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BU5562: EMPIRICAL METHODS IN ENERGY ECONOMICS (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:52


Course Overview

This course will build on the skills introduced in the first semester Quantitative Methods and develop skills in applying a variety of empirical methods taught across the programme to issues in energy.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Euan Phimister

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of MRes Applied Economics (Studied) or MSc Applied Economics (Studied) or MSc (Econ) in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course will consider the application of a range of empirical methods. For each method, any required background to the method will be discussed, and the practical application of the technique to a case introduced. Applications may include: 1. Applying Investment Appraisal Methods: Developing a Spreadhseet Model, Sensitivity Analysis, Monte Carlo Simulation 2. Modelling Retail-Wholesale Price Margins in Energy Markets: The Impact of Market Structure; Econometric analysis of Retail-Wholesale Data 3. Modelling Energy Demand; Theory and Model specification; Econometric Issues 4. Modelling the Economics of a Fuel Mandate; Formulating a simple model of the market; Counter-factual analysis 5. Industry Analysis; Structure, Performance, Conduct; Testing the evidence

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MSc (Econ) in Petroleum, Energy Economics and Finance

Contact Teaching Time

114 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1 two-hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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