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247 sec. 1 - Energy and Infrastructure Project Finance (Spring 2013)

Instructor: Allan T. Marks  (view instructor's teaching evaluations | profile)
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Units: 1
Course Control Number (Non-1Ls): 49739


This course will explore the key commercial, legal, economic and policy issues affecting the development and financing of infrastructure projects, with special emphasis on practical concerns related to investments in alternative energy and other power generation facilities and transportation facilities.

Many of these topics will be raised in the context of comparative, real-world case studies of different types of energy and infrastructure projects. Issues specific to cross-border or international transactions will be discussed as relevant. By the end of the course, within the specific context of mobilizing capital to meet the growing demand for clean power and critical infrastructure, students should gain an understanding of the following general concepts:

* how commercial and financial interests, regulation, private contracts and market factors dynamically interrelate;
* how to optimize/analyze financing structures, leverage and investor return;
* how various project risks are identified, allocated, mitigated and priced, and the roles of contracts, hedges and insurance products in managing risk;
* how regulatory incentives and public policy choices either curtail or facilitate particular investment opportunities, often in unintended ways; and
* how finance plays a role in moving new energy technologies from lab to market, from small-scale deployments to large-scale, and across national borders.

Please note this course will meet Sunday 3/3 and Sunday 3/17 from 9am-5pm, C125 Cheit Hall.

Exam Notes: TH
Course Category: Business Law
This course is cross-listed in the following categories:
Environmental Law
International and Comparative Law
Law and Economics
Public Law and Policy

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  • Modern project finance
    Benjamin C. Esty
    Publisher: [New York] : J. Wiley, c2004.
    ISBN: 9780471434252
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $80.00
    Note: prices are sampled from internet bookstores. Folletts prices are unavailable at this time.

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