Pre-conference Course (26 27 June)

Wednesday 27 June 2012, 08:30 - 17:00

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Pre-conference Course: Economics of Environmental Regime Shifts

Room RB 213
When: 26 - 27 June 2012

Organizer: The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics

The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics is organizing a pre-course held in conjunction with EAERE 2012 on the theme "Economics of Environmental Regime Shifts", 26-27 June 2012. The course's target audience is researchers from developing and transition countries. The pre-course is only for invited attendants.

Topics:
- Introduction to regime shifts - Theory and evidence on regime shifts in ecosystems, multiple equilibria, hysteresis, irreversibility, thresholds, slow and fast variables.
- Optimizing with regime shifts - Static and dynamic optimization with regime shifts, Skiba manifolds, slow and fast variables, numerical methods.
- Regime shifts and differential games - Open and feedback Nash equilibria, comparison with optimal management, optimal taxation.
- Policy implications of regime shifts - Risk-return tradeoffs, precautionary management, learning and early warning, adaptation.

Instructors:
Dr. Reinette (Oonsie) Biggs (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden)
Dr. Anne-Sophie Crépin (The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm, Sweden)
Dr. Stephen Polasky (Fesler-Lampert Professor of Ecological/Environmental Economics, University of Minnesota, USA)
Dr. Anastasios Xepapadeas (Professor of Economic Theory and Policy, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
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