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Applications for the 2020 Summer School on “Economic Foundations for Energy and Climate Policies” are now open!

After the great success of the first edition, the Universidad Carlos III, 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 the second edition of the PhD Summer School on “Economic Foundations for Energy and Climate Policies”.

The Summer School will be held on September 7-11, 2020 at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Downtown campus). Application deadline is 30th April 2020.


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.

Instructors and topics

  • Stefan Ambec (Toulouse School of Economics): “’The Challenges of Intermittent Renewables’”
  • Estelle Cantillon (Université Libre de Bruxelles): “Design and Development of the EU ETS”
  • Xavier Labandeira (Universidade de Vigo): “A Primer on Environmental Taxes and Green Tax Reforms”
  • Juan Pablo Montero (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile): “Environmental Regulation and the Transport Sector”, and “The Design of Environmental Instruments”

Local Committee: Natalia Fabra and Carmen Arguedas.

Organisers: Carmen Arguedas, Simone Borghesi, Estelle Cantillon, Olga Chiappinelli, Natalia Fabra, Michael Grubb and Karsten Neuhoff.

How to apply

Please send your application here and then submit the mandatory documents to energyecolab@gmail.com (subject: 2020 Summer School).

For any questions please contact Laura García Llamas (Universidad Carlos III) at lgllamas@pa.uc3m.es


 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (downtown campus)
Ronda de Toledo, 1, 28005
Madrid, Madrid 28005 Italy

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