5th IAERE School on Law and Economics of the Circular Economy Transition

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Deadline: 2nd June 2022

The Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE – www.iaere.org) is launching a School series aiming at providing advanced training for young international scholars on issues of environmental and resource economics.
The 6th IAERE School will be organized in cooperation with the University of Urbino ‘Carlo Bo’, GEU Gruppo Economisti Urbino and SEEDS and will focus on applications of dynamic and spatial modelling to analyse the relationship between environmental and economic dimensions. It will take place in Urbino, at the University of Urbino, from the 11th to the 15th of July 2022.

Interplays between environmental and economic issues are characterised by non-linear feedbacks as well as by cumulative impacts, lagged responses and transboundary effects. The complexity of these phenomena and the overlap of both temporal and spatial lags in feedbacks calls need to be considered in theoretical and empirical applications in environmental economics. The aim of the school is to introduce young scholars to the main theoretical and empirical models through which temporal and spatial dynamics in environmental economics can be investigated. Methodological modules will offer the students an intense overview of the methods (either theoretical or empirical) needed to consider the specific type of dynamics (either spatial or temporal). The applied module will consist in the presentation and deep scrutiny of one (or more) seminal paper(s) in environmental economics related to the corresponding ‘methodological’ module.


  • Anil Markandya, BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change – Keynote speaker
  • Valeria Costantini, University of Roma tre
  • Giacomo Rondina, University of California at San Diego
  • Elena Paglialunga, University of Urbino Carlo Bo & SEEDS (co-organiser)
  • Giovanni Marin, University of Urbino Carlo Bo & SEEDS (co-organiser)
  • Gian Italo Bischi, University of Urbino Carlo Bo
  • Fabio Tramontana, University of Urbino Carlo Bo

Three modules and one final discussion are scheduled each day:

  • 9:30-11:00 Module 1
  • 11:00-11:30 Coffee break
  • 11:30-13:00 Module 2
  • 13:00-14:00 Light lunch
  • 14:00-15:30 Module 3
  • 15:30-16:30 Discussion

The first day will begin at 14:00 with a welcome address and egg-timer presentations by students of their research agenda or their paper. Discussion sessions at the end of each day are meant to let students interact with the faculty in a semi-structured way to offer support and feedback to their research. A roundtable with invited speakers and open discussion will conclude the school (Friday afternoon). Overall, the school will offer about 10 modules. A social dinner will be organised.

Organising and scientific committee:
Giovanni Marin, Elena Paglialunga, Alessandro Belmonte, Gian Italo Bischi, Germana Giombini, Chiara Lodi, Agnese Sacchi, Edgar Sanchez Carrera, Fabio Tramontana, Giuseppe Travaglini, Francesco Vidoli, Antonello Zanfei.

Graduate students and working professionals from any university, research institute, or other organization (private companies, government agencies, NGOs) with an interest in environmental issues and ability to read and write fluently in English. Advanced undergraduates will also be considered.

The minimum number of students for the activation of the program in person is 12. The maximum number is 25. Participation to summer school will be in person. Given the uncertainty of the pandemic and based on the evolving circumstances, a hybrid or online format may be considered (although possible in person attendance is strongly encouraged). We will communicate any variation in due course. In case of hybrid or online, the school will be organized with reduced fees (a communication will be sent to applicants in due time).

IAERE Members: EUR 400
Non IAERE Members (this fee includes an IAERE membership for 2022): EUR 480
Students non IAERE Members (this fee includes an IAERE membership for 2022): EUR 420

The participation fee includes:
•    Downloadable course material
•    Participation Diploma
•    Coffee breaks and light lunches included in the School programme
•    One social dinner

Accommodation is not included. The organizing committee of the school will provide information about budget accommodation in Urbino. Any other meal not mentioned in the programme is not included. Successful candidates will receive information about modes of payment once admitted to the School.

Applicants are kindly requested to fill in the application form.
Besides filling the form, applicants are required to attach a CV; a reference letter may also be uploaded in support of the applications.

2 June 2022 (midnight CET) - Application deadline
9 June 2022 - Acceptance notifications will be sent out after June 9th, 2022.
30 June 2022 - Deadline for payment of the participation fee.
11-15 July 2022 - School

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