate policy critically.
ContentDuring the course of Energy Economics and Policy, which is a prerequisite for this course, the students will be learning the basic principles and ideas in a frontal instruction-oriented style. This course is additionally offered to those interested students who want to further deepen their knowledge of topics in energy economics and policy. This block seminar will take place on a Friday afternoon and Saturday as a retreat, and it will adopt a more participatory approach where students will actively present and discuss some topics in energy and climate policy. This block course will take place at the end of the spring semester.

We will be discussing papers dealing with the following topics:

Participation in the course will be limited to 20 students.
• Economics of market-oriented policy measures such as taxes and subsidies
• Economics of non-market-oriented policy instruments such as standards, regulations, information policies, nudges, etc.
• Application of energy and climate policy instruments with a focus on developing countries including topics related to mobility, electrification, and pollution.

The students will receive a proposal of a series of scientific papers at the beginning of the semester, during an introductory meeting, from which to choose one to present to the participants of the seminar. The presentation can be individual or in groups, depending on the number of participants. The student assessment will be based on their presentation as well as on their discussion of the other papers that are presented.

Participation in the course will be limited to 20 students, and a mandatory prerequisite is to attend the Energy Economics and Policy course offered by MTEC in FS2022.