363-1031-00L  Quantitative Methods in Energy and Environmental Economics

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersS. Rausch, D. Cerruti
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


363-1031-00 GQuantitative Methods in Energy and Environmental Economics
Block course:

4.02., 05.02., 06.02, 07.02, 12.02. and 13.02. from 10-12 h and 13-15 h.
8.4. and 15.4. from 10-13 h
where: tba

9.4. and 16.4.
3 hrs
04.02.10:15-15:00ML F 34 »
05.02.10:15-15:00ML F 40 »
06.02.10:15-15:00ML F 40 »
07.02.10:15-15:00ML F 40 »
12.02.10:15-15:00ML F 40 »
13.02.10:15-15:00ML F 40 »
09.04.13:15-15:00ZUE B 6.1 »
16.04.13:15-15:00ZUE B 6.1 »
S. Rausch, D. Cerruti

Catalogue data

AbstractThe course provides an introduction to quantitative methods used to analyze problems in energy and environmental economics. Emphasis will be put on partial and general equilibrium models, regression models to estimate demand functions, econometric techniques for policy evaluations, and panel data methods.
ObjectiveThe objectives of the course are twofold. First, the course is intended to provide an introduction to the economic assessment of energy and environmental policy. To this end, the course provides students with an overview of state-of-the-art tools to economic modeling and econometric approaches. Second, the course is intended to familiarize master (and doctoral students) with the computer software necessary to implement these quantitative methods to initiate their own research in energy and environmental economics.

Ancillary objectives of the course include an introduction to environmental implications of energy use and the role of economic analysis in designing policies which address issues of energy security, climate change and related environmental externalities.
LiteratureLecture notes, exercises and reference material will be made available to students during the semester.
Prerequisites / NoticeBasic knowledge of microeconomics and calculus. Knowledge from the courses "Energy Economics and Policy (363-0514-00L)" and "Principles of Microeconomics" are required.

Block course during two weeks before the start of the semester. Students work on a group project during the semester. Presentation of group projects by students in week 8 and 9 of the semester. Performance assessment is based on group projects during the semester.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersS. Rausch, D. Cerruti
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationThe performance assessment is based on graded work during the semester and the presentation of group projects by students in week 8 and 9 of the semester.

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