4th Ruhr Graduate Summer School in Economics “Energy and Climate Policy Modeling with GAMS/MPSGE” September, 8th-12th, 2008, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany. The registration deadline is August 15, 2008.
The workshop provides an introduction into partial and general equilibrium models for the state-of-the-art impact assessment of energy and climate policies. Drawing on basic microeconomic theory, the course will follow model-based peer-reviewed publications in international journals to cover contemporary issues in energy and climate policy such as the promotion of renewable energies, the phase-out of nuclear power, the implementation of environmental tax reforms or the design of international emissions trading schemes.
The primary target audience is professional economists and PhD students who want to do energy and climate policy analysis with real data based on microeconomic theory. However, the concepts, tools and data sets can be used for the analysis of a wide range of economic issues such as for example in public finance of the evaluation of trade liberalization policies.