January 29th, 2014
2014 Summer School
EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School on
Venice, July 6th- 12th, 2014
The Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change
The 2014 Summer School will take place from July the 6th to July the 12th at the VIU campus on the Island of San Servolo, in Venice, located just in front of St. Mark's Square. The topic covered by the 2014 Summer School is The Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change.
There is no doubt that both adaptation and mitigation will be necessary to reduce the impact of anthropogenic global warming on the economy. The objective of the School is to provide tools and methods to understand how economists frame the problem of adaptation to climate change. The lectures will start with an introduction to the theory of adaptation to climate change and will then focus on specific sectors or impacts – tropical cyclones, agriculture, forestry and ecosystems, water. Two final lectures will introduce the use of integrated assessment modeling tools to study optimal adaptation to climate change.
The Summer School is aimed at Ph.D. students that are already writing a thesis on the economics of adaptation to climate change and want to engage into a highly interactive exchange with experts in the field. Students will be asked to present an advanced version of their research work and will receive valuable feedback from fellow students and from the School professors. Students will also be assigned a tutor that will provide individual feedback during consultation time.
School co-ordinators: Emanuele MASSETTI and Robert MENDELSOHN
- Brian H. HURD
Professor of Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business
New Mexico State University
Topic: Concepts and Methods for Assessing Water Sector Responses to Climate Change
- Emanuele MASSETTI (School co-coordinator)
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei - FEEM
Topic: Adaptation in Agriculture
- Robert MENDELSOHN (School co-coordinator)
Sterling Professor of Economics
Topic: Introduction and tropical cyclones
Professor of Economics
Ohio State University
Topic: Forestry and Ecosystems
- Richard S. J. TOL
Professor of Economics
University of Sussex
Topic: Sea level rise and Integrated assessment modeling
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