2 Classes (21 Units)15.031J (12), 15.4331 (9)
15.031J Energy Decisions, Markets, and Policies
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 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.
15.4331 Financial Markets
Covers financial theory and empirical evidence for making investment decisions. Topics include portfolio theory; equilibrium models of security prices, including the capital asset pricing model and the arbitrage pricing theory; empirical behavior of security prices; market efficiency; performance evaluation; and behavioral finance. Meets with 15.433 when offered concurrently. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments. Preference to Course 15 students.
This class has 15.411 as a prerequisite.
15.4331 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. Pan.
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.
You can find more information at the 15.4331 Class Site site.
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