CALL FOR APPLICATIONS EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics

Climate Change Assessment: Economic Models and Evaluation Criteria
30 June – 6 July 2018 – Venice, Italy

www.feem.it/ess18/

Deadline for applications: February 15th, 2018

The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Venice International University (VIU) are pleased to announce their annual European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics for postgraduate students.

The 2018 Summer School will take place from the 30th June to the 6th of July at the VIU campus on the Island of San Servolo, in Venice, located just in front of St. Mark’s Square. The topic covered by the 2018 Summer School is the Climate Change Assessment: Economic Models and Evaluation Criteria.

The objective of the 2018 School is to provide students with a broad understanding of the theory and practice of welfare assessment of economic climate change models, and more generally in the evaluation of long-term environmental economic problems. We focus on two different perspectives: (i) how to construct analytical and numerical climate change models; and (ii) how to design appealing welfare criteria for climate change assessment.

Different economic models and evaluation criteria can lead to vastly different policy recommendations, partially undermining their influence. Some models and criteria can imply pathologic or socially unacceptable implications; for example, when evaluating risk, uncertainty, inequalities, and endogenous population. These issues are addressed in a synthesis of the modelling and evaluative perspectives, following the recent advances in climate change economics.

The 2018 School aims at Ph.D. students and Postdocs working on related topics; Ph.D. students are expected to be in the process of writing a thesis chapter on positive or normative aspects of welfare assessment of climate change (or related long-run integrated policy assessment problems). Attendants will present their research and will receive valuable feedback from the other participants as well as from the School lecturers. An assigned tutor will provide individual feedback during consultation time.

FACULTY

Matthew ADLER
Richard A. Horvitz Professor of Law and Professor of Economics, Philosophy and Public Policy, Duke University

Geir ASHEIM (School Co-Coordinator)
Professor of Economics, University of Oslo

Marc FLEURBAEY
Robert E. Kuenne Professor in Economics and Humanities Studies, Princeton University

Reyer GERLAGH
Professor of Environmental Economics, Tilburg University

Paolo PIACQUADIO (School Co-Coordinator)
Associate Professor of Economics, University of Oslo

Christian TRAEGER
Professor of Economics, University of Oslo

ADMISSION AND SCHOLARSHIPS

The Summer School is aimed at Ph.D. students who are writing a thesis on the dynamic macro-economics of environmental and resource problems or climate change and Postdocs who want to engage into a highly interactive exchange with experts in the field. Students will be asked to present an advanced version of their research work and will receive valuable feedback from fellow students and from the School professors.

Application is restricted to 2018 EAERE members, both European and non European citizens.

The application form, information on participation fee and scholarships, and the Summer School regulations are available in the Summer School website.

Summer School Secretariat
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
ess@feem.it
www.feem.it/ess18