EAERE-FEEM-VIU European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics

Closing date for applications: 1 February 2007
Programme dates: 4-10 July 2007
The European Association of Environmental and Resources Economists (EAERE), the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) and the Venice International Universitz (VIU) are pleased to announce their annual European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Ecoonomics for postgraduate students.
The 2007 Summer School will take place at the VIU campus on the Island of San Servolo in Venice, located just in front of St. Mark’s Square. The theme of this Summer School is Trade, Property Rights and Biodiversity.
An important condition for the successful design of policies regarding trade and biodiversity is that it takes into account the complex interactions between ecological, economic and institutional factors, including property rights arrangements. The correct assessment of the impacts of trade on resource management and economic welfare is indispensable in order to propose policy measures to remedy externalities. Issues arising include rent-seeking, lobbying and corruption; endogenous institutions and market development; and economic geography. Biodiversity is one of the key environmental problems. Protection of biodiversity is high on the policy agenda. The Summer School will make an important contribution to capacity building in this area, because it will give PhD students an excellent opportunity to communicate with internationally renowned experts in the field. These experts will share with them the most recent advances.

Prof. Cees A. WITHAGEN – School Coordinator
Free University
Amsterdam and Tilburg University , The
Prof. Erwin BULTE
Tilburg University and Wageningen University , The
Prof. Timo GOESCHL
University of Heidelberg,
Prof. Paulo A.L.D. NUNES
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei and School for Advanced Studies in
Venice Foundation,
Prof. Steve POLASKY
University of Minnesota,
Prof. M. Scott TAYLOR
University of Calgary

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 not to have completely finished their thesis. Admission to the School is open to both European and non-European citizens. Application is restricted to current EAERE members. Women are encouraged to apply. Given the highly interactive activities planned at the Summer School, the number of participants is limited to 20. There is no participation fee.

This activity is part of the ESS RESECON project, that has received funding from the European Community's Sixth Framework Programme, Marie Curie Actions - Human Resources and Mobility. Scholarships covering living and travel grants are available.

For further information on application and funding please access the Summer School Website at
http://www.feem.it/ess07 or contact the Summer School Secretariat:
Ms. Angela Marigo
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei