EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics
Climate Change Assessment: Economic Models and Evaluation Criteria
June 30-July 6, 2018
The summer school is promoted in cooperation with the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) and Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and takes place at the VIU campus on the Island of San Servolo, in Venice, located just in front of St. Mark's Square.
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 Summer School is designed to last for 6 days and consists of about 35 contact hours and further several hours of scheduled reading and consultation time. The content of the School is a mixture of lectures, student presentations, consultation and reading sessions.
The activities open with a Welcome and Introduction session, in which the Summer School topics are introduced. A general open discussion, where all the lecturers are invited to briefly present their topics, can be organised to facilitate the students to become soon more familiar with the lecturers’ topics.
Each lecturer is expected to give a 3 hours lecture. Each student is also expected to make a presentation of about 40 minutes, which include also the time for questions and discussion. Students' papers must be completed and sent to the Summer School Secretariat by the 1st of June, 2018. In order to get prepared to the School, students will receive in advance all the available teaching material and the papers presented by the other participants.
In the reading sessions students can privately take their time to go into what really interest them thoroughly.
During consultation sessions students can privately consult with lecturers. It is up to the students to ask directly to a lecturer for a private meeting. Group consultations can be organised too. Private or group meetings during the consultation time can be held inside the classroom, which remains open until the end of the consultation session, or in any other available space of the VIU Campus such as in the cafeteria, in the beautiful garden surrounding the campus or in the campus' common areas. It is up to the students and lecturers to make the consultation as much formal or informal as they prefer. Also working groups can be organised during the consultation time. We strongly encourage all the students to take most advantage of the consultation time from the very beginning of the School.
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 Fee
The Summer School is targeted to doctoral and post-doctoral students. Admission is conditional on the presentation by each student of his/her doctoral work; 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.
Application is restricted to 2018 EAERE members.
Accepted applicants will be requested to pay a participation fee of EUR 300. The participation fee includes:
_accommodation in double rooms shared with Summer School colleagues for the duration of the School (from June 30th, 2018 for a maximum of 7 nights); single rooms can be provided on request: extra costs are to be covered by the applicant;
_breakfasts, lunches and dinners included in the School programme;
_downloadable course material;
The School Organisers make available a limited number of scholarships for the coverage of the travel costs for participation in the School. Please indicate in the application form if you would like to apply for a scholarship.
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