Energy Markets Lab

Course Description: 

This course provides the opportunity for students to engage first-hand in the operations of energy markets and the impact of regulation on the energy sector. Students will work on specific projects to enhance their practical skills in the world of economics, business and governance by working with companies and organizations. The topics chosen provide students with the chance to contribute to the policy making arenas through analysis, research and interviews with key stakeholders. The energy lab is an extension of two courses focused on EU policy and business environments: Energy Markets and Innovation Policies and Energy Policies and Strategic Management. One of these courses is a perquisite that runs in parallel to the energy lab. The purpose of the lab is to expose students to real-world issues, strategies and policy environments that businesses and organizations operate within.  The two labs hold different orientation depending on the projects. Students working on projects focused on energy markets and regulations will attend these sessions.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Learn how to assess policy making process at both the national and EU level
  • Gain a firm foundation of assessing a specific energy sector and the market structure
  • Evaluate the role and impact of regulation on the energy sector, business or society.
  • Cross-disciplinary approach to education and how multiple perspectives join in the policy and business realm
  • Work with an external organization, company or on a real-world project within CEU
Assessment: 

Final project:

50% individual project

20% group project

5% final presentation

In-class mini-assignments

(5 x 5%= 25% of final grade

Prerequisites: 

Energy Markets and Innovation Policies or Energy Policies and Strategic Management (running parallel to this course)

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