TIM275: Technology Management in Network Industries

Please note that prior to Fall 2011, the Technology & Information Management department was known as Information Systems Management.  For classes prior to Fall 2011, please see the ISM schedule page.



This course introduces analytical tools (optimization and simulation) for modeling firms┬┐ technology choices and market behavior for an industry with a network structure. Examples of industries with a network include electric power, airline, natural gas, water supply system and transportation sectors. These models are useful for planning investments in infrastructure such as network expansion (transmission lines), supply capacity (power plants, storages), and demand-side management, and for analysis of public policies. We will focus on electric power sector and illustrate how these models can be applied to studying climate change policies. Students will be encouraged to apply those tools to analyze other sectors in a class project.

5 Credits


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