2017 Special lecture of economics and politics in energy

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Energy Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Tokimatsu Koji  Murayama Takehiko  Fujimura Shuzo  Goto Mika  Izumida Ryosuke  Maeda Akira  Yoshikawa Hisashi  Kutani Ichiro 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Intensive ()  
Group
-
Course number
ENR.B436
Credits
1
Academic year
2017
Offered quarter
2Q
Syllabus updated
2017/4/21
Lecture notes updated
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Language used
Japanese
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Course description and aims

The outline of the classes are as follows. It is required to understand various aspects of energy in society, industry, economy, and policy as well as technology. In this course, lectures compactly provide those aspects in view of risks in energy by explaining topics in the various fields. This provision enlightens students who will consider work in energy related industries. Considering technology-oriented students in our university, the contents starts from risks in energy technology, dynamism in energy industry, international affairs and market in energy, risks and management in policy. The lecture compactly gives essences in each and related fields and actual examples.
The aim of this course is for students from various origins and carriers after their graduations to understand various concepts related to the academic fields without any basic knowledge, and to give various knowledge and toolboxes to carry out their business after their graduation with memorize. This course SOLELY provides categorized and structured aspects of cross points in society, industry, economy, and policy as well as technology of energy. It is recommended to take this course for many students because it is consisted to be useful for business situations after graduation. The lineup of the course is listed as below to help students for course selection.
1 risk governance of energy technology (prof. Takehiko MURAYAMA)
In order to deploy energy technology in real society, risk assessment and risk governance in energy technology to understand and deploy various background ideas such as technology and risk, social acceptance and phycology. Such ideas are understood via actual technology deployment of renewable energy and nuclear.
2. Innovation management in energy technology (prof. Shuzo FUJIMURA)
Lecture provides innovation theory (relation among science, technology, and industry), innovation systems, and relations of social consciousness among engineers. So called major “high-tech” energy industries are treated, such as semiconductor, fuel cell, solar cell, organic electroluminescence, Fullerene, and carbon nanotube. Risks in research and development and technology management in energy related industry are understood.
3 industrial organization in energy (prof. Mika Goto)
Lecture explains actual examples of surrounding environmental changes and risks, political issues related to energy industries so that students can understand economic analysis on energy industry. The examples are, how energy industry will be changed by unbundling the power sector (generation, transmission, and distribution), by overviewing structure and institutions of energy industry and analyzing business situations of energy companies.
4. Dynamism in energy industry; power, automobile, and IT (Mr. Ryosuke Imaida, GF Research LLC, Founder & CEO)
Near-future trend related to energy industries are explained via analyzing the case studies; such as rise and fall of Japanese electric industry, cross-sectional fusion and competition in automobile industry (e.g., Google and Toyota) and smart grid (power, gas, IT, developer).
5. international order in energy and energy security (Ken Koyama, Ph.D., Managing Director, Chief Economist, Strategy Research Unit, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan)
Near-future trend related to energy security issues are provided, starting from 1) price formulation mechanisms in international market in oil, gas, and coal, 2) international organizations like the International Energy Agency (IEA) for stabilization of price, supply, international trade, and order, 3) energy demand increase in China, India, and ASEAN countries, 4) Shale gas revolution in US, and 5) international affair in Mid East.
6. Economics and finance in energy market (prof. Akira MAEDA, the Univ. of Tokyo)
Lecture provides basics of asset market, price determinant and its volatility risk, and stabilization to understand financial engineering such as deliberative in energy market.
7 energy policy (prof. Hisashi Yoshikawa (the university of Tokyo))
Lecture provides historical trend up to present of interpretation and evaluation over Japanese surrounding energy risks such as industrial sophistication, market stabilization, securing resources, by various political countermeasures (regulation, administrative directive, taxation, subsidy) and policy making process. Students can consider near-term desirable policy making.

Student learning outcomes

Following abilities are acquired through this course.
1) Understand and explain various concepts treated in socio-economics and policy of energy
2) Targets settings for various problems in energy and their solutions, to which you can apply the explained concepts and tools in the class

Keywords

socio-economics of energy, risks, management, industry, security, market, policy

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

In the beginning of some 10 minutes of each class, short review will be provided on the previous class, then to proceed the day’s class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 outline of the course, risk governance of energy technology Explain risk assessment and governance of energy technology
Class 2 Innovation management in energy technology Explain risks in research and development and technology management
Class 3 industrial organization in energy Explain changes and risks in energy industry
Class 4 Dynamism in energy industry Explain dynamic trends surrounding energy related industries
Class 5 international order in energy and energy security Explain energy security and its international order
Class 6 Economics and finance in energy market Explain energy market and role of finance
Class 7 energy policy Explain policy measures to cope with various risks

Textbook(s)

unspecified

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Course materials will be distributed. Related reference books are introduced in each class

Assessment criteria and methods

every homework (10 point/times X 7 times) plus 30 point for a final report

Related courses

  • ENR.A408 : Economy of energy system
  • GEG.S402 : The economics and systems analysis of environment, resources and technology
  • GEG.E421 : Energy&Environment-1

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

nothing

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

tokimatsu.k.ac[at]m.titech.ac.jp、+81-45-924-5533 (transferred to business celler phone, anytime available to catch)

Office hours

unspecified. Please contact to meet anywhere at Ookayama, Suzukakedai, and Tamachi

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