Education

Energy Institute at Haas

Executive Education Course Economics of Energy and the Environment

 

CSEM EXECUTIVE EDUCATION COURSE
Economics of Energy and the Environment

March 26 - 27, 2009
9:00am - 5:00pm

Haas School of Business
Helzel Boardroom (Room F-299)
2nd floor of the Faculty Wing
2220 Piedmont Ave.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-1900

 

Instructors

Severin Borenstein, Director of U.C. Energy Institute, Co-Director of CSEM and E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley.

James Bushnell, Research Director of U.C. Energy Institute, Co-Director of CSEM and Lecturer at the Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley.

Course Description

Energy market operations and environmental regulation have increasingly become intertwined. An understanding of one is crucial for a complete understanding of the other. Drawing heavily on the tools of economics, this course will cover the fundamental concepts behind various approaches to environmental regulation and their impacts on energy markets. The consequences of various regulatory strategies will be examined in the context of the continuing changes in the organization and regulation of energy markets.

Suggested Readings

http://www.ucei.berkeley.edu/CSEM/ExeEd2009/EEE_Reading_List2009.pdf

Who Should Attend?

Management and senior level regulatory staff with minimal training in economics or electricity regulation;

Professional staff interested in the economics of environmental regulation; and

Energy industry professionals interested in understanding the interplay between environmental regulation and market outcomes.

 

Lecturers Profiles

Severin Borenstein is Co-Director of CSEM, a Professor of Business Economics at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, and Director of the University of California Energy Institute. Professor Borenstein holds a Ph.D. in economics from MIT. His research focuses on business competition and government regulation. He is the author of many articles on competition in electricity markets and on the gasoline and oil markets. Professor Borenstein also has done extensive research on the airline industry. He has advised many state and federal agencies and state and foreign governments on energy and airline matters. He is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge , Massachusetts . Professor Borenstein previously served as a member of the Board of Governors of the California Power Exchange.

James Bushnell is Co-Director of CSEM, Research Director of the University of California Energy Institute and a Lecturer at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. Dr. Bushnell holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from UC Berkeley. His research focuses on many aspects of operations, regulation and competition in the electricity industry. He is the author of many articles covering such topics as auction design, transmission planning and investment, market power, and energy demand. Dr. Bushnell serves on the California 's Independent System Operator's Market Surveillance Committee and has served on the Market Monitoring Committee of the California Power Exchange.