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Discussion 2/23/2015: What Does the Fall in Energy Prices Mean for Firms and Policymakers?

Journal Club Discussion: What Does the Fall in Energy Prices Mean for Firms and Policymakers?

Date: Monday, February 23, 2015.

Location: Huntsman (JMHH) G50

Time: 7:00 PM

Topic:  In the past six months the price of crude oil has halved.  Natural Gas is the cheapest it has been in 10 years.  Around the world people are spending less on energy, and continuing to use more of it.  Is the global energy system undergoing a paradigm shift?  If so, what is causing it?  Who are the winners and who are the losers?  How should governments respond (if at all)? What does the latest series of current events mean for the world’s energy future?

Join us on Monday to discuss your opinions, questions, and predictions.  All are welcome.


Reading: The article below (from the Jan. 17th 2015 issue of The Economist) is a good starting point for our discussion, but we encourage you to read other materials related to the recent drop in energy prices, or energy industry/policy in general.