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CLIMATE CHANGE - Impacts, modeling and regulation

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Everything you need to know about the Climate Change programme 2018 is in the dedicated brochure: download this document (pdf format) with all the courses objectives, topics, structure and references.
June 18th > June 22nd

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OVERVIEW

Climate change impacts on the economy (on agriculture, income, migrations) 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. This PSE summer school program aims at teaching participants the cutting-edge research on the topic and to familiarize them with the relevant methods to analyze the issue (econometric analysis, dynamic modelling). How do we measure the impacts of climate change on economic outcomes? How do we model a dynamic externality? What are the relevant economic instruments to combat climate change in a globalized world?

The course is divided in three parts:

  • Measuring the impacts of climate change (taught by Wolfram Schlenker and Katrin Millock)
  • Climate change modeling and the precautionary principle (taught by Fanny Henriet, Katheline Schubert and David Martimort)
  • Regulation of a global externality: distributional impacts and trade impacts (taught by Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline and Hélène Ollivier)

Emphasis is put on introducing tools and developing intuition. There will be practice sessions illustrating the econometric methods presented in class, in particular on the impacts of temperature and rainfall on economic outcomes, using the STATA software. Note that students are expected to have basic knowledge of the STATA software. The objective of the course is to equip the participants with the background and tools needed as a researcher to contribute to this dynamic field.

Participants will have the opportunity to submit a paper to be presented within this program. Selected papers will be presented in front of participants and faculty in daily slots reserved for such presentations.

PREREQUISITES

A pre-requisite knowledge of Environmental Economics at intermediate (Master or very strong undergraduate) level is preferable. A basic knowledge of Stata is also recommended.

PROFESSORS

  • Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline graduated from École Centrale Paris and is Professor in Economics in University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and PSE. Her research and expertise are about environmental economics, and more specifically about taxation and its economic impact, policies to curb the greenhouse effect, the social and environmental responsibilities of firms, and interactions between NGOs, firms and public decision-makers in the environmental field. https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/chiroleu-assouline-mireille/
  • Fanny Henriet is Research Fellow in Economics of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and Associate Professor at PSE. She holds a PhD from PSE. Her research interests go from resource and environmental economics, energy transition to broader public economics. https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/henriet-fanny/
  • David Martimort holds a position as Directeur d’Etudes at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and is Professor at PSE. He holds a PhD from Toulouse University. He is a specialist in Incentives Theory and its applications. He coauthored with J-J Laffont the reference textbook on the topic (“The Theory of Incentives,” 2002). His research spans a broad area from Industrial Organization, Regulation to Development Economics, Political Economy and Public Economics, with a special emphasis on issues related to regulatory and public governance. https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/martimort-david/
  • Katrin Millock is Research Fellow in Economics of the CNRS and Associate Professor of PSE. She obtained her PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Berkeley. Her current research is focused on environment and development, and recently she coordinated a project on climate-induced migration funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR). https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/millock-katrin/
  • Hélène Ollivier is a Research Fellow in Economics of the CNRS and Associate Professor of PSE. She holds a PhD from Ecole Polytechnique, and she was a postdoc fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests focus on the link between trade liberalization and the environment, and on the political economy constraints on environmental policies. https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/ollivier-helene/
  • Wolfram Schlenker is Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs and the Earth Institute at Columbia University. He holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a specialist in the evaluation of impacts from climate change, especially on agriculture, as well as on migrations. He is currently part of the board of reviewing editors for Science, and part of the steering committee for NBER program on Environment and Energy Economics. http://www.columbia.edu/ ws2162/
  • Katheline Schubert is Professor in Economics at University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and PSE. She holds a PhD from University Paris 1. Her research is in environmental and natural resource economics, the economics of climate change, dynamic macroeconomics and growth theory. https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/schubert-katheline/

Programme Supervisor: Hélène Ollivier

SCHEDULE

Monday June, 18th
8.30 am - 9 am Welcome coffee
9 am - 11 am Katheline Schubert, Climate Change Modeling and the Precautionary Principle
11 am - 11.15 am Break
11.15 am - 1.15 pm David Martimort, Climate Change Modeling and the Precautionary Principle
1.15 pm - 2.15 pm Lunch
2.15 pm - 4.15 pm Wolfram Schlenker, Measuring the Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture
4.15 pm - 4.30 pm Break
4.30 pm - 5.30 pm Workshop/Discussion
From 6 pm Welcome Cocktail

Tuesday June, 19th
9 am - 11 am Fanny Henriet, Climate Change Modeling and the Precautionary Principle
11 am - 11.15 am Break
11.15 am - 12.45 pm Katrin Millock, Measuring the Impacts of Climate Change and Natural Disasters on Growth and Migration
12.45 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 3.30 pm Workshop/Discussion
3.30 pm - 3.45 pm Break
3.45 pm - 5.45 pm Wolfram Schlenker, Measuring the Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture
From 6 pm Social event

Wednesday June, 20th
9 am - 11 am Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline, Regulation of a Global Externality
11 am - 11.15 am Break
11.15 am - 12.45 pm Katrin Millock, Measuring the Impacts of Climate Change and Natural Disasters on Growth and Migration
12.45 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 3.30 pm Workshop/Discussion
3.30 pm - 3.45 pm Break
3.45 pm - 5.45 pm Wolfram Schlenker, Measuring the Impacts of Climate Change on Agriculture
6 pm - 7 pm François Bourguignon, Plenary lecture

Thursday June, 21st
9 am - 11 am Helene Ollivier, Regulation of a Global Externality
11 am - 11.15 am Break
11.15 am - 12.45 pm Katrin Millock, Measuring the Impacts of Climate Change and Natural Disasters on Growth and Migration
12.45 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 3.15 pm Practice session
3.15 pm - 3.30 pm Break
3.30 pm - 5.30 pm Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline, Regulation of a Global Externality
From 6 pm Social event

Friday June, 22nd
9 am - 11 am Helene Ollivier, Regulation of a global externality
11 am - 11.15 am Break
11.15 am - 1 pm Workshop/Discussion
1 pm - 2 pm Lunch
2 pm - 3.30 pm Practice session
3.30 pm - 4 pm Break
4 pm - 6 pm Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline, Regulation of a Global Externality
From 6 pm Farewell cocktail/certificates


  • Participant profiles, Fees, application file and deadline... How to apply?
  • The complete 2018 brochure is available in pdf (114 pages, 16 Mo)
  • You’ve chosen this programme and you want to apply ? Go directly to the website www.pse-application.eu
  • Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly: summer-school psemail.eu