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Massimo Filippini: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2016

Name Prof. Dr. Massimo Filippini
FieldEnergy and Public Economics
Address
Energy and Public Economics
ETH Zürich, ZUE E 15
Zürichbergstrasse 18
8092 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 632 06 49
Fax+41 44 632 10 50
E-mailmfilippini@ethz.ch
URLhttp://www.eepe.ethz.ch/
DepartmentManagement, Technology, and Economics
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
151-0906-00LFrontiers in Energy Research Restricted registration - show details
This course is only for doctoral students.
2 credits2SM. Mazzotti, R. S. Abhari, G. Andersson, J. Carmeliet, M. Filippini
AbstractDoctoral students at ETH Zurich working in the broad area of energy present their research to their colleagues, to their advisors and to the scientific community.
ObjectiveKnowledge of advanced research in the area of energy.
ContentDoctoral students at ETH Zurich working in the broad area of energy present their research to their colleagues, to their advisors and to the scientific community. There will be one presentation a week during the semester, each structured as follows: 20 min introduction to the research topic, 30 min presentation of the results, 30 min discussion with the audience.
Lecture notesSlides will be available on the Energy Science Center pages(www.esc.ethz.ch/events/frontiers-in-energy-research.html).
363-0514-00LEnergy Economics and Policy
It is recommended for students to have taken a course in introductory microeconomics. If not, they should be familiar with microeconomics as in, for example,"Microeconomics" by Mankiw & Taylor and the appendices 4 and 7 of the book "Microeconomics" by Pindyck & Rubinfeld.
3 credits2GM. Filippini
AbstractAn introduction to principles of energy economics and applications using energy policies: demand analysis, economic analysis of energy investments and cost analysis, economics of fossil fuels, economics of electricity, economics of renewable energy, market failures and energy policy, market-based and non-market based instruments, demand side management and regulation of energy industries.
ObjectiveThe students will develop the understanding of economic principles and tools necessary to analyze energy issues and to formulate energy policy instruments. Emphasis will be put on empirical analysis of energy demand and supply, market failures, energy policy instruments, investments in power plants and in energy efficiency technologies and the reform of the electric power sector.
ContentThe course provides an introduction to energy economics principles and policy applications. The core topics are
-Demand analysis
-Economic analysis of energy investments and cost analysis
-Economics of fossil fuels
-Economics of electricity
-Economics of renewable energies
-Market failures and energy policy
-Market oriented and non-market oriented instruments
-Demand side management
-Regulation of energy industries
Literature- International Handbook on the Economics of Energy
by Joanne Evans (Editor), Lester C. Hunt (Editor)

- Energy Economics
Concepts, Issues, Markets and Governance
Bhattacharyya, Subhes C.
1st Edition, 2011, XXVI, 721 p. 267 illus, 83 in color.
Prerequisites / NoticeIt is recommended for students to have taken a course in introductory microeconomics. If not, they should be familiar with microeconomics as in, for example, "Microeconomics" by Mankiw & Taylor and the appendices 4 and 7 of the book "Microeconomics" by Pindyck & Rubinfeld.
364-0513-00LEmpirical Methods in Energy and Environmental Economics Restricted registration - show details 3 credits2VA. L. Martinez Cruz, M. Filippini, W. Greene
AbstractThis course is designed for PhD students interested in Energy and Environmental Economics. It is open to advanced Master students from D-MTEC and D-MATH (ETH Zurich).

The focus of the lectures is on applied econometrics in the energy and environmental fields.
ObjectiveThe goal is to present a coherent description of discrete choice modelling (e.g. conditional logit model) and its generalization in the form of count modelling (e.g. Poisson and negative binomial models) and survival analysis (e.g. proportional hazard Weibull model).

The contents and discussions put emphasis on real examples and policy applications. The presentations and discussions are based on a selection of recent research papers relevant to the covered topics. In each section of the seminar, the students will have the opportunity of reviewing and presenting some of the relevant papers to the class.
ContentPart I: Discrete Choice Models; Professor Greene (16 hours)

1. Binary choice
2. Ordered choice
3. Multinomial choice
4. Multinomial choice and heterogeneity
5. Latent class models
6. Mixed logit

Part II: Count and survival; modelling; Dr. Martinez-Cruz (13 hours)
1. Count modelling
1.a Poisson model
1.b Negative binomial model

2. Survival modelling
2.a Parametric survival models (e.g. Weibull)
2.b Semi-parametric survival models (e.g. Box-Cox)

3. Latent class specifications
Lecture notesDuring the course of the lecture notes will be made available to the students.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents are expected to have attended a course in advanced microeconomics and advanced econometrics.

Students will be required to bring for the lab sessions a laptop computer with the installed software (NLOGIT, STATA, or an equivalent package).