Education

Energy Institute at Haas

Executive Education Course Economics of Energy and the Environment

Economics of Energy and the Environment:

Buehler Alumni Center
AGR Hall
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616

July 31 - August 1, 2012

 

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.


Course Syllabus

Day One

Session 1:                                          9:30am – 11:00am     

Fundamentals of Electricity Regulation                   

  

Session 2:                                         11:15am – 12:45pm

Competitive Wholesale Electricity Markets 

Lunch Break                                       12:45pm – 1:45pm

 

Session 3:                                            1:45pm – 3:15pm

Market Power in Electricity Markets 

 

Session 4:                                           3:30pm – 5:00pm      
Energy Externalities     

                               

Day Two

 

Session 5:                                         9:00am – 10:30am

Regulating the Environment: Taxes vs. Emissions Limits 

 

Session 6:                                        10:45am – 12:15pm  

The Economics of Cap-and-Trade Mechanisms   

 

Lunch Break                                      12:15pm – 1:30pm

 

Session 7:                                           1:30pm – 3:00pm

Cap-and-Trade: Implementation Issues

 

Session 8:                                            3:15pm – 4:45pm

Economics of Renewable Energy       

 

Instructors

Severin Borenstein, E.T. Grether Professor of Business Administration and Public Policy at the Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley.

 

James Bushnell, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, U.C. Davis.


Reading List


Cost for two-day course:

Government/Non-Profit rate
$625 (early registration on or before July 2, 2012)
$675 (registration on or after July 3, 2012)

Private-Sector rate
$1,625 (early registration on or before July 2, 2012)
$1,675 (registration on or after July 3, 2012)

Lunch will be provided on both days.

 

Reserved parking in the South Entry Parking Structure is available for $10.00 and must be selected during registration.

 

Non-reserved, visitor parking is $7.00 per day and can be found in either the South Entry Parking Structure, located off of Hilgard Lane, or Visitors Lots 1 & 2, located behind the South Entry Parking Structure.