Energy Economics And Policy


Prof. Shyamasree Dasgupta

IIT Madras

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Similar to many other branches of applied economics, energy economics emerged with therealization that “energy” is a scarce resource. This course covers the economic principles that guide energy related behavior of both the producers and the consumers of energy and the policy regime that has emerged to govern it. The course has four building blocks: understanding energy as a scarce resource, various aspects of energy demand and supply with a focus to policies that are in place to promote renewable energy supply and finally, a much needed discussion on interaction between energy, environment and climate change. The course aims at broadening the vision of students while making any energy related decision as a technology developer, energy manager, entrepreneur, policy maker, researcher in future or simply for personal energy use in day to day activities.


Primarily the graduate students working in the area of energy economics and energy policy domain. This course will also be useful for general audience


Any foundational course in Economics


Power sector; energy consulting firms; renewable energy production units, policy makers


Prof. Shyamasree Dasgupta is an Assistant Professor at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in Indian Institute of Technology Mandi. She is an economist by training. Her teaching and research interest remains in the area energy, environment, climate change and sustainable development. She obtained Ph.D and M.Phil in Economics from Jadavpur University, Kolkata,India with SYLFF Fellowship. She is a member of several active academic/research networks including International Association of Energy Economics, Indian Society for Ecological Economics, The Indian Econometric Society etc. She was a contributing author in the Industry chapter of IPCC AR 5.

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Course Details

Week 1: Energy as a resource; classification, measurement and accounting
Week 2: Energy Demand-Part I- Analyzing past, present and future demand
Week 3: Energy Demand-Part II – Demand Side Management, policies and behavioural issues
Week 4: Energy Supply- Part I – Economics and policies of non-renewable energy supply
Week 5: Energy Supply- Part II –   Economics of electricity supply and renewable energy and related policies
Week 6: Energy Market
Week 7: Special topics on energy, environment and climate change – Part I
Week 8: Special topics on energy, environment and climate change – Part II


1. Bhattacharyya, Subhes. C. (2011).Energy Economics: Concepts, Issues,Markets and Governance. Springer.London, UK. (Selected chapters)
2. Stevens, P. (2000). An Introductionto Energy Economics. In Stevens, P.(ed.) The Economics of Energy, Vol.1, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK.
3. Selected contemporary journal articles


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