Ess 2006 Edition: Computable General Equilibrium Modelling in Environmental and Resource Economics


The deadline for
applications is:
February 1st, 2006

Last update:
July 25th, 2006

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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.


July 25th, 2006
- Photos were added (Download Area/ESS Documents).

July 7th, 2006
- Some photos were posted (Download Area/ESS Documents).

July 6th, 2006
- All the lecture notes are now available (Download Area/Lectures Notes).
- The final programme overview was posted (Programme).
- The Summer School Overview was posted (Download Area/ESS Documents).

June 28th, 2006
- Some lecture notes were added (Download Area/Lectures Notes).

June 20th, 2006
- The printable version of the programme overview was posted (Programme, Download Area/ESS Documents).

June 19th, 2006
- Some lecture notes were added (Download Area/Lectures Notes).
- The Welcome Cocktail and Social Dinner's location changed (Programme).

June 13th, 2006
- The participant list was posted (Download Area/ESS Documents).

June 12th, 2006
- The provisional programme overview was updated (Programme).
- The Logistical Information in both web and .pdf format was updated (Download Area/ESS Documents).

June 6th, 2006
- The file Logistical Information in .pdf format was posted (Download Area/ESS Documents).

May 31st, 2006
- Prof. Boehringer and Rutherford's outlines were posted (Download Area/Lectures Notes).
- Some students' final papers were posted (Download Are/Students Papers).
- The provisional programme overview was updated with the student talks' order (Programme).

May 24th, 2006
- Prof. Gerlagh and Taylor's outlines were posted (Download Area/Lectures Notes).
- The provisional programme overview was posted (Programme).

May 22nd, 2006
- Prof. Roson's outline was posted (Download Area/Lectures Notes).


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.
Sole responsibility lies within the author and the Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.


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