Call for Application – Summer School on "Economic Foundations for Energy and Climate Policies"

DIW Berlin, EUI-Florence School of Regulation, Technical University Berlin, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, University College London and Université Libre de Bruxelles are happy to announce a PhD Summer School on "Economic Foundations for Energy and Climate Policies".

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The Summer School will be held from 9th to 13th September 2019 at DIW Berlin.

Objectives

The main objective of the School is to provide Economics PhD students with high-level academic training on the micro-economic foundations of energy and climate policy instruments. The School is also aimed at supporting the development of a PhD-student network for students interested in the topic, and connect them with top academics in the field.

Instructors and topics

  • Carmen Arguedas (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): “Monitoring and enforcement of energy and climate policies”
  • Simone Borghesi (EUI-Florence School of Regulation): “Economic Foundations and modeling of Emission Trading Systems”
  • Natalia Fabra (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid): “Competition and market design issues in electricity markets”
  • Andreas Lange (University of Hamburg): “Behavioral economics of climate and energy policies”
  • Karsten Neuhoff (DIW Berlin, Technical University Berlin): “The theoretical foundation of a policy mix”

Format and regulations of the school

  • The format of the school will be seven halfday sessions of teaching by prominent academics plus two half-day sessions with policy makers.
  • The teaching will be  of a ‘learning by doing’  style based on instructors’ papers that are considered frontier in the field, where students can see applications of methodologies/models that they have previously learned. 
  • Accepted applicants will be sent papers in advance for preparation for the School.
  • Accepted applicants will be required to write and hand in a research proposal after the School.
  • For the evaluation of the proposals there will be a matching between students and instructors (based on preferences). The instructor to which the student is matched reads, gives feedback and marks the research proposal (pass/fail). A late hand in of the proposal will correspond to a fail.
  • Attendance to the School will be certified (pass/fail). Applicants are invited to check with the course organizer at their institution if they can get credit for their course work.
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Accepted applicants must attend the School for its entire duration.
  • Accepted applicants must be proficient in English.

Application instructions

The Summer School is targeted to PhD students in Economics. Selection will be based on a motivation letter and CV.

Mandatory documents (to be uploaded as a single pdf file) are:

- curriculum vitae

- a motivation letter (max 1 page)

The deadline for applications is 30th April 2019. Please apply only through this link.

Important dates

- 30th April 2019: Deadline for applications

- 15th May 2019: Acceptance notifications

- 1st August: Papers are sent in preparation for the School

- 9th – 13th September: Summer School

- 15th October: Deadline for research proposals

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