364-0513-00L  Empirical Methods in Energy and Environmental Economics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2020
LecturersM. Filippini
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionEnglish


364-0513-00 VEmpirical Methods in Energy and Environmental Economics
Does not take place this semester.
Block course
24s hrsM. Filippini

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AbstractThis course is designed for PhD & advanced Masters students who are interested in energy and environmental economics. The focus of the lectures/seminars is on methods of applied econometrics in these fields. The course is composed of lectures on specific topics and a seminar. In the seminar, students will have an opportunity to present own papers or to present and discuss empirical studies.
ObjectiveThe objectives of this course are twofold: first, students will learn about the application of econometric techniques in the fields of energy and environmental economics. Second, through the presentation of their papers or the presentation and discussion of the existing literature, students will also get a sense of how critical thinking can be used to assess empirical research in energy and environmental economics.
ContentDay 1: Thursday, January 9
09:00 – 10:30 Session 1: Multinomial choice, heterogeneity (instructor: Greene)
11:00 – 12:30 Session 2: Multinomial choice, heterogeneity (instructor: Greene)
13:30 – 15:00 Session 3: Latent class and Mixed logit (instructor: Greene)
15:30 – 16:30 Session 3: Latent class and Mixed logit (instructor: Greene)
Day 2: Friday, January 10
08:30 – 10:00 Session 1: Measurement of the energy efficiency (instructor: Filippini)
10:30 – 12:00 Session 2: Structural models (instructor: Houde)
13:00 – 14:30 Session 3: Student Presentations
15:00 – 16:30 Session 3: Student Presentations
Day 3: Saturday, January 11
08:30 – 09:30 Session 1: Seminar by Prof. Kenneth Gillingham (Yale University)
09:30 – 10:30 Session 1: Seminar by Prof. Beat Hintermann (Basel University)
10:30 – 11:30 Session 1: Seminar by Prof. Matt Kotchen (Yale University)
10:30 – 12:30 Session 2: Student Presentations
13:30 – 15:30 Session 3: Student Presentations
Lecture notesLecture notes will be made available to the students.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents are expected to have attended courses in advanced microeconomics and in econometrics.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersM. Filippini, W. Greene, S. Houde
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationThe students are required to form groups of two to make one presentation of an already published paper and then write a review report (of 2-3 pages) of the selected paper. The evaluation will be based on the submitted report and the presentation. Students are expected to make a beamer presentation after the lectures each day. The duration of each presentation (and subsequent discussion) should be no longer than 45 minutes. The deadline for turning in the report is one week after the class.

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