ESPM 102D CLIMATE AND ENERGY POLICY
Upper-level course, offered in the spring semester.
This intermediate-level course engages with both the politics and the design of climate and clean energy policy, with a particular focus on the United States. It offers an introduction to key concepts and tools for political and policy analysis, while examining case studies at the intersection of energy and climate policy. Analytical themes covered include (1) political strategies toward climate change, (2) policy instruments, their effectiveness, efficiency and equity, (3) key actors and institutions in the US climate and clean energy policy process, (4) the effects of policy on markets and technological innovation, and (5) the relationship between US policy and global politics.
ESPM 217 POLITICAL ECONOMY OF ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Doctoral seminar, offered in the fall semester.
This graduate-level seminar engages with the comparative and global political economy of energy and climate change. This interdisciplinary course draws from political science, international relations, political geography, sociology and economics. The seminar introduces students to both a range of social science theories and to the specific problem structures of climate politics and policy. The readings reflect this in that they include theoretical works and case studies. Analytical themes covered include (1) comparative climate and energy politics, (2) non-state actors (3) institutions and global politics, and (4) markets and technological change.
EWMBA 292T.11 ENERGY TRANSITION AND CLIMATE INNOVATION
MBA course, offered in the spring semester.
This course for MBA students focuses on the conditions for climate innovation across industries, with a particular focus on the role of public policy. Key topics include a) identifying barriers, risks, and opportunities in energy transitions; b) understanding the role of different policy types and designs in driving climate innovation; c) the use of non-market strategies in power battles within and between industries over technological change; d) navigating geopolitical competition in clean energy markets; and e) strategies for accelerating innovation to meet the decarbonization challenge. The course will offer analytical tools and concepts to analyze the strategic environment for climate innovation and apply these to a variety of cases.