Summer school in energy economics

The Energy Centre's Summer School in Energy Economics takes place the week before the start of Semester One each year. The 2019 Summer School will be held from Monday, 18 February to Thursday, 21 February 2019 at the University of Auckland Business School, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Rd, Auckland. The Energy Centre is supported by the Energy Education Trust of New Zealand.


Summer School attendees 2018

An efficient and reliable energy system is fundamental to economic growth and wellbeing in New Zealand. The purpose of the Summer School is to outline some of the key issues facing New Zealand, including:

  • Dependence on imported liquid fuel
  • Developing and integrating renewable sources of energy
  • Public transport
  • Climate change

The School will be divided into two parts:

The first part will review economic models for analysing energy policy, including: basic models of supply and demand; and dynamic models demonstrating the role of uncertainty in energy policy analysis.

The second part will focus on energy markets, emerging technologies, transport planning, and energy policy. Insights into the practical aspects of energy supply will come from industry representatives.

A certificate of participation will be awarded to the attendees.

Summer School

The Summer School is offered at no cost and is in high demand. There is a limit of 60 participants allocated on a first come, first served basis. Meals and coffee breaks will be catered for. Dates for next year's summer school are Monday 17 February to Thursday 20 February 2020 (9am-4pm). If you want to be updates on registration opening, subscribe to our newsletter.


Applicants must be over 18 years of age. Further information and the four day programme will be forwarded to all registrants in due course. Last year's timetable and presentations are available below.


The 2019 Summer School timetable below:

Financial assistance

Maori students

Limited financial assistance is available for Māori participants to attend the summer school. For more information, please email Professor Basil Sharp at