Economics serving society

CLIMATE CHANGE - Impacts, adaptation and political constraints

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The impact of climate change on the economy (for example, agriculture, income, migration, etc.) and appropriate regulation of « the greatest externality the world has ever seen », as the Stern Review puts it, are increasingly at the center of the policy and scientific debate.

How do we measure the impacts of climate change on economic outcomes? What are the relevant economic instruments to combat climate change in a globalized world? How can migration and trade help countries and individuals mitigate the impacts of climate change and/or disasters? How do lobbying and information acquisition influence the actual climate policies?

Important: within the context of the covid-19 international health crisis, the 2020 PSE Summer School has been cancelled


The Climate Change program introduces participants to the cutting-edge research on the topic and familiarizes them with the relevant methods of analysis (econometric analysis, dynamic modelling).

« This one-week programme gave me a different perspective on the topic and provided me with a better overall perception. It is a huge plus for research purpose. » Nathan, 2019


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Intermediate knowledge of Environmental Economics (master or very strong undergraduate). Knowledge of modern econometric methods is also required.

How will professionals benefit from the programme

The programme presents the evolution of academic thinking on climate change, while stressing important points that are useful if you are working in the policy world (for example, about the efficiency of specific instruments). It also reviews the up-to-date techniques that are now used to do research in this field to allow you to read and discriminate between good and less informative research.

How will students benefit from the programme

It offers a cutting-edge review of the field (with a relatively large selection of topics, depending on each professor) and allows you to identify the frontier on which you could base your own research.

« Thanks to the PSE Summer School I met people with whom I still keep in touch and introduced me to an important literature. » Kristina, 2018

Participants profiles

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Table of contents - Climate Change