Markets, Public Policy & Law

  • QST PL 851: Sustainable Energy Business Models and Policies
    The course will feature a series of 13 speakers, each from one area of sustainable energy business, in a discussion that connects the business strategy, business model, public policy and regulatory drivers that affect the business. The areas featured include solar and wind energy, the smart grid, energy efficiency businesses, energy storage, and several others. The goal of the course is to (1) introduce business students to this specialized area and to the range of subjects they will need to learn if they intend to pursue a career in this sector; (2) show students how different sustainable energy companies define their business model to respond to transformations and opportunities in their industry, and how that business model interacts with public policies. Students from outside of Questrom may enroll with permission of instructor, based on knowledge of energy technologies, regulation, and basic energy economics.
  • QST PL 852: Sustainable Electric Power: The Future Clean Power Ecosystem
    This course will provide a solid understanding of the technology, regulation, and business of electric utilities. It will explain how the electric grid is changing into a sustainable, zero-carbon system - both the technologies and policies. It will also explain the original sales and business models of utilities and how utilities are moving into new lines of business, pricing, and business models. Finally, it will provide an overview of the rapidly expanding commercial clean energy ecosystem that surrounds and interacts with modern utilities.
  • QST PL 861: Emerging Issues in Business and Law
    You ask your outside lawyer or your company's legal department whether you can undertake some activity without violating the law. You are annoyed when you are told "Well, maybe. It depends". You want a yes-or-no answer, not a game of twenty questions. Why can't your lawyers give you a straight answer? Why do they make everything more complicated? What language are they speaking? Most business people ask these questions. If you do business you cannot avoid dealing with lawyers. You can allow your interactions with lawyers to frustrate you, or you can learn how lawyers think so that you can better manage them. Emerging Issues in Business Law introduces graduate business students to fundamentals of legal analysis by focusing on timely legal problems of particular interest to business. Students develop familiarity with substantive legal principles and leave the course with the ability to recognize legal issues, discuss them intelligently, and understand why the lawyers seem incapable of giving a simple answer. The course uses lectures to provide a common foundation of knowledge. It is primarily discussion based, using a question and answer format to engage students in the process of legal analysis.
  • QST PL 882: Public Policy Analysis
    Graduate Prerequisites: FE730/PL714/727
    This course explores the economics of the public sector and the impact government policy and programs have on society and business. The course provides students with tools to systematically examine the financing and measure the impact of government policies and regulations. It explores the rationale for government intervention, appropriate levels of intervention and how to measure the effectiveness of policies and regulations. This course is helpful to those who desire a deeper understanding of the central role government plays in the economy and how government impacts the business and nonprofit sectors.
  • QST PL 898: Directed Study: Markets, Public Policy, and Law
    Graduate Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and the department chairman
    Graduate-level directed study in Markets, Public Policy, and Law. 1, 2, or 3 cr. Application available on the Graduate Center website.
  • QST PL 899: Directed Study: Markets, Public Policy, and Law
    Graduate Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and the department chairman
    Graduate-level directed study in Markets, Public Policy, and Law. 1, 2, or 3 cr. Application available on the Graduate Center website.
  • QST PL 998: Directed Study: Markets, Public Policy, and Law
    Graduate Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and the department chairman
    PhD-level directed study in Markets, Public Policy, and Law. 1, 2, or 3 cr. Application available on the Graduate Center website.
  • QST PL 999: Directed Study: Markets, Public Policy, and Law
    Graduate Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and the department chairman
    PhD-level directed study in Markets, Public Policy, and Law. 1, 2, or 3 cr. Application available on the Graduate Center website.