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.

Background

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 is divided into two parts:

The first part reviews 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 focuses on energy markets, emerging technologies, transport planning, and energy policy. Insights into the practical aspects of energy supply comes from industry representatives.

A certificate of participation is 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 and registration details for 2020 Summer School will be available on this page at a later date.

Application

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 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

As a guide, the 2019 Summer School timetable is below:

Financial assistance

Māori  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).

Presentations