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Summer School

The Summer School in Environmental and Resource Economics is SANDEE’s flagship course, which is offered every year in the month of May. The Summer School was previously referred to as Environmental Economics (EE) course. The Summer School is a three-week course that provides economists with the basic skills necessary to teach environmental and natural resource economics and to undertake research in this area. The course is meant for practicing South Asian economists interested in upgrading their knowledge on the linkages between economic development and the environment. The course also seeks to enable participants to develop research proposals for later submission to SANDEE. Approximately 25 participants from across South Asia are invited to participate in this course.

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is organizing a Summer School in Environmental and Resource Economics from April 30 to May 18, 2018. The workshop seeks to introduce economists to different themes in environment and development economics and to provide skills to teach and carry out research in this area. The summer school will cover topics related to the inter-linkages between environment and development, including common property resources, externalities and market failures, non-market valuation, ecosystem services and environment and health. Participants will be exposed to theoretical issues, economic methods and training in STATA.

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is organizing a Summer School in Environmental and Resource Economics from May 5-19 ,2019. The workshop seeks to introduce economists to different themes in environment and development economics and to provide skills to teach and carry out research in this area.The summer school will cover topics related to the inter-linkages between environment and development, including common property resources, externalities and market failures, non-market valuation, ecosystem services and environment and health. Participants will be exposed to theoretical issues, economic methods and training in STATA.

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is organizing a Summer School in Environmental and Resource Economics from April 30 to May 18 ,2018. The workshop seeks to introduce economists to different themes in environment and development economics and to provide skills to teach and carry out research in this area. The summer school will cover topics related to the inter-linkages between environment and development, including common property resources, externalities and market failures, non-market valuation, ecosystem services and environment and health. Participants will be exposed to theoretical issues, economic methods and training in STATA.
Agenda; Course Description, Information EE 2018

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is organizing a Summer School in Environmental and Resource Economics from May 9 – 26, 2016. The workshop seeks to introduce economists to different themes in environment and development economics and to provide skills to teach and carry out research in this area. The summer school will cover topics related to the inter-linkages between environment and development, including common property resources, externalities and market failures, non-market valuation, ecosystem services and environment and health. Participants will be exposed to theoretical issues, economic methods and training in STATA. Course Description, Agenda SSERE 2016, Participant List SSERE 2016

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) organized a Summer School in Environmental and Resource Economics from 4-10 July, 2015. The workshop introduced economists to different themes in environment and development economics and to provide skills to teach and carry out research in this area. Economists interested in upgrading their knowledge and developing research proposals for later submission to SANDEE attended the course. The core faculty of the course were Prof. Sir Partha Dasgupta, Professor A.K. Enamul Haque and Professor Subhrendu K. Patnayak. Twenty-six researchers from all the countries of South Asia attended this workshop. Participant SSERE 2015, Agenda SSERE 2015

SANDEE organized a three-week Summer School in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from 6 – 22 May, 2014. The main objective of the summer school was to provide economists with the basic skills necessary to teach environmental and natural resource economics and to undertake research in this area. The course was meant for practicing South Asian economists interested in upgrading their knowledge on the linkages between economic development and the environment. There were twenty-seven participants in the course. Prof. Partha Dasgupta, Prof. R.N. Bhattacharya, Prof. A.K. Enamul Haque and Prof. Shreekant Gupta were the main faculty of this course.
Participants Summer School, Agenda Summer School

SANDEE organized a three-week training course in Environmental and Resource Economics for Economists from 29 April – 16 May, 2013. The main objective of the Summer School was to provide economists with the basic skills necessary to teach environmental and resource economics and to undertake research in this area. The course was meant for practicing South Asian economists interested in upgrading their knowledge on the linkages between economic development and the environment. The workshop also seeks to enable participants to develop research proposals for later submission to SANDEE.
Course Description, Agenda SSERE 2013, Participant SSERE 2013

Course Description: The three-week SANDEE Summer School 2012 on Natural Resource and Environmental Economics cover issues in natural resource management, environmental economics, sustainable development, and climate change. The natural resource management section will focus on renewable resources, such as fisheries, forestry, and non-renewable resources. Environmental economics will cover issues such as externalities and market failures, non market valuation of environmental goods and environmental damage assessment, climate change, sustainability and green accounting. Participants will be exposed to theoretical issues and economic tools for analyzing environmental and resource problems in developing countries.
Modules
The course is divided into six different modules. Module One is a review of optimization (static and dynamic) and mathematical tools (differential and integral calculus) frequently used in resource and environmental economics. This is followed by Module Two on natural resource economics (non-renewable as well as renewable). Module Three will cover basic econometrics and hands -on training in statistical software that can be used for doing different assignments, and also will be useful for doing empirical paper presentation and research. Module Four will cover some selected special topics in environmental economics: global change and earth system, ecosystem services, green accounting, sustainability and resilience, and climate change. Module Five will focus on non-market valuation techniques for valuing environmental goods and services.
Each module consists of lecture sessions, generally followed by policy discussions/assignments or presentations by the participants. During the workshop, participants are expected to develop a research concept note and present this at the end of the course. In week two, researchers will get chance to discuss and reshape their research ideas with faculty before making presentation. Last two days of the summer school are exclusively devoted to research concept note presentation by the participants. In addition, researchers will review and present various empirical papers intermittently throughout the workshop. From these sessions, participants will learn how to do empirical research of their own.
Organization
Mani Nepal (Senior Environmental Economist at SANDEE) is the course director and Anuradha Kafle (Communication Research Officer at SANDEE) will co-ordinate the course. Core teaching faculty for the course includes Prof. Partha Dasgupta, Prof. Enamul Haque, Prof. Karl-Goran Maler, Dr. Mani Nepal, and Prof. Jeff R. Vincent. There will be several additional guest lectures that would increase participants’ exposure to contemporary environmental issues and research.
Core Faculty
Sir Partha Dasgupta is the Frank Ramsey Professor in Economics at Cambridge University. He has also taught at the London School of Economics and Stanford University. Among many important appointments he has the honor of being the first economist to be elected as a fellow of the Royal Society. In 2007, Partha Dasgupta received the John Kenneth Galbraith Award from the American Agricultural Economics Association. Prof. Dasgupta is a co-founder of SANDEE and also an ex-chair of SANDEE’s Management and Advisory Committee.
Enamul Haque is Professor at United International University, a private university in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has a Master’s degree in Economics as well as in Agricultural Economics. He completed his doctoral degree from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada in Natural Resource Economics. Professor Haque has been a SANDEE research advisor for many years.
Karl-Göran Mäler is the former Director of the Beijer International institute of Ecological Economics and Professor of Economics at the Stockholm School of Economics. He was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Science in 1981. In 2005 he shared the European Lifetime Achievement Award in Environmental Economics with David Pearce. Partha Dasgupta and Karl-Goran Maler shared the Volvo Environment Prize in 2002 and the Kenneth Boulding award from the International Society of Ecological Economics (ISEE) in 2004. Prof Mäler is a co-founder of SANDEE.
Mani Nepal is Senior Environmental Economist at SANDEE. He has a MS degree in Policy Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and doctoral degree from the University of New Mexico in Environmental/Development Economics and Applied Econometrics. Prior to joining SANDEE, he worked as a visiting faculty at the University of New Mexico, and held senior economist position at the Department of Finance and Administration, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Jeffery R. Vincent is Clarence F. Korstian Professor of Forest Economics and Management at Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University. Prof. Vincent’s research experience is related to economics of natural resource management and policy in developing countries, with an emphasis on forests, agriculture, and water in Asia. Prior to joining Duke, he held positions at University of California (San Diego), Harvard, and Michigan State University. He received the Cozzarelli Prize for the best article in applied biological, agricultural, and environmental sciences published in PNAS (2006) and the McKinsey Award for the most significant article published in the Harvard Business Review (2003). He has degrees from Yale University (Ph.D), Michigan State University (M.S), and Harvard University (A.B.).
Agenda EE 2012, Evaluation EE 2012, Participant List EE 2012

SANDEE organize a three-week training course in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics for Economists from 2nd – 20th May, 2010. The course was meant for practicing South Asian economists interested in upgrading their research skills and learning related to environmental and natural resource economics.
Objectives
The workshop provided economists with the basic skills necessary to teach environmental and natural resource economics and to undertake research in this area. The course covered economic issues underlying sustainable development, externalities and market failure, policy instruments, non-market valuation, poverty-environment interactions, and natural resource use and pollution management. Participants were exposed to basic theoretical issues and economic tools and methodologies for analyzing environmental problems in developing countries. The course does not seek to be comprehensive but will provide a sound introduction to the literature.

SANDEE organized a three-week training course in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics for Economists from 3rd – 21st May,2010. The course was meant for practicing South Asian economists interested in upgrading their skills and learning related to environmental and natural resource economics.The workshop provided economists with the basic skills necessary to teach environmental and natural resource economics and to undertake research in this area. The course covered economic issues underlying sustainable development, externalities and market failure, policy instruments, non-market valuation, poverty-environment interactions, and natural resource use and pollution management. Twenty four participants from south asian countries were exposed to basic theoretical issues, economic tools and methodologies for analyzing environmental problems in developing countries.
Agenda, Course Description, Course Evaluation

SANDEE organised a three-week basic training course in Environmental and Natural Resource Economic, in AIT, Thailand, from 5th – 21st of May, 2009. This course was meant for economists interested in upgrading their skills and learning related to Environmental Economics. The course provided economists with the basic skills necessary to teach environmental and natural resource economics and to undertake research in this area. The course covered economic issues underlying sustainable development, externalities and market failure, economic instruments to address externalities, non-market valuation, poverty-environment interactions, and natural resource use and pollution management. Participants were exposed to basic theoretical issues and economic tools and methodologies for analyzing environmental problems in developing countries.

SANDEE organized a three-week training course in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics for Economists from 5th – 22nd May, 2008. The course was meant for practicing South Asian economists interested in upgrading their skills and learning related to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. The workshop provided economists with the basic skills necessary to teach environmental and natural resource economics and to undertake research in this area. The course covered economic issues underlying sustainable development, poverty-environment interactions, and natural resource use and pollution management. Participants were exposed to basic theoretical issues and economic tools and methodologies for analyzing environmental problems in developing countries.

SANDEE organized a three-week training course in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics for Economists from April 30 -May 17, 2007. This course was meant for economists interested in upgrading their skills and learning related to Environmental Economics. The course provided economists with the basic skills necessary to teach environmental and natural resource economics and to undertake research in this area. The course covered economic issues underlying sustainable development, externalities and market failure, economic instruments to address externalities, non-market valuation, poverty-environment interactions, and natural resource use and pollution management. Participants were exposed to basic theoretical issues and economic tools and methodologies for analyzing environmental problems in developing countries.

SANDEE organised a three-week basic training course in Environmental and Natural Resource Economic, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 5th – 24th of May, 2006. This basic course was meant for economists interested in upgrading their skills and learning related to Environmental Economics. The course covered economic issues underlying sustainable development, poverty-environment interactions, and natural resource use and pollution management. Participants were exposed to basic theoretical issues and economic tools and methodologies for analyzing environmental problems in developing countries. Faculty included experts from within the South Asia region.

SANDEE organised a three-week basic training course in Environmental and Natural Resource Economic, in Bangalore, India from July 1st – 20th, 2005. This basic course was meant for economists interested in upgrading their skills and learning related to Environmental Economics. The course covered economic issues underlying sustainable development, poverty-environment interactions, and natural resource use and pollution management. Participants were exposed to basic theoretical issues and economic tools and methodologies for analyzing environmental problems in developing countries. Faculty included experts from within and outside the South Asia region.

SANDEE organised a three-week basic training course in Environmental Economics for Economists, in Sri Lanka from 17 June- 4 July, 2004. This basic course was meant for economists interested in upgrading their skills and learning related to Environmental Economics. The course covered economic issues underlying sustainable development, poverty-environment interactions, natural resource use and pollution management. Participants were exposed to basic theoretical issues and economic tools and methodologies for analyzing environmental problems in developing countries. Faculty included experts from within and outside the South Asia region.

SANDEE organized a three-week training course in Environmental Economics for Economists, in Bangkok from 30th October to 16th November 2003. The course was meant for economists interested in upgrading their skills and learning related to Environmental Economics. The course covered economic issues underlying sustainable development, poverty-environment interactions, natural resource use and pollution management. Participants were exposed to basic theoretical issues and economic tools and methodologies for analyzing environmental problems in developing countries. Faculty included experts from within and outside the S. Asia region.

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), the World Bank Institute (WBI) and the Bangladesh Environment, Economics and Poverty Program (BEEPP) jointly organized a three-week training course on Environmental Economics. The course was held near Dhaka in Bangladesh from 29 April to 16 May, 2002. The course had introduced key concepts in Environmental Economics and had covered economic issues underlying sustainable development, poverty-environment interactions, natural resource use and pollution management. Participants were exposed to basic theoretical issues and various economic tools and methodologies for analyzing environmental problems in developing countries. Case studies from South Asia region was also discussed.
Faculty teaching the course were drawn from the World Bank and well known regional institutions including Institute of Economic Growth, India, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, North South University, Bangladesh and IUCN – The World Conservation Union.
Agenda, Participant List, Course Evaluation

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