Economic Modeling for Climate-Energy Policy
Grant Agreement PIRSES-GA-2013-609642
Karel Janda & Milan Ščasný
Charles University in Prague
REA Technical review meeting
Technology Centre ASCR, 13th March 2014
Key facts
Economic Modeling for Climate-Energy Policy
FP7 PEOPLE - International Research Staff Exchange Scheme
Scientific panel:
Economic Sciences
48 months (January 2014 – December 2017)
Charles University in Prague
Type of research : interdisciplinary research, with main focus on quantitative social science
methods, and economics in particular
energy economics; economics of climate change; climate change
mitigation; adaptation to climate change; resource and agricultural
economics; environmental economics; impact assessment; energy
demand; non-market valuation; health benefits; equity
Main objective:
reciprocal transfer of knowledge between senior research fellows, earlycareer academics and PhD students to support the evidence-based policy
Main content:
research and academic staff exchanges of 1 to 12 months duration per
visit between the partners of consortium, covering mobility flows between
the EU, and the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Africa and Russia
Consortium (17 partners)
Czech partner
– Charles University Prague (Institute of Econ
Studies (IES FSV UK); Environment Center
– Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
– University of Oxford
– Fondation Jean-Jacques Laffont, Toulouse
Sciences Economiques
– The Centre for Economic and Financial
Research at New Economic School
– Irkutsk State University
– Novosibirsk State University
North America
– Arizona State University
– University of California
– Cornell University
– Harvard University
– University of Maryland
– McGill University
Oceania, Africa
– Australian National University
– University of Queensland
– University of Auckland
– University of Cape Town
Impact modeling and energy-resource markets
WP2 Modelling Economic Effects of GHG
Mitigation and Adaptation
To develop or extend and update
economic modelling tools to assess
the impacts of GHG mitigating
policies on particular economic
sectors and on the economy in
To analyse the effect of adaptation on
modelling impacts
To improve key parameters of the
models by new econometric
To analyse the effects of climate
change and incorporate them into the
integrated impact assessment models
WP3 Energy Resources
To analyse energy security and supply
reliability due to the increase in the share
of renewable energy
To analyse the potential for bioenergy and
examine the energy-food-environment
linkages with respect to price and
To model strategic energy extraction and
investigate the Green Paradox
To understand energy resources markets:
the determinants of energy prices
To model energy markets in partail
equilibrium framework
To investigate interactions between
energy and development and between
economic growth and energy production
and consumption
Examining the behavior and assessing the impacts
WP4 Energy Efficiency and Household
WP5 Non-market Effects, Risk and Equity
To analyse the economic, policy and
attitudinal factors of residential energy
demand and efficiency
To investigate the determinants of
household endowment by energy
durables; analyse the so-called “direct
rebound effect”
To analyse household transportation
patterns and mobility, the ownership of
passenger vehicles and the potential for
To investigate the public acceptance of
climate change related policies and
adaptation measures
To derive benefit estimates for nonmarket impacts of climate change
To analyse health risks attributable to
climate change and ancillary effect
To quantify external costs attributable to
energy generation technologies
To extend impact assessment models by
incorporating the non-economic impact
of policies
To analyse distributive effects and
inequality (intra-generation equity)
To analyse discounting (inter-generation
Deliverables & Milestones
Publication in peer-review journals,
WP series and edited volumes, or
PhD theses
Lecture texts and presentations
Attendance at lectures, workshops
and seminars at host institutions
A post-trip report
Kick-off meeting (M1)
A digital web-based tool ready (M2)
Web-based platform for reporting (M2)
Internal evaluation of secondments,
trainings and the transfer of knowledge
Organisation of a scientific workshop (M36)
Disseminate research results among
decision-makers (M48)
Final report (M48)
Annual milestones & activities
• Report on the secondments
• Planning of joint events, presentations
at workshops
• Reporting of publication and
Coordination and Management
WP1 Coordination
Project management
• Project Coordinator (CUNI)
• Partnership Agreement
o overall project management, Prof Karel Janda
• Web-based tool for secondments
o assisted by a Deputy Project Coordinator, Dr.
calendar and reporting
Milan Ščasný
o supported by the management team in the
• Annual meetings
day-to-day management
• Template for post-trip reports
o administration, reporting and monitoring by a
Project Manager
• Financial reports
• Secondments assessment based
• In assistance with
on the post-trip reports (annual)
• Standing Executive Committee
and their evaluation in M14 & M26
• Supervisory Board
Local Committees
Work Package Leaders
Scientific and Policy Advisory Committee
Coordination and Management
Project Coordination
Project coordinator (PC)
Deputy PC
Management team for the day-to-day management
Project Manager responsible for administration, reporting and monitoring of ECOCEP activities
Standing Executive Committee (SEC)
decisional body of ECOCEP
7 members> the PC (chair), Deputy PC, WP leaders, 2 members representing 2 non-EU regions
Supervisory Board (SUPERB)
to ensure the effectiveness of the exchange programme, the optimal choice of exchanges and
high quality of the knowledge transfer
18 members> one representative from each ECOCEP partners, plus PC and Deputy PC
Local Committees
to collect and select the best candidates to participate in the WPs
up to 3 members chaired by one of them nominated by each institution
Work Package Leaders
to coordinate the delivery of all tasks within their WP
Scientific and Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC)
to provide external guidance
nominated by the PC
• deepen knowledge, widen skills,
increase knowledge
• decrease fragmentation, isolation
and compartmentalisation of
national climate and energy
research efforts
• increase skills in modeling
• none, we conduct basic research
• focus on early-carrier researchers,
paying attention for involving
female students
• social and distributional impact
• inequality analysis to understand
energy poverty, adverse social
effects of regulation, social
exclusion due to potentially socially
adverse policy effects
• evidence-based efficient regulation
• to design cost-efficient and
environmental effective solutions
Project Management Team
– Prof. Karel Janda
• [email protected]
• Project Coordinator
• IES representative
– Dr. Milan Ščasný
• [email protected]
• Deputy Project Coordinator
• COŽP representative
– Prof. Sergey Slobodyan
• [email protected]
• CERGE representative
Project Administration Team
– Jan Novák
• [email protected]
• Administration, reporting, website
• Day-to-day communication
– Tomáš Renner
• [email protected]
• Administration
• Communication with REA
– Lukáš Budín
• [email protected]
• Support for mobilities – visa, accommodation
Use of resources
• Pre-financing
– EUR 451 715 out of total contribution EUR 821 300
– January 27th 2014
it was received from REA
– February 12th 2014
it was redistributed to beneficiaries
Pre-financing (EUR)
Charles University in Prague
204 215
Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
85 300
The University of Oxford
47 500
Toulouse School of Economics
114 700
Use of resources
• Division within Charles University
1.Period (EUR)
2.Period (EUR)
Total (EUR)
Institute of Economic
Science (IES)
58 600
25 200
83 800
48 600
29 000
77 600
Environmental Center
60 000
20 000
80 000
Incoming mobilities
36 800
43 000
79 800
10 500
6 100
16 600
CUNI Total
214 500
123 300
337 800
Secondment plan for 2014
FEEM resheduled its planned
secondments to second semester of 2014
Project Website
• In operation since December 7th, 2013
• Main purpose:
– to provide information to public and researchers
– to provide support for seconded researchers
– to serve as reporting tool
– to inform about ECOCEP events
– to share results of research
Project Website
• Reporting tool
– Online Application form
– Sign-in section
– Online submission of deliverables
– Overview of applications
– Database for reporting
Kick-off meeting in Toulouse
• Toulouse, France, June 27th, 2013
• 20th Annual Conference of the European Association of
Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)
• Attendance:
– CUNI, FEEM, Oxford, TSE, University of Queensland,
University of Cape Town, McGill University, Arizona
State University
EAERE Annual Conferences
• The most important European conference in environmental and
resource economics
• ECOCEP fellows who participated in 2013
– CUNI – Karel Janda, Milan Ščasný, Vojtěch Máca, Jan Urban
– Oxford – Rick Van der Ploeg, Tim Willems, Samuel Wills, David von
– TSE – Henrik Andersson, Arnaud Reynaud, Stefan Ambec, Nicolas
Treich, Philippe Bontems, Emmanuelle Lavaine, Daniel Herrera
– UC Berkeley – David Zilberman
– Arizona State U – Charles Perrings, Jeffrey Englin
– U of Cape Town – Edwin Muchapondwa, Anthony Leiman
– UQ – Celine Nauges, John Quiggin
– McGill – Robert Cairns, Hassan Benchekroun
EAERE Annual Conferences
• Possibility to disseminate results of ECOCEP project among
scientific community
• Next Annual Conferences:
– 5th World congress of Environmental and Resource Economists
• June 2014, Istanbul
– EAERE 21st Annual Conference
• June 2015, Helsinki
– EAERE 22nd Annual Conference
• June 2016, Zurich
• Results of research will be available from
Post-trip reports after arrival of first
• All publications or any other dissemination
relating to foreground shall include
acknowledgement of Marie Curie Actions
Thak you for your attention
Karel Janda & Milan Ščasný
Charles University in Prague
REA Technical review meeting
Technology Centre ASCR, 13th March 2014

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