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Natural hazards, human disasters: economics and policy of extreme events

23-27 September 2024

Rome (Italy),

Department of Economics, University of Roma Tre

Via Silvio d’Amico 77, 00145, Rome



The Department of Economics of the University of Roma Tre and the Italian Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (IAERE) are delighted to announce the 8th edition of the IAERE School on "Natural hazards, human disasters: economics and policy of extreme events”.

The School will be held on September 23-27, 2024 at the Department of Economics of the University of Roma Tre. The programme of the School will consist of five days (Monday afternoon to Friday morning) of teaching by prominent academics. A roundtable with policymakers is scheduled on Friday morning.

The School will also offer the opportunity to students to present a research proposal. The best proposal will be awarded with the IAERE Visiting PhD Scholarship.

Please notice that the registration to the School is reserved for IAERE Members. Participants who are not yet IAERE Members will be kindly requested to register for IAERE Membership.


In recent years, climate-related extreme events such as hurricanes, floods, and droughts have become increasingly frequent, necessitating timely and effective responses. Despite advancements in early warning systems, adaptation strategies, and post-disaster recovery measures, these extreme events have inflicted devastating impacts on societies, resulting in significant casualties, material deprivation, loss of productivity, and altered power dynamics.

The vulnerability to climate hazards is often exacerbated by weak recovery strategies and inadequate responses, which impede resilience and adaptation processes in turbulent environments. Examples include insufficient prevention measures, responses lacking coordination among various levels and stakeholders, opacity in resource allocation procedures, and a lack of accountability and civic engagement.

A comprehensive theoretical and empirical analysis of this issue is therefore essential to assist policymakers and practitioners in enhancing scholars’ understanding while supporting public administration preparedness to cope with such unpredictable events.

The aim of the Summer School is to explore the economic analysis of risk assessment and warning systems, discuss planning and recovery strategies to mitigate, prepare for, and respond to natural hazards, and provide an in-depth inquiry into successful adaptation strategies for reducing the negative impacts of climate-related extreme events. 


Graduate students, PhD candidates, and working professionals from any university, research institute, or other organization (private companies, government agencies, NGOs) with an interest in environmental issues and ability to read and write fluently in English. Advanced undergraduates will also be considerede considered.



The School will be organized in 7 teaching modules and 2 lab sessions (from Monday afternoon to Thursday afternoon). A roundtable with invited speakers and open discussion will conclude the school (Friday morning).

Number of Students
The minimum number of students for the activation of the program in person is 15. The maximum number is 50. Participation to School will be in person.

Important Dates

14 June 2024 - Deadline for applications
18 June 2024 - Acceptance notifications
19 July 2024 - Deadline for registration
23-27 September 2024- Roma Tre-IAERE School


Faculty Members

Stefano Clò (University of Firenze)

Loureiro Garcia Maria Luz (University of Santiago de Compostela)

Giovanni Marin (University of Urbino ‘Carlo Bo’)

Marco Modica (Gran Sasso Science Institute)

Ilan Noy (Gran Sasso Science Institute)

Mariagrazia D’Angeli (University of Roma Tre)

Elisa Palagi (Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies)



The registration fee includes:

  • Course material

  • Participation Diploma

  • Coffee breaks and light lunches included in the School programme

  • One social event     

Any other meal not mentioned in the programme is not included

Accommodation is not included. The organizing committee has reserved rooms at discounted rates that can be booked during registration.


Hotel Reservation

A limited number of guest rooms will be offered to attendees at a discounted rate and will only be available through the online registration.  Booking will be on a first come, first served basis.  The hotels  is within walking distance to the Congress. 

Genius books your stay in the selected Hotel for the indicated period and the cost of the entire stay is non-refundable. The hotel will pre charge your credit card as guarantee

The balance must be paid to the hotel at the checkout. Genius Srl will send you a booking confirmation voucher before the event.

Reservation changes must be communicated to Genius Srl and are possible according to hotels availability.

Each change made after 19th July is on payment of supplementary cost of € 25,00

Organized By

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With the support of EAERE


PRIN 2022 APPLICATE - Assessing Public Policy effectiveness in minimising Local Impacts with Climate-related AdapTation Expenditures

Local Organizers
Elena Paglialunga (Coordinator), Mariagrazia D’Angeli, Elina De Simone, Martina Farinelli, Mara Giua, Martina Mancini, Enrico Marvasi, Francesco Salustri, Luca Spinesi.   

Department of Economics, University of Roma Tre.

Via Silvio D’Amico 77, 00145, Rome

Organizing Secretariat

Genius S.r.l. - Via L.S. Gualtieri, 11 - 06123 Perugia

T. 0755730617


        School Venue

  Department of Economics, University of Roma Tre.

  Via Silvio D’Amico 77, 00145, Rome


   Room 14 (Monday to Thursday) -  Sala Tesi (Friday)


    Coffee breaks are served at the Department of Economics, University of Roma Tre (first floor).

    Lunches are served at: Officina Alimentare

​               V.le Leonardo da Vinci, 215 (Roma)


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