Calendar

LEC # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction

2 Balance Sheets and Income Statements

The Time Value of Money

Discrete and Continuous Compounding

Problem set 1 due
3 Time Value of Money Mechanics (cont.) Problem set 2 out
4 The Effects of Inflation

Calculation of Capital Costs

Problem set 3 out

Problem set 2 due

5 Depreciation, Capital Recovery, and Taxes

6 Depreciation, Capital Recovery, and Taxes (II) Problem set 3 due
7 Levelized Cost of Product

Carrying Charges

Problem set 4 out
8 Methods for Project Evaluation Problem set 4 addendum out
9 Methods for Project Evaluation (II): Nuclear Power Economics

10 Quiz #1 Problem set 4 due
11 Retirement/Replacement Problems

Cost of Capital

Problem set 5 out
12 Evaluating Projects under Uncertainty

13 Economics of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (I): Material Balances and Simple Cost Models Problem set 5 due
14 Economics of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (II): Enrichment Case Study Problem set 6 out
15 Reprocessing and MOX Recycle: Economics and other Considerations Problem set 6 due
16 Nonproliferation, Safeguards, and Export Controls

17 Proliferation-resistance and Nuclear Energy

18 Quiz #2

19 Externalities: Accounting and Regulation

20 Nuclear Waste Management (I)

21 Nuclear Waste Management (II)

22 Risk Perceptions, Communication and Public Attitudes

23 Future of Nuclear Power

24 Term Project Presentations

25 Term Project Presentations