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The course aims to provide the student with the knowledge of the relations between energy (supply, consumption, technology) and economy in the last two centuries. Special attention will be paid on the impact of economic activities on the environment.
The course focuses on the impact of the energy factor in the economic system in a long-term perspective. In particular, we will look at the existing relationships between economic growth and energy consumption, the geoeconomic and geopolitical aspects of the energy market and energy supply, the change in energy paradigms in advanced economies, the challenges of the environmental issue. In this wider contest, specific attention will be paid to companies operating in the energy sector or obliged to take on the issue of energy as a crucial one. Students will therefore be urged to adopt both macroeconomic and microeconomic perspectives. The final aim is to present various methods of analysis and to employ different research and investigation tools, thus highlighting the interdisciplinary character of the subject.
The course will integrate the basic knowledge of economic history acquired in the bachelor program framing the following topics into an historical perspective:
energy sources and their exploitation (geoeconomy and geopolitics of energy; technological paradygms)
energy policies (economic policies, dependency and self sufficiency for energy consumption)
energy and society (consumptions, living standards)
the energy business (business history, history of companies and firms in the energy sector)
environment and economic development
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
At the end of the course, the student will know the different aspects of the recent history of energy as a basic issue of the economic system and will be able to understand properly the various existing relations in this multidisciplinary field. That will give the students fundamental tools to analyze the world they live in.
Basic knowledge of economic history
The course will be taught via frontal lectures.
History, economic history, business history.
Environment, economic development.
Energy sources. Supply and demand of energy.
Geoeconomy and geopolitics of energy.
Reading materials and bibliography will be indicated during the lessons and via aulaweb.
Office hours: On Wednesdays, 10-12
Office hours: Dipartimento di Economia - I floor - office n. 1020 Phone: (+39) 010209 - 5479 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org On Thuesday h 15-17 by appointment due to sanitary emergency rules please contact me by e.mail in order to plan a meeting in my office or on Teams/Skype For any change see the web page of the course on Aulaweb
BEGINNING OF THE LESSONS September 2022
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam will be oral and will contain questions on the the topics treated in the course and in the texts and reading materials.
The exam will evaluate knowledge and understanding of the contents of the course with the goal of assessing the student’s ability to apply in economic analysis the tools and the methods learned.
Other information will be provided during the course. The same rules apply for non-attending students.