This course is designed for Ph.D. students and advanced Masters students who are interested in energy and environmental economics. The focus of the lectures/seminars is on methods of applied econometrics in these fields. The course is composed of short lectures on specific topics and a seminar series. In the seminar series, the PhD students will have an opportunity to present their own papers or to present and discuss some empirical studies. Feedback will be provided by experts and colleagues.
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The course covers major economic theories and policy applications that are relevant for the general sustainability debate. Efficiency and intergenerational equity, natural resource depletion, harvesting renewable resources, endogenous (induced) capital and knowledge accumulation, pollution dynamics and abatement, climate change, population growth, and similar issues are the focal points of the lecture. The course applies basic methods of modern intertemporal economics and statistics to an increasingly active research field. The results of applying recent resource and growth theory are presented and extensively discussed in the current policy context. Please find further information here.