2020 Berkeley Virtual Summer School in Environmental and Energy Economics
August 17-27, 2020
Applications due: July 10, 2020
Thanks to generous renewal funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Berkeley Summer School will take place again this year - albeit not on Berkeley’s beautiful campus, but on a computer. 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 the fields of environmental and energy economics. Previous incarnations of this summer school have helped students identify promising dissertation projects, build networks and gain valuable insights on how to be a productive researcher. This year students will have an opportunity to get feedback on a research idea from one of the instructors. The instructors’ expertise covers a range of important topics. The lineup of instructors will be updated in the coming days on the summer school website. The currently confirmed lineup of instructors is:
Mar Reguant, Northwestern University
Koichiro Ito, University of Chicago
John List, University of Chicago
Fiona Burlig, University of Chicago
Joe Shapiro, University of California Berkeley
Paulina Oliva, University of Southern California
Catherine Hausman, University of Michigan
Meredith Fowlie, University of California Berkeley
Wolfram Schlenker, Columbia University
The summer school will start on Monday (8/17) with a virtual welcome lunch for all attendees, followed by the first session at 1:30pm PST. For the remaining eight days, there will be a 3 hour lecture (either morning or afternoon), a one hour lunch in breakout groups as well as egg timers. There is no tuition, but space is limited. Students are expected to attend all sessions.
To apply for the summer school, you must be a registered PhD student in an economics department, business or policy school and have completed their first year of coursework. Only PhD students in universities in North America are eligible to apply. Please submit your application online at https://forms.gle/ANmLCnMDAzGLx1E58. Please ask your advisor or a faculty member that knows you well to fill out a confirmation that they support your recommendation at https://forms.gle/5aq61Sbar2h2WNiH9.
We are funding ten diversity fellowships at $500 each, which will require awardees to write a two-page research proposal for a new idea in the field of EEE. We will then match up fellows with one of the instructors, who will provide feedback on the idea in a one-on-one meeting. You can apply for the fellowship within the application form linked above.