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