2023 EAERE European Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics

Event Information

Sunday 2 July — Saturday 8 July, 2023
Castle Seggau, Austria
Event type

The University of Graz is hosting the 2023 EAERE Summer School which will address the topic of Transnational and Cascading Climate Risks and Adaptation and take place from July 2nd to July 8th, 2023 in Castle Seggau, close to Graz, Styria, Austria.

They provide a limited number of scholarships for travel and accommodation. 


The impacts of climate change materialize at the local level, yet physical connections e.g. via water sheds or international trade or migration trigger the transmission of climate change impacts across borders. Due to the high complexity of global supply chains, these transnational climate risks affect not only climate-sensitive sectors such as agriculture but also industrial and service sectors that are usually not at the center of climate change impact assessments. The IPCC and several national and international agencies have therefore identified transnational climate risks to be potentially very damaging, particularly for highly trade-exposed countries. However, the economic literature on this issue is still emerging. The summer school, therefore, reviews different economic modeling approaches capable of assessing transnational and cascading climate risks. Lectures will cover different approaches to assess economic impacts and adaptation in various impact fields, such as flooding, heat, drought, and migration, etc. Additional topics are the modeling of response strategies, including international adaptation finance. Students will deepen their knowledge of their own core methodological experience, get a better understanding of complementary methods, and gain insights into novel modeling tools from related fields such as political science.

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 2023 EAERE members.

In order to apply please fill in the application form.

Mandatory documents to upload are:

  • motivation letter; *
  • curriculum vitae; *
  • letter(s) of reference from your supervisor(s); *
  • the first draft of the paper you would like to present – no length constraint. Full papers or extended abstracts are accepted; however, priority will be given to full papers. *

* Please note that mandatory documents are to be sent as a single .pdf file to: eaere-summer-school@uni-graz.at.

The deadline for applications is March 31st, 2023.

Participation fee

Accepted applicants will be requested to pay a participation fee of EUR 400.

The participation fee includes:

  • accommodation in double rooms shared with Summer School colleagues for the duration of the School (from July 2-8, 2023);
  • single rooms can be provided on request: the participation fee will then be EUR 550;
  • full board included in the School programme;
  • course material;
  • participation diploma.

Successful candidates will receive information about modes of payment once admitted to the School.


The School Organisers provide a limited number of scholarships for the coverage of the travel costs for participation in the School. Please indicate in the application form if you would like to apply for a scholarship and provide a short justification for your request. Only few scholarships are available. We would like to support those who do not receive sufficient financial support from their home institution in order to afford to participate in the Summer School provided they will be accepted. It is therefore of utmost importance to explain in your motivation letter for a scholarship your financial constraints. Given limited funds, we might have to prioritize and therefore may have to ask you for further details. All information will be treated strictly confidential.


  • Participation is restricted to 2023 EAERE members. Information on how to become a EAERE member is available in 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 of EUR 400.
  • 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.


31 MAR 2023: Deadline for application 
19 APR 2023: Notification of acceptance to applicant. Registration open
10 MAY 2023: Deadline for registration
9 JUN 2023: Deadline for submission of papers
16 JUN 2023: Final programme
2 JUL- 8 JUL 2023: Summer School


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


The organizers gratefully acknowledge support from the School of Business, Economics and Social Sciences.

The Summer School is organized in cooperation with the Austrian Economic Association (NOeG).

Event | 8 March 2023