Smith Experience Abroad:
Doing Business in the European Union:
Energy Strategy and Policies
Spring term one-credit BUSI788E and spring term two credit
suppliers and governments confront energy economics that range from challenging
to scary. Whether producer or consumer, business leaders must make business
model and capital investment bets of historic proportions with unclear guidance
about energy supply availability and demand patterns.
Due to the strategic importance of energy policy, governments use market and
non-market mechanisms to shape capital investment behavior, and in many cases
are themselves the direct investors.
Government policy and practice in this arena has evolved along very different
lines in the EU and US. This course will explore the government-business
interface as it relates to energy industrial capital investments in these two