oil pump Seminar: Environmental and Resource Economics

Lecture number: 800991
Block Seminar: June, 29th and 30th 2018, (Room VG 3.101).
Kickoff Meeting: April, 20th, 2018, 11-12am (Room OEC 1.165)
Application: until April, 29th, 3 pm
Enrollment in Flexnow: May, 2th- May, 15th.
Essay Submission: until June, 11th, 3pm.
Seminar Info: info
Supervision: Matthias Beulmann: email
Course material for participants is available at the course material webpage


1. The Long-Run Discount Rate Controversy

Reference: Gollier, C., and Hammitt, J. K. (2014). The long-run discount rate controversy. Annu. Rev. Resour. Econ., 6(1), 273-295.

2. Behavioural Economics, Hyperbolic Discounting and Environmental Policy

Reference: Hepburn, C., Duncan, S., and Papachristodoulou, A. (2010). Behavioural economics, hyperbolic discounting and environmental policy. Environmental and Resource Economics, 46(2), 189-206.

3. Subsistence, Substitutability and Sustainability in Consumption

Reference: Baumgärtner, S., Drupp, M. A., and Quaas, M. F. (2017). Subsistence, substitutability and sustainability in consumption. Environmental and Resource Economics, 67(1), 47-66.

4. The Dynamic Efficiency Costs of Common-Pool Resource Exploitation

Reference: Huang, L., and Smith, M. D. (2014). The dynamic efficiency costs of common-pool resource exploitation. American Economic Review, 104(12), 4071-4103.

5. Collapse and Institutional Adaptation in Population–Resource Societies

Reference: Pezzey, J.C., and Anderies, J.M. (2003). The effect of subsistence on collapse and institutional adaptation in population–resource societies. Journal of Development Economics, 72(1), 299-320.

6. Kyoto and the Carbon Footprint of Nations

References: Aichele, R., & Felbermayr, G. (2012). Kyoto and the carbon footprint of nations. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 63(3), 336-354.

7. Overcoming Free-Riding in International Climate Policy

Reference:Nordhaus, W. (2015). Climate clubs: Overcoming free-riding in international climate policy. American Economic Review, 105(4), 1339-70.

8. The Environment and Directed Technical Change

Reference: Acemoglu, D., Aghion, P., Bursztyn, L., & Hemous, D. (2012). The environment and directed technical change. American Economic Review, 102(1), 131-166..

9. The Induced Innovation Hypothesis and Energy-Saving Technological Change

Reference: Newell, R. G., Jaffe, A. B., & Stavins, R. N. (1999). The Induced Innovation Hypothesis and Energy-Saving Technological Change. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 114(3), 941-975.

10. Carbon Taxes, Path Dependency, and Directed Technical Change: Evidence from the Auto Industry

References: Aghion, P., Dechezlepretre, A., Hemous, D., Martin, R., & Van Reenen, J. (2016). Carbon Taxes, Path Dependency, and Directed Technical Change: Evidence from the Auto Industry. Journal of Political Economy, 124(1), 1-51.

11. A Case for Supply-side Environmental Policy

Reference: Harstad, B. (2012). Buy coal! A case for supply-side environmental policy. Journal of Political Economy, 120(1), 77-115.

12. Temperature, Physiology and the Wealth of Nations

Reference: Heal, G., and Park, J. (2013). Feeling the heat: Temperature, physiology and the wealth of nations (No. w19725). National Bureau of Economic Research.

13. Temperature Shocks and Economic Growth

Reference: Dell, M., Jones, B. F., and Olken, B. A. (2012). Temperature shocks and economic growth: Evidence from the last half century. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 4(3), 66-95.

14. The Migration Response to Increasing Temperatures

Reference: Cattaneo, C., and Peri, G. (2016). The migration response to increasing temperatures. Journal of Development Economics, 122, 127-146.

15. How Minerals Fuel Conflicts in Africa

Reference: Berman, N., Couttenier, M., Rohner, D., and Thoenig, M. (2017). This mine is mine! How minerals fuel conflicts in Africa. American Economic Review, 107(6), 1564-1610.