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Fall 2017
Jan 17, 2018
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REES 453 - Caspian Energy: Theory & Prac
This course will examine the main trends in Caspian oil and natural gas production and export. It will also look at the influence of Caspian energy production on the political, social, economic and environmental developments of the Caspian region and the global implications of these developments.  The course aims to give students both skills for academic research on the Caspian region and also to give practical understanding and insights for students interested in working in the Caspian energy field.  Among the course topics: trends in oil and natural gas markets, rentier state economies and politics, energy export as a tool of foreign policy,  impact of Caspian energy on markets, energy production and conflict, EU legislation and energy import,  state revenue funds, national oil companies, foreign direct investment trends, foreign players in the Caspian (international oil companies, US, Russia, Iran, Turkey, China and Europe).  The course will include guest lectures by practitioners in the field of Caspian energy and a simulation led by the students. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Russian East European Stds Department

Course Attributes:
SFS/IPOL Foreign Policy, Mean Grade is Calculated

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