Undergraduate Course: Energy, environment and security: energy policy in Britain, France and the United States since 1974 (ECSH10063)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course examines the main developments in energy economics and policy in France, Britain and the United States since 1974. A background in first-year economics or British economic and environmental history is helpful to students taking this course.
Topics covered include: privatisation, liberalisation and regulation; natural resource depletion rates; trading and pricing of electricity; national security; short- and long-run pricing; cartels; renewables; and social discount rates.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| A pass or passes in 40 credits of first-level historical or economics courses or equivalent, and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second-level historical or economics courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Personal Tutors are asked to contact the History Honours Admissions Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 50 3767).
In addition, a background in first-year economics or British economic and environmental history is helpful to students taking this course.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students should have at least 3 History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission.
** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
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Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, a firm grasp of energy economics and the ability to apply these economic principles to historical material.
- Demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, an ability to read, analyse and reflect critically upon relevant scholarship.
- Demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, an ability to understand, evaluate and utilise a variety of qualitative and quantitative material.
- Demonstrate, by way of coursework and examination as required, the ability to develop and sustain scholarly arguments in oral and written form, by formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence.
- Demonstrate independence of mind and initiative; intellectual integrity and maturity; an ability to evaluate the work of others, including peers.
|Martin Chick Electricity and Energy Policy in Britain, France and the United States since 1945|
Steven Stoft Power System Economics
M A Adelman The Economics of Petroleum Supply
R Hirsh Power Loss: The Origins of Deregulation and Restructuring in the American
Electric Utility System
D Newbery Privatisation, Restructuring and Regulation of Network Utilities
J Griffin and S Puller(eds). Electricity Deregulation : Choices and Challenges
D. Helm Energy, the State and Market: British Energy Policy since 1979
A. Kahn The Economics of Regulation
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Martin Chick
Tel: (0131 6)50 3842
|Course secretary||Miss Lorna Berridge