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June 21st, 2017
2018 Summer School
Summer School on
Climate Change Assessment: Economic Models and Evaluation
Venice, 30 June
- 6 July 2018
The 2018 Summer School will take place from June
30th to July 6th 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 2018 Summer School is the Climate Change
Assessment: Economic Models and Evaluation Criteria.
The objective of the 2018 School is to provide students with a
broad understanding of the theory and practice of welfare
assessment of economic climate change models, and more generally
in the evaluation of long-term environmental economic problems. We
focus on two different perspectives: (i) how to construct
analytical and numerical climate change models; and (ii) how to
design appealing welfare criteria for climate change assessment.
Different economic models and evaluation criteria can lead to
vastly different policy recommendations, partially undermining
their influence. Some models and criteria can imply pathologic or
socially unacceptable implications; for example, when evaluating
risk, uncertainty, inequalities, and endogenous population. These
issues are addressed in a synthesis of the modelling and
evaluative perspectives, following the recent advances in climate
The 2018 School aims at Ph.D. students and Postdocs working on
related topics; Ph.D. students are expected to be in the process
of writing a thesis chapter on positive or normative aspects of
welfare assessment of climate change (or related long-run
integrated policy assessment problems). Attendants will present
their research and will receive valuable feedback from the other
participants as well as from the School lecturers. An assigned
tutor will provide individual feedback during consultation time.
The School is organized with the support of the Oslo Center
for Research on Environmentally Friendly Energy (CREE) and UiO
Energy, University of Oslo.
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