Economics serving society

CLIMATE CHANGE - Impacts, adaptation and political constraints

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Two modes of participation are offered for the 2021 Edition:

  • In person, taking into account the highest sanitary measures to protect the participants and professors. On site, our parisian campus offers teaching and logistics space: classrooms, teaching theater, garden, coffee and lunch breaks facilities...
  • Online, proposing interactive lectures in real time and, beyond, online office hours with professors to facilitate interactions. PSE offers technologies and process that will ensure high quality communication for online participants, both with professors and with other participants.
  • For all the participants, full sets of lecture notes and presentations will be made available, as well as the recordings of the courses.

Please note that reimbursment is guaranteed in full for sanitary reasons related to COVID-19.

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 mitigate climate change? What are the links between migration, natural disasters and climate change? Does international trade mitigate or exacerbate the impacts of natural disasters and climate change? What is the role of lobbying and information policies in defining climate policies?


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 important evolution of academic thinking on climate change, makes important points that should be useful for people working in the policy world (for example, about the efficiency of some specific instruments), and review the up-to-date techniques that are now used to do research on this topic, allowing professionals to read and discriminate between good research and less interesting publications.

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