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News Call for Applications - 2013 EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics, June 30 - July 6, Venice, Italy


EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics
Uncertainty, Innovation and Climate Change

June 30th- July 6th, 2013 - Venice, Italy

Deadline for applications: February 1st, 2013

The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and Venice International University (VIU) are pleased to announce their annual European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics for postgraduate students.
The 2013 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 theme of this Summer School is Uncertainty, Innovation and Climate Change.

Uncertainty is a key component of climate change policy making. Although the anthropogenic warming of the planet is unquestioned, there still exist large uncertainties affecting several dimensions of the problem. From the severity and rapidity of changes, to effectiveness of innovation, the future is crucially characterised by uncertainty.

The Summer School will be of interest for students who have a thorough understanding of climate change economics and would like to contribute with original work focusing on the stochastic dimension of the problem.

The lectures will broadly cover:
- modelling tools to deal with uncertainty;
- expert elicitation of uncertain processes (with a specific focus on innovation process);
- risk perception and behavioral responses to risk and uncertainty related to climate change;
- integrated assessment modelling of climate change under uncertainty.



Erin BAKER, Associate Professor, Director, Wind Energy IGERT and University of Massachusetts Amherst (School Coordinator)
Uncertain innovation and climate change

Valentina BOSETTI, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei - FEEM (School Coordinator)
Modelling uncertain technical change

David V. BUDESCU, Anne Anastasi Professor of Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology and Fordham University
Risk perception and behavioural responses to risk and uncertainty

William NORDHAUS, Sterling Professor of Economics, Yale University
Uncertainty and climate change

Thomas F. RUTHERFORD, Professor, Agricultural & Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin Maddison
Modelling uncertainty, an overview


The Summer School is targeted to PhD and postgraduate students. Admission is conditional on the presentation of each student's doctoral work; therefore PhD students who want to apply normally need to be advanced in their PhD to have produced at least one substantive chapter, but not to have completely finished their thesis.
Application is restricted to 2013 EAERE members, both European and non-European citizens. Given the highly interactive activities planned at the Summer School, the number of participants is limited to 20.
There is no participation fee. All applicants can apply for a scholarship.
For further information on application and funding please access the Summer School Website at or contact the Summer School Secretariat.

Summer School Secretariat
Chiara Zanandrea
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei

This activity is part of the ICARUS project, a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant funded by the European Commission under the umbrella of the 7th Framework Programme.



Forthcoming events

2013 - EAERE 20th Annual Conference
June 26th - 29th, 2013, Toulouse, France 
Organisers: EAERE and Toulouse School of Economics 


2013 - European Summer School in Resources and Environmental Economics
June 30th - July 6th, 2013, Venice, Italy 
Topic: Uncertainty, Innovation and Climate Change
School Coordinators: Erin Baker, Associate Professor, Director, Wind Energy IGERT, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Valentina BosettiFondazione Eni Enrico Mattei - FEEM
Organisers: FEEM, EAERE and VIU


Contact information Summer School Secretariat Chiara Zanandrea Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (email:
News type Nomination
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Source of information Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
Keyword(s) Environmental Economics, Climate Change, innovation
Geographical coverage Italy
News date 14/11/2012
Working language(s) ENGLISH