Thanks to generous funding from the Sloan Foundation (since 2016 and the University of the UC President prior), we have held six summer schools in environmental and energy economics on the Berkeley Campus. The goal of the summer school is to provide doctoral students nationwide, who have completed the core first year microeconomics and econometrics requirement with an overview of the most important and current topics in various areas of the fields of environmental and energy economics. It is designed to help early career students identify promising dissertation projects. The instructors’ expertise covers a range of important topics in the field. 

 

2018 Berkeley/Sloan Summer School in Environmental and Energy Economics

The camp will be held August 13th-17th 2018 in Berkeley, California! Stay tuned!

 

2017 Berkeley/Sloan Summer School in Environmental and Energy Economics

Severin Borenstein, UC Berkeley: Fundamentals of Electricity Regulation and Deregulation
James Bushnell, University of California, Davis: Electricity Markets in the 21st Century
Meghan Busse, Northwestern University: Consumer Choice in Transportation
Chris Costello, University of California, Santa Barbara: Spatial Natural Resource Economics
Michael Greenstone, University of Chicago: Hedonics
Koichiro Ito, University of Chicago: Electricity Demand Estimation
Arik Levinson, Georgetown University: Efficacy, Efficiency, and Equity in Energy Economics
James Sallee, University of California, Berkeley: Second-Best Policy Design
Catherine Wolfram, University of California, Berkeley:  Energy in the Developing World
 

2016 Berkeley/Sloan Summer School in Environmental and Energy Economics

Joe Aldy, Harvard University: Economics of Climate Policy
Meghan Busse, Northwestern University: Consumer Choice in Transportation
Meredith Fowlie, UC Berkeley: Field Experiments in Energy and Environmental Economics
Lucas Davis, UC Berkeley: Regulation of Natural Monopoly
Chris Knittel, MIT: Economics of Transportation Fuels
Nicolai Kuminoff, Arizona State: Estimating Amenity Demand from Consumer Sorting Behavior
Mar Reguant, Northwestern University: Economics of Electricity Markets
James Sallee, University of California Berkeley: Regulating Energy Efficiency
Catherine Wolfram, University of California Berkeley:  Energy in the Developing World
 

2014 Berkeley Summer School in Environmental and Energy Economics

Maximilian Auffhammer, UC Berkeley: Economics of Biofuels
James Wilen, UC Davis: Fisheries
Matthew Kahn, UCLA: China, Cities and the Environment
Solomon Hsiang, UC Berkeley: Climate Impacts Estimation
David Anthoff, UC Berkeley: Integrated Assessment Modeling
Aaron Smith, UC Davis: Econometrics of Commodity Prices    
Meredith Fowlie, UC Berkeley: Renewable Energy Economics
David Sunding, UC Berkeley: Water Institutions and Economics
Erich Muehlegger, UC Davis: Regulation of Energy Industries    
 

2013 Berkeley Summer School in Environmental and Energy Economics

Chris Costello, UC Santa Barbara: Fisheries
Meredith Fowlie, UC Berkeley: Cap and Trade I    
James Bushnell, UC Davis: Cap and Trade II
Matthew Kahn, UCLA: China and the Environment
Mark Jacobsen, UC San Diego: Taxation
Lucas Davis, UC Berkeley: Energy Efficiency
David Rapson, UC Davis: RCTs in Energy Economics
Catherine Wolfram, UC Berkeley: Energy and Development
Maximilian Auffhammer, UC Berkeley: Forecasting in Energy and Env. Economics
 

2012 Berkeley Summer School in Environmental and Energy Economics

Catherine Wolfram, UC Berkeley: Regulatory Policy Issues in Energy
Severin Borenstein, UC Berkeley: Economics of Alternative Energy    
Lucas Davis, UC Berkeley: Environmental Markets
James Bushnell, UC Davis: Electricity Markets and Institutions
Pauline Oliva, UC Santa Barbara: Economics of Air Pollution
James Hamilton, UC San Diego: Energy Prices and Real Activity
Josh Graff-Zivin, UC San Diego: Environment and Development
Maximilian Auffhammer, UC Berkeley: Climate Change Impacts Estimation
Olivier Deschenes, UC Santa Barbara: Labor, Health and Env. Quality
 

2011 Inaugural Berkeley Summer School in Environmental and Energy Economics

Catherine Wolfram, UC Berkeley: Regulatory Policy Issues in Energy
Lucas Davis, UC Berkeley: Environmental Markets
Severin Borenstein, UC Berkeley: Economics of Alternative Energy
Ken Small, UC Irvine: Transportation: Introduction and Pricing
Mark Jacobsen, UC San Diego: Transportation: Gasoline Use and Policy
Maximilian Auffhammer, UC Berkeley: Economics of Energy Efficiency
Meredith Fowlie, UC Berkeley: Economics of Cap and Trade
Charles Kolstad, UC Santa Barbara: International Environmental Agreements
Matthew Kahn, UCLA: Climate Change Adaptation