The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) and the GEMCLIME Project partners Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science, are pleased to announce the 2020 European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics for postgraduate students.

The Summer School will take place from June 28th to July 4th at the campus of the Venice International University on the Island of San Servolo, Venice, located just in front of St. Mark’s Square. It is organised in cooperation with the Venice International University.

The School topic is Economic implications of climate change – Integrating the micro and macro dimension in data, modelling and approaches.


Climate change can induce large – or eventually extremely large – environmental and socio-economic damages. Macro-economic impacts are the final results of complex interactions across multiple impact chains and feedback occurring across the climate, the environmental and social economic system at different levels. So far, the analysis of the macro-economic consequences of climate change, either conducted with Integrated Assessment models, or with the support of econometric techniques, has chosen mainly an aggregated perspective: the “country” or the representative household as investigation units. This aggregation process however, poses several limitations: it does not allow to exploit the much richer detail provided by climate and climate impact models; it is not able to capture regional specificities with the risk of providing only marginal support to especially adaptation policy action; it fails to account intra country equity implications of impacts and policies producing biased evaluations of costs.

Improving upon these limitations is increasingly asked by policy making at all decision levels and is constantly flagged as an important area where research advancement is needed.

The literature is producing a new generation of macroeconomic assessments based upon the development sub-national and multi household computational general equilibrium models, of “gridded” integrated assessment models of econometric estimates to capture the micro economic dimension of adaptation.

The summer school aims to introduce students to these recent developments discussing the different methodological approaches and results.


  • Francesco Bosello – School Coordinator
    University of Milan and Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Italy
    Introducing the sub national dimension in the economic assessment of climate change impacts with CGE models
  • Enrica De Cian
    Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change, Italy
    How to find and use “high resolution” climate and economic data for climate change impact assessment
  • Matthew E. Kahn
    Johns Hopkins University, USA
    The Microeconomics of the Climate Change Adaptation Challenge
  • Onno Kuik
    Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Integrated assessment models for climate change impact assessment, and spatially explicit climate change damage functions
  • Araceli Ortega
    School of Government and Public Transformation (ex-EGAP), Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, MexicoIntroducing the multi household dimension in CGE models for the assessment of climate/energy policies

How to apply

The Summer School is targeted to doctoral and post-doctoral students. Admission is conditional on the presentation by each student of his/her doctoral work; therefore applicants normally need to be advanced in their PhD to have produced at least one substantive chapter, but not to have completely finished their thesis.

EAERE membership is not requested for applications, but it is encouraged. EAERE Membership is requested for accepted applicants: participation is restricted to 2020 EAERE members.

In order to apply please fill in the APPLICATION FORM.

Mandatory documents to upload are:

  • your curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of reference from your supervisor;
  • the first draft of the paper you would like to present – no length constraint. Full papers or extended abstracts are accepted; however, priority will be given to full papers.

Please note that mandatory documents are to be uploaded as a single pdf. file.

The deadline for applications is April 1st, 2020.

Participation fee

Accepted applicants will be requested to pay a participation fee of EUR 300. The participation fee includes:

  • accommodation in double rooms shared with Summer School colleagues for the duration of the School (from June 28th, 2020 for a maximum of 6 nights);  single rooms can be provided on request: extra costs are to be covered by the applicant;
  • breakfasts, lunches and dinners included in the School programme;
  • downloadable course material;
  • participation diploma.

Successful candidates will receive information about modes of payment once admitted to the School.


The School Organisers make available a limited number of scholarships for the coverage of the travel costs for participation in the School. Please indicate in the application form if you would like to apply for a scholarship.


  • Participation is restricted to 2020 EAERE members. Information on how to become a EAERE member is available in the EAERE website.
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Presentation of your submitted paper is conditional on acceptance to the Summer School.
  • All accepted applicants must attend the Summer School for its entire duration: they are requested to arrive on June 28th, 2020 and depart after that the School is over.
  • All accepted applicants will be required to pay a participation fee of EUR 300.
  • Accepted applicants who do not respect the stated deadlines will not be admitted.
  • As the School will be conducted in English, applicants should have an adeguate working knowledge of that language.


1 APR 2020: Deadline for applications.
10 APR 2020: Acceptance notifications will be sent out after April 10th, 2020.
25 APR 2020: Deadline for payment of the participation fee.
1 JUN 2020: Delivery of final papers: Final papers for presentation must be received by the Summer School Secretariat before June 1st, 2020.