EAERE, the Institute of Economics, Faculty of Economic Social Sciences, and the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change at the University of Graz, Austria organise the 2021-2025 EAERE Summer School series in Resource and Environmental Economics for postgraduate students, locally organised by the University of Graz.

The 2024 EAERE Summer School will address the topic Data science in environmental economics research and will take place from 22 to 28 June 2024 in Castle Seggau, close to Graz, Styria, Austria.

Objectives

Today, the availability of data coming from numerous different sources and formats, e.g.; remote sensing data, geospatial data, very large and/or high frequency datasets, allows to empirically analyze problems in environmental economics in an unpreceded detail. In order to process and use this data, a large set of different tools need to be applied. The 2024 EAERE Summer School will focus on the intersection of environmental economics and data science, with a particular emphasis on the increasing use of data science and novel statistical methods in environmental economics research. This includes the use of machine learning, spatial statistics and data analysis, remote sensing, the use of “alternative data” and big data applications. The goal of the summer school is to address new developments in these fields, to highlight their potential applications in environmental economics, and to foster the implementation of novel empirical methods in environmental economics research.

Faculty and respective tentative focus

  • Paul A. Raschky (Scientific Coordinator) – Professor at the Department of Economics and current Director of SoDa Labs, Monash University
  • Yanos Zylberberg – Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Bristol
  • Ed Rubin – Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Oregon
  • Joëlle Noailly – Associate Professor at the Department of Spatial Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam /Senior Lecturer Geneva Graduate Institute
  • Ludovica Gazze – Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick

School Organising Committee

Birgit Bednar-Friedl, Stefan Borsky, Michael Finus and  Karl W. Steininger, together with Irene Hye are the local organisers.

Local Lead Organiser in 2024: Stefan Borsky

How to apply

The Summer School is targeted to doctoral and post-doctoral students. Admission is conditional on the presentation by each student of his/her doctoral work; therefore applicants normally need to be advanced in their PhD to have produced at least one substantive chapter, but are not requested to have completely finished their thesis.

EAERE membership is not required for applications, but it is encouraged. EAERE Membership is required for accepted applicants: participation is restricted to 2024 EAERE members.

In order to apply please fill in the following mandatory documentation as a single .pdf file to: eaere-summer-school@uni-graz.at in this order:

  • Application form (for download)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from supervisor
  • First draft of the paper to be presented (no restrictions regarding length). Both full papers and extended abstracts will be accepted, with preference given to full papers.

The deadline for applications is March 14th, 2024.

Participation fee

The cost of participation is EUR 440 for the selected participants.

This includes the following services:

  • Accommodation in double rooms with other summer school participants from June 22-28, 2024
  • Full board as part of the summer school program
  • Course materials
  • Participation diploma.
  • You will receive detailed information on the payment modalities in the notification of your selection.

Single rooms are available in limited number and only on request. The single room supplement is EUR 27/night, the total price for the summer school in this case is EUR 600.

Scholarship

A very small number of travel grants is available. This is to support those participants who do not receive sufficient funds from their home institution and are unable to raise them themselves. Please indicate on the application form whether you would like to apply for a scholarship. If yes, please describe your financial circumstances in the application documents. As there are limited funds available, we must prioritize and may request further documents from you for this purpose. All information will be treated in strict confidence.

Regulation

  • Participation is restricted to 2024 EAERE members. Information on how to become a EAERE member is available on the EAERE website.
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Presentation of your submitted paper is conditional on acceptance to the Summer School.
  • All accepted applicants must attend the Summer School for its entire duration.
  • All accepted applicants will be required to pay a participation fee.
  • Accepted applicants who do not respect the stated deadlines will not be admitted.
  • As the School will be conducted in English, applicants should have an adequate working knowledge of that language.

Deadlines

March 14: End of the application period

April 04: Notification of selected participants/start of registration

May 15: Application deadline

June 07: Deadline for submission of final papers

June 12: Final program

June 22-28: Summer School

School Secretariat

For any questions, please contact the Summer School Secretariat at eaere-summer-school@uni-graz.at.

The organizers would like to thank the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences and the Field of Excellence – Climate Change Graz for their support.