CLIMATE CHANGE - Impacts, modeling and regulation

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Everything you need to know about the Climate Change programme 2017 is in the dedicated brochure: download this document (pdf format) with all the courses objectives, topics, structure and references.
June 19th > June 23rd

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OVERVIEW

Climate change impacts on the economy (on income, inequalities, migrations) and appropriate regulation of « the greatest externality the world has ever seen », as the Stern Review puts it, have emerged as central themes in public economics. This PSE summer school program aims at teaching participants the latest progress in research on the topic and to familiarize them with the relevant methods to analyze the issue (dynamic modelling, econometric analysis). How do we measure the impact of climate change on economic outcomes? How do we model a dynamic externality? What are the relevant economic instruments to combat climate change? How can cooperation between countries be favored?

The course approaches these questions by drawing on theory and empirical research. It develops applications on the specific impacts of temperature and rainfall on income and economic growth, and includes practice sessions illustrating the econometric methods presented in class, using the STATA software. Note that students are expected to have basic knowledge of the STATA software. The lecture sessions on climate change modelling will deal with issues such as calibration, discounting, uncertainty and climate-economy feedbacks. 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 work to be presented and discussed by fellow participants and faculty in daily workshops.

PREREQUISITES

Graduate or strong undergraduate level in economics.

PROFESSORS

  • Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline graduated from École Centrale Paris and is a Professor in Economics in University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne and a member of the 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 a researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and an associate member of the Paris School of Economics. 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 a Directeur d’Etudes at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and is Professor at Paris School of Economics. He holds a PHD from Toulouse University under the supervision of Jean-Jacques Laffont. 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, Princeton). 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 researcher at the CNRS and associate member of Paris School of Economics. She obtained her PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Berkeley. A specialist in environmental economics, she has taught classes in the field in academic institutions in France, Scandinavia, and the U.S. 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 member of Paris School of Economics. She holds a PhD from Ecole Polytechnique, and she was a postdoc fellow at the University of California, Berkeley for two years. Her research interests focus on the link between trade liberalization and the environment, from the existence of pollution havens to the role of trade in mitigating the costs of climate change, and on the political economy constraints on environmental policies. https://www.parisschoolofeconomics.eu/en/ollivier-helene/
  • Katheline Schubert earned her PhD from Univ. Paris 1. She is full professor at University Paris 1 and associate chair at Paris School of Economics. 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: Fanny Henriet

SCHEDULE

Monday June, 19th
8.30 am - 9 am Welcome coffee
9 am - 10.30 am Katrin Millock, Measuring the impacts of climate change on economic outcomes
10.30 am - 10.45 am Coffee break
10.45 am - 12.15 pm Katrin Millock, Measuring the impacts of climate change on economic outcomes
12.15 pm - 1.45 pm Lunch - Workshop presentations
1.45 pm - 3.15 pm David Martimort, Lecture on international environmental agreements
3.15 pm - 3.45 pm Coffee break
3.45 pm - 5.15 pm David Martimort, Lecture on international environmental agreements
5.30 pm - 7 pm Thomas Piketty, Inequality and Macroeconomics - Plenary Lecture

Tuesday June, 20th
9 am - 11 am Katrin Millock, Measuring the impacts of climate change on economic outcomes
11 am - 11.30 am Coffee break
11.30 am - 1 pm Katrin Millock, Measuring the impacts of climate change on economic outcomes (Practice)
1 pm - 2.45 pm Lunch - Workshop presentations
2.45 pm - 4.15 pm Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline, Efficiency and distributional impacts of climate policy
4.15 pm - 4.45 pm Coffee break
4.45 pm - 6.15 pm Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline, Efficiency and distributional impacts of climate policy

Wednesday June, 21st
9 am - 11 am Katrin Millock, Measuring the impacts of climate change on economic outcomes
11 am - 11.30 am Coffee break
11.30 am - 1 pm Katrin Millock, Measuring the impacts of climate change on economic outcomes (Practice)
1 pm - 2.45 pm Lunch - Workshop presentations
2.45 pm - 4.15 pm Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline, Efficiency and distributional impacts of climate policy
4.15 pm - 4.45 pm Coffee break
4.45 pm - 6.15 pm Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline, Efficiency and distributional impacts of climate policy

Thursday June, 22nd
9 am - 10.30 am Katheline Schubert, Climate change modeling
10.30 am - 10.45 am Coffee break
10.45 am - 12.15 pm Katheline Schubert, Climate change modeling
12.15 pm - 1.45 pm Lunch - Workshop presentations
2 pm - 3.30 pm Hélène Ollivier, Regulating a global externality
3.30 pm - 3.45 pm Coffee break
3.45 pm - 5.15 pm Hélène Ollivier, Regulating a global externality

Friday June, 23rd
9 am - 10.30 am Fanny Henriet, Climate change modeling
10.30am - 11 am Coffee break
11 am - 12.30 pm Fanny Henriet, Climate change modelling
12.30 pm - 2.15 pm Lunch - Workshop presentations
2.15 pm - 3.45 pm Hélène Ollivier, Regulating a global externality
3.45 pm - 4 pm Coffee break
4 pm - 5.30 pm Hélène Ollivier, Regulating a global externality


  • Participant profiles, Fees, application file and deadline... How to apply?
  • The complete 2017 brochure is available in pdf (115 pages, 8 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