2 Classes (21 Units)

15.031J (12), 15.4331 (9)

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15.031J Energy Decisions, Markets, and Policies

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Structured around choices and constraints regarding sources and uses of energy by households, firms, and governments, introduces managerial, economic, political, social and cultural frameworks for describing and explaining behavior at various levels of aggregation. Includes examples of cost-benefit, organizational and institutional analyses of energy generation, distribution, and consumption. Topics include the role of markets and prices; financial analysis of energy-related investments; institutional path dependence; economic and political determinants of government regulation and the impact of regulation on decisions; and other forms of government action and social norms regarding desired behavior and opportunities for businesses and consumers, including feedback into the political/regulatory system. Examples drawn from a wide range of countries and settings.

This class has 14.01, and 15.016 as prerequisites.

15.031J will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by D. Lessard, R. Schmalensee, S. Silbey and C. Warshaw.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Energy Decisions, Markets, and Policies site.

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15.4331 Financial Markets

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Provides students with a solid understanding of key financial markets and the empirical skills and tools used to support decision making. Employs an in-depth, empirically-driven exploration of markets, including equity, fixed income, and derivatives. Students apply real-world financial data to test and understand financial models, focusing on key risk factors and risk management concerns in these markets, along with the quantitative tools used to analyze risk. Discusses major institutions and players involved in each market, the evolution of the markets, and issues such as liquidity. Meets with 15.433 when offered concurrently. Expectations and evaluation criteria differ for students taking graduate version; consult syllabus or instructor for specific details. Preference to Course 15 students.

This class has 15.417 as a prerequisite.

15.4331 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018).

Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in E52-164.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

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