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After the great success of the first edition, Universidad Carlos III, DIW Berlin, Florence School of Regulation (EUI), 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 PhD Summer School will be held on September 6-10, 2021 at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Downtown campus) The plan is to organise the school on-site but a mixed format could eventually be considered in case the situation does not improve as expected.

Instructors and topics

The main objective of the School is to provide PhD students in Economics with high-level academic training on the micro-economic foundations of energy and climate policies. 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.

  • Stefan Ambec (Toulouse School of Economics): “‘The Challenges of Intermittent Renewables’
  • Estelle Cantillon (Université Libre de Bruxelles): “Design and Development of the EU ETS
  • Juan Pablo Montero (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile): “Environmental Regulation and the Transport Sector”, and “The Design of Environmental Instruments
  • Ulrich Wagner (University of Mannheim): “The Effects of Climate Policy


More information at the attached Call for Applications.

  • Deadline for applications: April 30, 2021. APPLY HERE
  • Local Committee: Natalia Fabra and Carmen Arguedas
  • The Organizers: Carmen Arguedas, Simone Borghesi, Estelle Cantillon, Olga Chiappinelli, Natalia Fabra, Michael Grubb and Karsten Neuhoff
  • Costs: the School will be free of charge for students but accommodation, food and travel is not covered.
download the programme (PDF)Apply here!
 Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (downtown campus)
Ronda de Toledo, 1, 28005
Madrid, Madrid 28005 Italy
Simone Borghesi


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