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.

Background


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Summer School attendees 2017

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 18 February to Thursday 21 February 2019 (9am-4pm). Register for the 2019 Summer School here (further details will be sent in due course).

Application


Applicants must be over 18 years of age. Register here for the 2019 Summer School in Energy Economics, 18-21 FebruaryFurther information and the four day programme will be forwarded to all registrants in due course. Last year's programme details are below.

Offer of financial assistance for participating GEMCLIME institutions

PhD students from selected European research institutions can be eligible to receive financing to attend the Summer School. The eligible institutions are Charles University, the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Toulouse School of Economics, London School of Economics, and the University of Oxford. The value of the grant of 2,000 EUR per month for a minimum of one month and a maximum of twelve months at the University of Auckland. For further information on this financing, please visit the website of the project: Global Excellence in Modelling of Climate and Energy (GEMCLIME).

Timetable


The 2019 Summer School timetable will be available in November 2018.

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 b.sharp@auckland.ac.nz.

GEMCLIME institution students

PhD students from selected European research institutions can be eligible to receive financing to attend the Summer School. The eligible institutions are Charles University, the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Toulouse School of Economics, London School of Economics, and the University of Oxford. The value of the grant of 2,000 EUR per month for a minimum of one month and a maximum of twelve months at the University of Auckland. For further information on this financing, please visit the website of the project: Global Excellence in Modelling of Climate and Energy (GEMCLIME).