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Call for Application: Summer School on "Economic Foundations for Energy and Climate Policies"

Bericht vom 25. Februar 2019

DIW Berlin, EUI-Florence School of Regulation, Technical University Berlin, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, University College London and Université Libre de Bruxelles are happy to announce a PhD Summer School on "Economic Foundations for Energy and Climate Policies".

The Summer School will be held from 9th to 13th September 2019 at DIW Berlin.


The main objective of the School is to provide Economics PhD students with high-level academic training on the micro-economic foundations of energy and climate policy instruments. The School is also aimed at supporting the development of a PhD-student network for students interested in the topic, and connect them with top academics in the field.


Deadline to apply: 30th April 2019 APPLY HERE

Instructors and topics

  • Carmen Arguedas (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): “Monitoring and enforcement of energy and climate policies”
  • Simone Borghesi (EUI-Florence School of Regulation): “Economic Foundations and modeling of Emission Trading Systems”
  • Natalia Fabra (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid): “Competition and market design issues in electricity markets”
  • Andreas Lange (University of Hamburg): “Behavioral economics of climate and energy policies”
  • Karsten Neuhoff (DIW Berlin, Technical University Berlin): “The theoretical foundation of a policy mix”

Format and regulations of the school

  • The format of the school will be seven half-day sessions of teaching by prominent academics plus two half-day sessions with policy makers.
  • The teaching will be of a ‘learning by doing’ style based on instructors’ papers that are considered frontier in the field, where students can see applications of methodologies/models that they have previously learned.
  • Accepted applicants will be sent papers in advance for preparation for the School.
  • Accepted applicants will be required to write and hand in a research proposal after the School.
  • For the evaluation of the proposals there will be a matching between students and instructors (based on preferences). The instructor to which the student is matched reads, gives feedback and marks the research proposal (pass/fail). A late hand in of the proposal will correspond to a fail.
  • Attendance to the School will be certified (pass/fail). Applicants are invited to check with the course organizer at their institution if they can get credit for their course work.
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Accepted applicants must attend the School for its entire duration.
  • Accepted applicants must be proficient in English.

Important dates

  • 30th April 2019: Deadline for applications
  • 15th May 2019: Acceptance notifications
  • 1st August: Papers are sent in preparation for the School
  • 9th – 13th September: Summer School
  • 15th October: Deadline for research proposals

For further information please contact Olga Chiappinelli, Department Climate Policy, DIW Berlin at efecp@diw.de