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, at the University of Auckland Business School. The Energy Centre is supported by the Energy Education Trust of New Zealand.
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
Summer school themes:
Review of 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; and energy markets, emerging technologies, transport planning, and energy policy.
Speakers give their insights from industry, the public sector, non-profits, research institutes and academia.
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.
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 programme details are below.
Offer of financial assistance for participating GEOCEP 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 (CUNI), Centro
Euro-Meditertaneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Toulouse School of Economics (TSE), London School of Economics (LSE), the University of Oxford (OX), and ETH-Zurich. The value of the grant of 2,100 EUR per month for a minimum of one month and a maximum of twelve months at the University of Auckland, subject to availabilty of space. For further information on this financing, please visit the Global Excellences in Modelling Climate and Energy Policies (GEOCEP) website.
These students receive funding to attend the annual Summer School from the European Union's Horizon 2020 reserach and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 870245.
As a guide, the 2020 Summer School timetable is below:
Limited financial assistance is available for Māori participants to attend the summer school. For more information, please email Professor Basil Sharp.
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).
Download the 2020 Summer School presentations below.