Summer School - Environmental and Resource Economics, 9 - 26 May 2016, Nepal

Publish Date: Feb 09, 2016

Deadline: Feb 26, 2016

Event Dates: from May 09, 2016 12:00 to May 26, 2016 12:00

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is organizing a Summer School in Environmental and Resource Economics from May 9 - 26, 2016. The workshop seeks to introduce economists to different themes in environment and development economics and to provide skills to teach and carry out research in this area. Economists interested in upgrading their knowledge and developing research proposals for later submission to SANDEE are invited to apply.

What can you expect from the Summer School?

The summer school will cover topics related to the inter-linkages between environment and development, including common property resources, externalities and market failures, non-market valuation, ecosystem services and environment and health. Participants will be exposed to theoretical issues, economic methods and training in STATA.

Who will teach the course?
The course will be taught by: Sir Partha Dasgupta, Prof. Emeritus, Cambridge University; A.K. Enamul Haque, Prof. East-West University; Mani Nepal, Sr. Environmental Economist, SANDEE; E. Somanathan, Executive Director, SANDEE and Professor, ISI, Delhi; Jeffrey Vincent, Professor, Duke University.

Who should attend the course?
The ideal participant has a Masters or Ph.D. in economics and understands microeconomics, calculus and basic econometrics. Junior to mid-career university faculty and researchers, especially women, are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to researchers with research proposals submitted to SANDEE. Candidates trained in environmental economics or planning on overseas graduate education are not eligible to apply. 

What are you expected to do during the course?
Participants are expected to read material prior to coming to the Summer School and before lectures, complete assignments and present a research concept note. Working days may extend beyond 9 am to 5 pm. You can check the agenda for the last course in the link below. 

SANDEE will cover costs of course material, international travel, food and stay during the Summer School for deserving candidates, which will be around $2500. Institutions who would like to train their researchers can send suitable candidates bearing the above costs. All participants are required to pay a $100 registration fee and are responsible for local travel, visa fees and all other personal expenses.

How to Apply?
Interested and eligible candidates from South Asian countries can apply with the following information (not exceeding 5 pages total):

1. a one-page cover letter indicating how such a course will be useful in teaching and research activities, the applicant's exposure to basic mathematics (e.g., calculus, linear algebra) and computing skills (e.g., spread sheet, statistical software), and the name of the person nominating him/her (if any):

2. a three page research concept note (a precursor of a research proposal) in one of these three topics - Ecosystem Services, Economics of Climate Change and Policies and Programs for Greener Development. The concept note should include a discussion on the research problem and its policy relevance, a clear research question(s), a short literature review that discusses at least 3 key peer reviewed journal articles related to the proposed analytical framework, empirical methods (data requirement, collection and analysis) and expected outcomes.

3. a brief CV (no more than one page) indicating professional responsibilities/activities, (please include current job and institutional details), educational qualifications, (highest degree/ institution), date of birth and two most important research publications, if any.

Please email your application to Anuradha Kafle at by February 26, 2016.

We request you to pass this information to interested colleagues. We are also seeking nominations from colleagues who have been part of SANDEE activities. Approximately 24 participants will be invited.

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