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School of Engineering
Course unit
INM0017109, A.A. 2016/17

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2015/16

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0528, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2016/17
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ENERGY ECONOMICS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ARTURO LORENZONI SECS-P/06

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines SECS-P/06 Applied Economics 9.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/09/2016
End of activities 20/01/2017

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
8 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 LORENZONI ARTURO (Presidente)
CALDON ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
7 A.A. 2016/17 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 LORENZONI ARTURO (Presidente)
CALDON ROBERTO (Membro Effettivo)
6 A.A. 2015/16 01/10/2015 30/11/2016 LORENZONI ARTURO (Presidente)
BIGNUCOLO FABIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: No one specific basic knowledge is required
Target skills and knowledge: Achieving a basic knowledge of energy markets and evaluating energy investments
Examination methods: Two written tests during the teaching time. If the vote is > or = 22/30 the vote can be registered, otherwise a oral esamination is required.
5 exams during the year: February, March, June, July, September, December
Assessment criteria: Knowledge of the topics seen during the lessons and ability to solve exercises on investment decisions
Course unit contents: Energy sector basic knowledge. Exaustible resources economic analysis, the Hotelling rule, the role of financial markets. Prices and market of fossil fuels. Market equilibria under competition, oligopoly and monopoly. Economic evaluation of energy investments; the role of uncertainty. The electricity sector, organization and operation.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Front lessons and classwork on investment choice. Literature is suggested for more in deep study
Additional notes about suggested reading: • J. Percebois, Economie de l’energie, Economica, Paris, 1989
• Giancarlo Pireddu, Economia dell’energia. I fondamenti. Dispense online, Università degli Studi di Pavia, 2009.
• L. De Paoli, A. Lorenzoni, Economia e politica delle fonti rinnovabili e della cogenerazione, FrancoAngeli, Milano, 1999
• Arturo Lorenzoni, Il risparmio Energetico, Il Mulino, 2012
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Zingales G. et Al., Dispense di Economia delle Fonti di Energia. Padova: Cleup, 1999. In corso di revisione Cerca nel catalogo