July 2-8, 2017
EAERE-FEEM-VIU 2017 Summer School
Macroeconomics, Growth, and the Environment
The 2017 Summer School will take place July 2-8 at the VIU campus.
Some of the most pressing environmental and resource problems – including climate change, deforestation, urban air pollution – are closely related to economic growth. Environmental policies have macroeconomic impacts. The aim of the Summer School is to provide tools and methods to study the intersection between macroeconomics, economic growth, and the environment.
The lectures will first present theories of how environmental problems are coupled to – and can be decoupled from – population growth and technical change in the long run and will present work on how environmental policies affect the macroeconomy, growth and the direction of technological change. We will study green growth policies, long-run carbon pricing policies and the political and distributional aspects of environmental policies, with special attention to threshold effects and tipping points. The methods used in the summer school are mainly analytically-solvable dynamic models, calibrated models, and stochastic models.
Faculty and Lecture Topics
- Snorre Kverndokk
Frisch Centre Oslo, Norway
Topic: Inter- and intragenerational equity, climate finance, migration, north-south models.
- Pietro Peretto
Duke University, USA
Schumpeterian and Malthusian growth models with resources and population dynamics, sustainability, and the industrial-organization perspective
- Aude Pommeret
City University of Hong Kong, China
Topic: Aspects of thresholds, irreversibility and uncertainty in macroeconomic environmental policies.
- Armon Rezai
Vienna University of Economics, Austria
Topic: Social Cost of Carbon, political economy, overlapping generations models.
- Sjak Smulders (School coordinator)
Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Topic: Directed technical change, green growth policies.
Admission and Fee
The Summer School is aimed at PhD students who are writing a thesis on the dynamic macro-economics of environmental and resource problems or climate change and want to engage into a highly interactive exchange with experts in the field. Students will be asked to present an advanced version of their research work and will receive valuable feedback from fellow students and from the School professors.
Application is restricted to 2017 EAERE members, both European and non-European citizens.
15 February 2017: Deadline for applications.
1 March 2017: Acceptance notifications will be sent out from the March 1st, 2017.
15 March 2017: Deadline for payment of the participation fee.
1 June 2017: Delivery of final papers: Final papers for presentation must be received by the Summer School Secretariat before the June 1st, 2017.