Course code ECN380

ECN380 Energy Markets and Regulation

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Course responsible: Olvar Bergland
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: School of Economics and Business
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2009-2010
Preferential right:
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Course contents:
The course covers central issues concerning energy markets and economic regulation in the energy sector. Specific topics include: 1) regulation of network providers through dynamic yardstick competition, 2) measuring efficiency with DEA (data envelopment analysis) and SFA (stochastic frontier analysis), 3) organization of energy markets, 4) modeling of energy markets, 5) stochastic production planning in hydropower systems, 6) investments under uncertainty.
Learning outcome:
The students shall acquire knowledge about and experience with the use of economic analysis tools as applied to economic and political issues in the energy sector.
Learning activities:
Lecture series on selected topics, exercises and project work.
Teaching support:
Open office 2 hours/week.
Syllabus:
Selected parts of Førsund (2007): 'Hydropower Economics', Coelli (2005) 'An Introduction to Efficiency and Productivity Anlaysis'. The reading list will be handed out at the first lecture.
Prerequisites:
BUS220, ECN201/ECN202, ECN280, ECN210.
Recommended prerequisites:
ECN301, ECN302, ECN311, ECN312, BUS331.
Mandatory activity:
Approved project report. An approved project report is valid for 2 years. No re-examination. 
Assessment:
Oral examination (100%). 
Nominal workload:
300 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse).
Reduction of credits:
-
Type of course:
About 30 hours of lectures, and 10 hours of organized project work.
Note:
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Examiner:
The external examiner is used to evaluate course content and to assess the final examination.
Examination details: Oral exam: A - E / Ikke bestått