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Energy Economics

Concepts, Issues, Markets and Governance


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Subhes C. Bhattacharyya
    Pages 1-5
  3. Energy Demand Analysis and Forecasting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Subhes C. Bhattacharyya
      Pages 9-39
    3. Subhes C. Bhattacharyya
      Pages 41-76
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      Pages 77-106
    5. S. C. Bhattacharyya
      Pages 107-133
    6. Subhes C. Bhattacharyya
      Pages 135-160
  4. Economics of Energy Supply

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Subhes C. Bhattacharyya
      Pages 163-189
    3. Subhes C. Bhattacharyya
      Pages 191-220
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      Pages 219-225
    5. S. C. Bhattacharyya
      Pages 227-247
    6. Subhes C. Bhattacharyya
      Pages 249-273
  5. Energy Markets

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Subhes C. Bhattacharyya
      Pages 277-297
    3. Subhes C. Bhattacharyya
      Pages 299-324
    4. S. C. Bhattacharyya
      Pages 325-352
    5. Subhes C. Bhattacharyya
      Pages 353-381
    6. S. C. Bhattacharyya
      Pages 383-391

About this book


Since its modest beginning in the 1970s, the academic and research focus on energy has grown substantially and energy has established itself as an independent, interdisciplinary subject area. It attracts attention from people in a range of different fields including engineers, scientists, geologists, environmentalists, bankers, investors, policy makers and politicians. Energy Economics introduces the basic concepts of energy economics and explains how simple economic tools can be used to analyse contemporary energy issues.

Energy Economics is organised into six parts that give the reader a thorough grounding in various key aspects of the subject:

  • basic demand-related concepts and ideas used in energy economics;
  • supply-side economics;
  • energy markets, with specific emphasis on oil, gas and coal;
  • the application of simple economic principles in analysing contemporary energy issues;
  • environmental aspects of energy use; and
  • regulatory and governance issues.

Energy Economics is an easily accessible reference book for students of energy economics at the postgraduate level, as well as for a wider interdisciplinary audience. It provides readers with the skills required to understand and analyse complex energy issues from an economic perspective.

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Centre for Energy, Petroleum and MineralUniversity of DundeeDundeeUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Dr. Subhes Bhattacharyya is a senior lecturer in Energy/Petroleum Economics at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee, UK. He has been the Programme Director for the MSc in Energy Studies since October 2006. He also directs the MSc programme in Climate Change Economics and Policy.

Dr. Bhattacharyya is the founder co-editor of the International Journal of Energy Sector Management. He specialises in energy economics, energy planning and policy issues, regulation and restructuring of energy industries and energy environment interactions.

He has 25 years of experience in the energy sector in various capacities: graduate-level teaching in energy, research and industry experience. Dr. Bhattacharyya mainly focuses on applied, interdisciplinary energy research on developing economies, with a special emphasis on India and Thailand. He has published widely in peer-reviewed energy-related journals.

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