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News Call for Applications - 2011 EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics, July 3-9, Venice, Italy

Deadline for applications: February 1st, 2011

The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Venice International University (VIU) are pleased to announce their annual European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics for postgraduate students.
The 2011 Summer School will take place from the 3rd to the 9th of July, at the VIU campus on the Island of San Servolo, in Venice, located just in front of St. Mark’s Square. The theme of this Summer School is Developments in Resource Economics.

The summer school will be of interest for students who have a thorough understanding of the classic natural resource theory, and who would like to make their own contribution in various topics rooted in resource economics.
In the recent past, resource economics has been strongly advanced in studies related to the economics of energy, including the pricing of oil, coal and other fossil fuels, the effect of environmental policies on energy prices, and the economics of clean energy alternatives.

The lectures will cover several key issues in the field, including:

- strategic relationships in resource markets helping to understand the effect of demand-side policies on supply-side behavior;

- effect of endogenous development of resource-saving and backstop technologies on growth perspectives for resource-dependent economies;

- development of institutions that create new natural resources, such as pollution permits, fish quota, electricity spot markets in countries rich in hydro electricity supply;

- new bioeconomics of fisheries and forests.


Reyer GERLAGH, Tilburg University, The Netherlands (School Coordinator)
Polluting exhaustible resources and the development of resource-saving and backstop technologies. The green paradox and beyond.

Matti LISKI, Aalto University School of Economics, Finland (School Coordinator)
Strategic relationships in resource markets.

Ujjayant CHAKRAVORTY, University of Alberta, Canada
Resources and economics of energy.

Juan-Pablo MONTERO, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Pollution permit markets: insights from resource theory.

Olli TAHVONEN, University of Helsinki, Finland
New bioeconomics of fisheries and forestry.



The Summer School is targeted to postgraduate students. Admission is conditional on the presentation by each student of his/her doctoral work; therefore PhD students who want to apply normally need to be advanced in their PhD to have produced at least one substantive chapter, but not to have completely finished their thesis.
Application is restricted to 2011 EAERE members, both European and non European citizens. Given the highly interactive activities planned at the Summer School, the number of participants is limited to 20.
There is no participation fee. All applicants can apply for a scholarship.
For further information on application and funding please access the Summer School Website at or contact the Summer School Secretariat.


Contact information Summer School Secretariat: Ms. Angela Marigo , Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (email:
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Source of information Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
Keyword(s) Environmental Economics
Geographical coverage Italy,
News date 07/11/2010
Working language(s) ENGLISH