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CLIMATE CHANGE - Impacts, adaptation and political constraints

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Coming soon - Everything you need to know about the 2019 Climate Change programme will be in the dedicated brochure (courses objectives, topics, structure and references). However, overview, prequisites and Professors are updated and available below.

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From June 17 to June 21, 2019

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Climate change impacts on the economy (on agriculture, income, migration) 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).

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. The main questions we cover are the following: 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?

The course is divided in five parts:

  • Measuring the impacts of climate change on agriculture (taught by Wolfram Schlenker)
  • Measuring the impacts of climate change and natural disasters on growth and migration (taught by Katrin Millock)
  • Trade and the Environment: Impacts and adaptation (taught by Hélène Ollivier)
  • Macroeconomics of climate change (taught by Katheline Schubert)
  • Lobbying and Private Politics (taught by Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline)


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 slots reserved for such presentations.


A pre-requisite knowledge of Environmental Economics at intermediate (Master or very strong undergraduate) level is preferable. Knowledge of modern econometric methods is also required.


  • Mireille Chiroleu-Assouline graduated from École Centrale Paris and is Professor in Economics at 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.
  • Katrin Millock is Research Fellow in Economics of the CNRS and Associate Professor of PSE. She holds a 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).
  • Hélène Ollivier is 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.
  • 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 migration. 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. 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.

Programme Supervisor: Hélène Ollivier

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