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ECONOMIC HISTORY FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

CODE 108140
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 11427 MANAGEMENT FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSITION (MEET)(LM-77) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/12
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    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.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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.

    PREREQUISITES

    Basic knowledge of economic history

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course will be taught via frontal lectures.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    History, economic history, business history.

    Environment, economic development.

    Energy sources. Supply and demand of energy.

    Geoeconomy and geopolitics of energy.

    Technology

    Firms

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Reading materials and bibliography will be indicated during the lessons and via aulaweb.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    MARCO DORIA (President)

    ANDREA ZANINI

    LUISA PICCINNO (President Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    BEGINNING OF THE LESSONS September 2022

     

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The exam will be both written and oral and will contain questions on the the topics treated in the course and in the texts and reading materials.

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    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.

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Other information will be provided during the course. The same rules apply for non-attending students.