Since 2000 the European Association of Environmental and Resources Economists (EAERE), the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), and the Venice International University (VIU) have been successfully running their European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics. The broader objective of this series of events is to provide advanced training for young researchers from all over Europe and beyond on European issues of environmental and resource economics. The summer schools series are addressed to small groups of doctoral students in environmental and resource economics from all over Europe and beyond. They follow a traditional structure: lectures by professors, students' presentation, reading time, consultation sessions and social events. The faculty is comprised of leaders in the field, and offers an overall coverage of the specialist area.
This year's Summer School will take place from the 25th of June to the 1st of July at the VIU campus on the Island of San Servolo, in Venice, located just in front of Piazza San Marco.
The theme of this Summer School is Computable General Equilibrium Modeling in Environmental and Resource Economics. Environmental policies are increasingly assessed not only on the basis of their environmental effectiveness but also depending on the associated economic impacts with respect to efficiency and incidence. These three dimensions of Sustainable Development, i.e. environmental quality, economic performance and equity concerns are intertwined and subject to tradeoffs. The quantification of tradeoffs requires the use of numerical model techniques. Computable general equilibrium models have meanwhile become an established analytical framework for evaluating the economy-wide and environmental implications of policy intervention on resource allocation and income of agents. In this context, the Summer School provides a comprehensive introduction to applied general equilibrium analysis of environmental policies by internationally renowned experts. After presenting the basic technique, the lecturers will discuss the theoretical background and illustrative applications to four key areas of environmental economics: (i) trade and environment, (ii) environmental regulation and technological change, (iii) double (triple) dividend hypothesis of green taxation, and (iv) international environmental agreements. Practical instruction and hands-on training on how to develop and use CGE models on GAMS (General Algebraic Modeling System) will be provided.
This activity is part of the ESS RESECON project, that has received funding from the European Community's Sixth Framework Programme, Marie Curie Actions - Human Resources and Mobility.
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