Health, jobs, climate policies and finance, energy transition: CMCC at EAERE 2022

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A summary of CMCC’s contribution to the 27th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, taking place from 28 June to 01 July 2022.

The 27h Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), whose Secretariat is managed by CMCC Foundation, is taking place from 28 June to 01 July 2022 at the PalaCongressi of Rimini (Italy). The conference is organised by the Department of Economics of the University of Bologna (UniBo), with the support of Bank of Italy and the European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE).

The conference will gather 750 participants and will include full paper and egg-timer sessions in all fields of environmental and resource economics. See here the conference programme.


The Policy Outreach Committee (POC) of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) prepared a statement on the EU’s legislative proposals on climate change. The statement, presented for endorsement to the whole scientific community in Europe and worldwide, has already obtained more than 900 endorsements. It aims to draw the attention of policymakers and public opinion on the implications of the legislative package and on some key challenges that need to be addressed in the future. While the package can be further improved, it takes a step in the right direction if we want to raise the ambition of the European climate policy and achieve climate neutrality by mid-century.

To endorse the Statement, signing it here


Researchers of the RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE) and the CMCC Economic analysis of Climate Impacts and Policy (ECIP) Research Division will actively participate in the conference as organizers and chairs of a Policy Session and an Award Session (June 29). Moreover, their papers will be presented in policy, thematic, parallel, and egg-timer sessions. CMCC’s contribution to the 27th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists is summarized below.


29 JUNE 2022

Award Session 1: EAERE Award for ERC Grants – Presentation by the winner of this year’s recipient of the ERC Advanced Grant & by past winners.

9:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Organiser and moderator: Enrica De Cian (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and CMCC)

2022 ERC Grant Awardee: Daniel Sturm (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Presentation by prior ERC Grant Awardees, “Experience of ERC Grant Winners”:
Massimo Tavoni (EIEE and CMCC)
Phoebe Koundouri (EAERE and Athens University of Economics and Business)
Nadia Ameli (UCL)
Ulrich Wagner (University of Mannheim)


Policy Session 1: Border Carbon Adjustments: Drivers or Impediments for Climate Ambition?

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Organised by the RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment (EIEE) and supported by the H2020-MSCA-RISE project GEMCLIME-2020

Countries are increasingly pursuing climate plans consistent with reaching climate neutrality but with different levels of carbon pricing and regulatory effort. Against this backdrop of heterogeneous mitigation incentives, Border Carbon Adjustments have been proposed to address competitiveness concerns, to deter emission leakage, and to encourage ambition, by ensuring that imports face the same explicit or implicit carbon price faced by domestic producers in countries with more ambitious climate policies. However, BCAs are institutionally complex, the evidence of carbon leakage is limited, and the implications for international cooperation and climate justice are not clear. The aim of this policy session is to assess the environmental and economic impact of border carbon adjustments. Panelists will discuss the potential role of BCAs to promote or deter climate ambition, and to encourage emission reductions effectively and fairly.

Keigo Akimoto (Research Institute of Innovative Technology for the Earth)
Francesco Bosello(Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; EIEE)
Jos Delbeke (European University Institute)
Carolyn Fischer (World Bank)
Suzi Kerr (Environmental Defense Fund)
Billy Pizer (Resources for the Future)

Moderation: Massimo Tavoni (Politecnico di Milano, EIEE)


Weather and Health

4:15 PM – 6:00 PM

Paper presentation: Temperature and Mental Health: Evidence from Helpline Calls — PRESENTER: Benedikt Janzen, DISCUSSANT: Shouro Dasgupta

Paper presentation: Climate change induced crop yield efficiency loss and the impact on children’s health – PRESENTER: Shouro Dasgupta, DISCUSSANT: Veronica Vienne


 30 JUNE 2022

Policy Session 2: How to integrate environmental risks into central banks’ macroeconomic analysis and operations?

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Ivan Faiella (Banca d’Italia)
Lars Peter Hansen (University of Chicago)
Laura Parisi (European Central Bank)
Mathilde Salin (Banque de France)

Moderation: Emanuele Campiglio (University of Bologna)


Electricity Markets 2

2:00 PM – 03:45 PM

Chair: Francesco Colelli

Paper presentation: Asset stranding in the power sector: Assessing the risk carried by companies and their ultimate owners – PRESENTER: Angelika von Dulong, DISCUSSANT: Francesco Colelli

Paper presentation: Intensive and extensive margins of the peak load: measuring adaptation with mixed frequency panel data – PRESENTER: Francesco Colelli, DISCUSSANT: Mirjam Kosch


CGE Modelling 2 

2:00 PM – 03:45 PM

Paper presentation: Application of the Concept of “Functionalities” in Macroeconomic Modelling Frameworks – Insights for Austria and Methodological Lessons Learned — PRESENTER: Jakob Mayer, DISCUSSANT: Gabriele Standardi

Paper presentation: Assessing macro-economic effects of climate impacts on energy demand in EU sub-national regions — PRESENTER: Gabriele Standardi, DISCUSSANT: Adam Rose


Egg-timmer Session 2: Climate Policy

4:15 PM – 06:00 PM

Paper presentation: Net economic benefits of well-below 2C scenarios and associated uncertainties – PRESENTER : Laurent Drouet


 1 JULY 2022

Thematic Session 8: Jobs and Skills in the Low Carbon Economy

2:00 PM – 03:45 PM

Digital industrial technologies and decarbonization pathways: energy and labor market impacts – SPEAKERS: Caterina Alacevich, Elena Verdolini


For more information, see here the conference programme.

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