Frank Vöhringer

BP 2140 (Bâtiment BP)
Station 16
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Climate economics
Environmental economics
Energy economics
Computable general equilibrium modeling

Teaching & PhD

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering

PhD Students

Trogrlic Lea,

Past EPFL PhD Students

Maire Sophie , Usui Takafumi ,


Environmental Economics for Engineers

Economic analysis (supply, demand, prices, elasticities), applied to environmental issues: externalities, instruments of environmental regulation (voluntary approaches, incentive taxes, emissions markets), assessment of economic impacts and valuation of natural resources, cost-benefit analysis.

Models for applied environmental economics

Mainly based on the discussion of peer reviewed academic papers, the course introduces non economists to the main types of applied models used in environmental economic analysis: linear programming, partial and general equilibrium, game theory, and agent based models.

Climate economics for engineers

The course introduces non economists to the economic analysis of climate change: economic activity and climate change, estimation of climate impacts, optimal mitigation and adaptation, national and international climate policy, instruments for climate policy.