Lecture Notes

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1 Introduction (PDF)
2 Balance Sheets and Income Statements

The Time Value of Money

Discrete and Continuous Compounding
3 Time Value of Money Mechanics (cont.) (PDF)
4 The Effects of Inflation

Calculation of Capital Costs
(PDF - 1.0 MB) (PDF)
5 Depreciation, Capital Recovery, and Taxes (PDF)
6 Depreciation, Capital Recovery, and Taxes (II) (PDF)
7 Levelized Cost of Product

Carrying Charges
8 Methods for Project Evaluation (XLS)
9 Methods for Project Evaluation (II): Nuclear Power Economics (PDF) (PDF)
10 Quiz #1
11 Retirement/Replacement Problems

Cost of Capital
(PDF 1)

(PDF 2)
12 Evaluating Projects under Uncertainty (PDF)
13 Economics of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (I):
Material Balances and Simple Cost Models
14 Economics of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle (II): Enrichment Case Study (PDF - 2.9 MB) (PDF 1)

(PDF 2)
15 Reprocessing and MOX Recycle: Economics and other Considerations (PDF) (PDF)
16 Nonproliferation, Safeguards, and Export Controls

Guest Lecturer: Matthew Bunn, Harvard University
(PDF - 1.5 MB) (PDF) (Courtesy of Matthew Bunn. Used with permission.)
17 Proliferation-resistance and Nuclear Energy

Guest Lecturer: Matthew Bunn, Harvard University
18 Quiz #2
19 Externalities: Accounting and Regulation (PDF) (PDF)
20 Nuclear Waste Management (I) (PDF - 1.2 MB)
21 Nuclear Waste Management (II)
22 Risk Perceptions, Communication and Public Attitudes (PDF - 1.7 MB)
23 Future of Nuclear Power (PDF)
24 Term Project Presentations
25 Term Project Presentations