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Energy Economics - Advanced Energy and Resources Policy



#70130 / #2

SS 2016 - SS 2017

Fakultät VII

H 33

Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre und Wirtschaftsrecht

37311500 FG Volkswirtschaftlehre, insb. Wirtschafts- und Infrastrukturpolitik

Hirschhausen, Christian

Hirschhausen, Christian

POS-Nummer PORD-Nummer Modultitel
2346392 37332 Energy Economics - Advanced Energy and Resources Policy

Learning Outcomes

The students obtain an understanding for the functioning of different energy and resource sectors from a political and environmental economy perspective. Different appraoches are presented and compared, e.g. institutional economics, microeconomics, and a political economy approach. These methods are then applied to selected energy and resource sectors, e.g. fossil fuels, metal markets, renewables, as well as local and global pollutants. The module includes the writing of a term paper with a specific focus, generally based on current issues.


Methodological appraoches to energy, resource and environmental policies from an institutional, microeconomic, and political economy perspective. Application to concrete energy and resource sectors.

Module Components


All Courses are mandatory.

Course Name Type Number Cycle Language SWS
Energy Economics - Advanced Energy and Resources Policy IV 71 15 L 33 WS English 4

Workload and Credit Points

Energy Economics - Advanced Energy and Resources Policy (IV):

Workload description Multiplier Hours Total
Class attendance 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
Class preparation and follow-up 15.0 4.0h 60.0h
Exam preparation 1.0 30.0h 30.0h
Preparation of paper and presentation 1.0 30.0h 30.0h
180.0h(~6 LP)
The Workload of the module sums up to 180.0 Hours. Therefore the module contains 6 Credits.

Description of Teaching and Learning Methods

Integrated classroom learning

Requirements for participation and examination

Desirable prerequisites for participation in the courses:

There are no prerequisites for the participation in this module.

Mandatory requirements for the module test application:

1. Requirement
Modul70188 [Mikroökonomik (4 LP)] passed
2. Requirement
Modul70128 [Energiewirtschaft - Energie- und Ressourcenpolitik (EW-POL)] passed
3. Requirement
Modul70262 [Wirtschaftspolitik (4 LP)] passed

Module completion



Type of exam

Portfolio examination

Type of portfolio examination

100 points in total



Test elements

Name Points Categorie Duration/Extent
Group Presentation and Paper 30 No information
Written Exam 70 No information

Grading scale

No grading scale given

Test description (Module completion)

The portfolio examination consists of the following elements, adding up to a maximum of 100 credits. The grading follows the joint conversion key of the School of Economics and Management (decision of the school's council dated May 28, 2014 - FKR VII-4/8-28.05.2014).

Duration of the Module

The following number of semesters is estimated for taking and completing the module:
1 Semester.

This module may be commenced in the following semesters:

Maximum Number of Participants

This module is not limited to a number of students.

Registration Procedures

Please note the information posted on the website.

Recommended reading, Lecture notes

Lecture notes

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Electronical lecture notes

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Recommended literature
A list of relevant literature will be provided in the course and on the course website.

Assigned Degree Programs

This moduleversion is used in the following modulelists:

Verwendungen (6)
Studiengänge: 1 Stupos: 1 Erstes Semester: SS 2016 Letztes Semester: SS 2017

Students of other degrees can participate in this module without capacity testing.


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