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2014 Summer School

EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School on
The Economics of Adaptation to Climate Change

Venice, July 6th- 12th, 2014

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)
    Senior Researcher
    Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei - FEEM
    Topic: Adaptation in Agriculture

  • Robert MENDELSOHN (School co-coordinator)
    Sterling Professor of Economics
    Yale University

    Topic: Introduction and tropical cyclones

  • Brent SOHNGEN
    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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