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EAERE Summer School in Resource and Environmental Economics on: Data science in environmental economics research

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Saturday 22 June — Friday 28 June, 2024
Castle Seggau, Austria
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Deadline: March 14, 2024

Castle Seggau, Austria, June 22-28, 2024

The Institute of Economics, Faculty of Economic Social Sciences, the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change at the University of Graz, Austria, and the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) organise the 2021-2025 EAERE Summer School series in Resource and Environmental Economics for postgraduate students, locally organised by the University of Graz. 


The 2024 EAERE Summer School will address the topic Data science in environmental economics research and will take place from 22 to 28 June 2024 in Castle Seggau, close to Graz, Styria, Austria.


Today, the availability of data coming from numerous different sources and formats, e.g.; remote sensing data, geospatial data, very large and/or high frequency datasets, allows to empirically analyze problems in environmental economics in an unpreceded detail. In order to process and use this data, a large set of different tools need to be applied. The 2024 EAERE Summer School will focus on the intersection of environmental economics and data science, with a particular emphasis on the increasing use of data science and novel statistical methods in environmental economics research. This includes the use of machine learning, spatial statistics and data analysis, remote sensing, the use of "alternative data" and big data applications. The goal of the summer school is to address new developments in these fields, to highlight their potential applications in environmental economics, and to foster the implementation of novel empirical methods in environmental economics research. 


Faculty and respective tentative focus

  • Paul A. Raschky (Scientific Coordinator)
    Professor at the Department of Economics and current Director of SoDa Labs, Monash University
  • Yanos Zylberberg
    Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Bristol
  • Ed Rubin 
    Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Oregon
  • Joëlle Noailly 
    Associate Professor at the Department of Spatial Economics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam /Senior Lecturer Geneva Graduate Institute
  • Ludovica Gazze
    Associate Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick

School Organising Committee

Birgit Bednar-Friedl, Stefan Borsky, Michael Finus and  Karl W. Steininger, together with Irene Hye are the local organisers.

Local Lead Organiser in 2024: Stefan Borsky

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 2024 EAERE members.


In order to apply please fill in the following mandatory documentation as a  a single .pdf file to: in this order: 

  • Application form (for download)
  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from supervisor
  • First draft of the paper to be presented (no restrictions regarding length). Both full papers and extended abstracts will be accepted, with preference given to  full papers .


The deadline for applications is March 14th, 2024.

Event | 1 February 2024