The 2017 Annual Conference on the Economic Assessment of European Climate Policies took place at the European University institute in Florence on 30 November- 1 December 2017.
The conference covered the main climate-related existing policies, at EU, national and subnational levels and included four plenary sessions on Energy efficiency, Renewable policies, Environmental taxation and EU ETS.
Lucas Bretschger is Full Professor of Economics/Resource Economics at ETH Zurich and President of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE). His main research interests are the theory and policy of natural resources and the environment as well as growth, trade, climate, and public economics. He is a Research Associate at the University of Oxford and holds the title of Professor at the University of Zurich. He has been a consultant to the Swiss government on climate issues, a member of the Swiss delegation at international climate negotiations, and the founder of the SURED Conference on Monte Verità, which brings together leading experts on sustainable resource use and economic dynamics.
Antoine Dechezleprêtre is a Senior Economist at the OECD where he heads the joint Green Growth work stream of the Economics Department and the Environment Directorate. He is currently on leave from the London School of Economics, where he is an Associate Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. His work deals principally with the impact of environmental policies on businesses, in particular on the development and adoption of cleaner technologies. His research has been published in international scientific journals in the field of applied microeconomics, environmental economics and energy economics. He holds a PhD in economics from Ecole des Mines de Paris (France).
Carolyn Fischer is a Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future and the Marks Visiting Professor of Gothenburg University for 2017-2018. She is a Fellow of the CESifo Research Network, a recent Marie Skłodowska–Curie Fellow of the European Commission, and now a Council Member for the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. She is co-editor of Environmental and Resource Economics and serves on the editorial board of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy and the International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor in 1997.
Her research focuses on policy instrument design applied to a variety of environmental and resource management issues, including climate and renewable energy policies, carbon leakage, technological innovation, eco-certification, and wildlife conservation.
Cameron Hepburn is the Director of the Economics of Sustainability Programme, based at the Institute for New Economic Thinking at the Oxford Martin School. He is also Professor of Environmental Economics at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, a Fellow at New College, Oxford, and a Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at the LSE. He has published widely on energy, resources and environmental challenges across disciplines including engineering, biology, philosophy, economics, public policy and law, drawing on degrees in law, engineering and doctorate in economics. He provides advice on energy and climate policy to government ministers (e.g. China, India, UK and Australia) and international institutions (e.g. OECD, UN) around the world.
Professor Andreas Löschel holds a chair for Energy and Resource Economics at the University of Münster and is Director of the Centre of Applied Economic Research Münster (CAWM) since 2014. He chairs the Energy Expert Commission of the German Government to monitor the energy transformation and was a Lead Author in the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report. The Handelsblatt ranking of German economists lists him among the Top-100 in 2017. In the Ranking of Economists of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z.), he was several times among the 50 most influential economists in Germany. He is a member of the German National Academy of Science and Technology (acatech).
This 5-week online course will include video lectures, readings, as well as interactive online activities. A one-hour live class will take place each week on Fridays, aimed at discussing issues related…