STIA-382 Energy Finance, Policy & Markets
Spring for 2017-2018
There is a multi-trillion dollar transition underway as policy imperatives and new technology begin to bring the world from a period of unprecedented economic growth harvesting fossil fuels into our next energy age in which new technology will dominate the energy world. This class will examine how policy and markets influence the actual economics for energy projects, which in turn define how energy investments and resources are deployed around the globe. We will use a series of modules to examine the practical implications of how policy frameworks are actually applied by the marketplace to make decisions about what energy infrastructure to build around the world. We will look at the real economic reasons for policy success and failure (and unintended consequences) through the lens of real energy projects and case studies.
STIA-382-01 Problems in Energy Security
Fall for 2017-2018
This course will focus on the strategic problems posed by nations’ pursuit of energy. The course will use a case-based approach to examining how states conceptualize the challenge of energy security, and how those concepts shape policies. The course will examine competition for oil and natural gas resources, the relative role of states vs. markets in energy, pipeline politics, international nuclear power concerns, global climate change, energy sector restructuring, and possible future scenarios and technologies.
The instructor for the course, Dr. Theresa Sabonis-Helf, will be a visiting professor at Georgetown during the 2009-10 academic year. She is a Professor at the National War College/National Defense University. She worked on energy and environmental policy matters in the Soviet Union in 1988 and 1991 and has worked in eight successor countries. Her research focuses on energy and environmental issues and national security.
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