Make informed decisions about pressing environmental issues.
What will our future look like? Will we continue burning fossil fuels or will we live in a 100% renewable world? How can we address climate change and what policies do we need to implement?
We will provide you with model examples to make you familiar with aspects of economic modeling and state-of-the-art research on current debates in energy policy.
This online course explores these concerns, using models in environmental and energy economics. You will learn how to design models, how to interpret and use results to make informed decisions, and how to use models to assess energy and environmental policies.
What topics will you cover?
- Climate change and energy policies.
- Evidence-based recommendations on current problems of energy policy.
- Models in environmental economics and energy economics.
- Building blocks of models and possible applications.
- Informed decisions by the results of different modeling approaches.
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
This course is intended for anyone interested in the topics of environmental economics and energy economics, including students at MSc or advanced BA level and policy makers.
To gain the most from this course, we encourage you to examine the details of the provided model examples, which require some basic knowledge in mathematics and microeconomics.
Who developed the course?
University of Basel
The University of Basel has an international reputation of outstanding achievements in research and teaching.