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2017 Summer School EAERE-FEEM-VIU

Macroeconomics, Growth, and the Environment


Venice, July 2-8, 2017


The 2017 Summer School will take place from the 2nd to the 8th of July at the VIU campus on the Island of San Servolo, in Venice, located just in front of St. Mark's Square. The topic covered by the 2017 Summer School is the Macroeconomics, Growth, and the Environment.


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:



Frisch Centre Oslo, Norway

Topic: Inter- and intragenerational equity, climate finance, migration, north-south models.



Duke University, USA

Topic: Schumpeterian and Malthusian growth models with resources and population dynamics, sustainability, and the industrial-organization perspective.



City University of Hong Kong, China

Topic: Aspects of thresholds, irreversibility and uncertainty in macroeconomic environmental policies.



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 Ph.D. 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.
The application form, information on participation fee and scholarships, and the Summer School regulations are available in the Summer School website.




15 FEB 2017: Deadline for applications.

1 MAR 2017: Acceptance notifications will be sent out from the March 1st, 2017.

15 MAR 2017: Deadline for payment of the participation fee.

1 JUN 2017: Delivery of final papers: Final papers for presentation must be received by the Summer School Secretariat before the June 1st, 2017.


Summer School Secretariat

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei



Applications open for the VIU Graduate Seminar "Global Change and Green Economy according to the Sustainable Development Goals".

The seminar will take place from September 12 to 16, 2016, on San Servolo Island, Venice, and will be addressed to Phd candidates in the fields of global change and sustainability studies, economics, environmental sciences.

Applications open until September 5.


For more information and application form please follow this link.



Thank you for your application.

After the registration closure you will receive a confirmation about your candidature.

For further information please write to:

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VIU Graduate Seminar

September 12-16, 2016


Applications open until September 5.


Prof. Carlo Giupponi,

Dean of VIU and Director of Venice Centre for Climate Studies,

Professor of Environmental Economics, Dept. Economics, Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia

In collaboration with Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, PhD in Science and Management of Climate Change.


Level of students and suitable fields of study:
PhD candidates in the fields of global change and sustainability studies, economics, environmental sciences, from any of VIU member universities (applications from  graduate students and from PhDs from other universities will  be considered).

The school will introduce and widen the challenges within the newly introduced Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) and the circular economy approach, focusing on SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and production and SDG 13 Climate Action, linking them through the green economy perspective.
The aim of the school is exposing participants (PhD and graduate students) to principles and issues related to the SDGs and the circular economy perspective, analysing them from different points of view and providing tools and methodologies to apply, among the others (i) economic and political tools, (ii) consumers’ behaviour and demand role, (iii) innovation and technical aspects, (iv) indicators and evaluation techniques.
The school is organized as a combination of lectures and student activities from Monday morning to Friday. The participants will be involved in lectures and in group work for practising and applying the tools and techniques presented. Moreover they will be provided with some survival skills for young researchers such as project proposal development.


Application form available here.



Day 1


September 12

_An Introduction to SDGs and their Links with Global Change - Marco FREY, SSSUP
_Physics of Climate Change and Energy Budgets (SDG7&13) - Francesco BERRILLI, Tor Vergata University
_Hands on Sustainability Indicators and Indexes - Lorenza CAMPAGNOLO, FEEM

Day 2


September 13

_Green Economy in a Global Change Perspective (SDG8&13) - Ignazio MUSU, Ca' Foscari University of Venice and VIU
_Multi-actor Integrated Assessment Models (SDG8&13) - Klaus HASSELMANN, Max Plank Institute for Meteorology
_Hands on experience with Multi-Actor Models - Klaus HASSELMANN

Day 3


September 14

_Greening Consumers' Behaviours (SDG12) - Mariangela ZOLI, U. Tor Vergata
_Adapting to Climate Change in Cities (SDG11&13) - Francesco Musco, IUAV of Venice
_Hands on experience with behavioural economics experiments - Mariangela ZOLI

Day 4


September 15

_Climate and Energy Policies: a Microeconomic Approach (SDG7&13) - Alessio D'AMATO, Tor Vergata University
_Environmental Economic Perspective on Energy (SDG7&13) - Arturo LORENZONI, University of Padua
_Hands on experience with Partial Equilibrium Analysis of Environmental Policy - Alessio D'AMATO

Day 5


September 16

_Assessment of SDGs in space and time (SDG2;6&7) - Carlo GIUPPONI, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and VIU
_The Principles of Industrial Ecology and Quasi-Cyclical Economy (SDG9&12) - Suren ERKMAN, UNIL



The final agenda can be downloaded here.




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Thank you for your application to the Global Change and Green Economy SDGs Graduate Seminar.

After the registration closure you will receive a confirmation about your candidature.

For further information please write to:


Isola di San Servolo
30133 Venice,

phone: +39 041 2719511
fax:+39 041 2719510

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