Energy Economics and Natural Resources Management Concentration
The Concentration in Energy Economics and Natural Resources Management aims to provide ISET students with expertise in economics as required for the energy sector and the management of natural resources. Students from any country who successfully complete the first year of studies at ISET are eligible to participate in the concentration.
The concentration is registered in the Energy Economics Education database of the International Association for Energy Economics.
The concentration includes 4 core elective courses (12 credits), to be taken during the second year of study:
- Economics of Energy Markets (Norberto Pignatti, ISET)
- Natural Resources Economics (Rognvaldur Hannesson, Norwegian School of Economics)
- Environmental Economics and Policy (Hans Wiesmeth, Dresden University)
- One course to be selected among quantitative methods courses (ex. Program Evaluation, Advanced Time Series, Advanced Microeconometrics)
Students enrolled in the concentration have to attend the seminars and research workshops specifically designed for the concentration.
They also have to write a Master's Thesis, a Literature Critique or an Applied Project related to the concentration.
ISET assists students accepted into the concentration to secure a summer internship in a related field, so that they enter the concentration with some practical experience in the field. During the academic year, the students have additional opportunities to interact with firms and institutions operating in the field of energy and natural resources management both through a dedicated series of seminars and visits to operational sites.
In summer 2015 two students enrolled in the Concentration, Eka Tsopurashvili and Beka Gvachliani were invited to attend the Summer School in Natural Resources Management and Policy at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), where the "Norwegian Model" (applied to areas as diverse as electricity market, fisheries, petroleum) was presented by NHH faculty along with guest lecturers from other academic institutions and the business community. The Norwegian School of Economics covered all travel, housing and related costs.
You can find more information about the programme here NHH
Concentration Coordinator: Professor Norberto Pignatti, email@example.com