Political Economy of Energy Policy
Course Code: PUBLG012
Course Tutor: Dr Slava Mikhaylov (Department of Political Science)
Assessment: One 3,000 word essay/research paper
Credit Value: 15
About this course
This course focuses on the intersection of politics and economics of energy policy. We examine theoretical and empirical aspects of regional and international markets for conventional and renewable energy resources. We also analyse how public policy affects energy markets and how energy interests may shape public policy. We discuss the issue of energy security and the relationship between natural resources and economic development. In this course we introduce and utilise tools of policy analysis to understand the main contemporary issues related to the energy sector.