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.
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 email@example.com 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.