Spanish-Portuguese Association of Natural
and Environmental Resource Economics


The winners of the First edition of the AERNA Awards for the best  PhD Thesis and best Master Thesis in the field of Environmental and Resource Economics (years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022) are

  • Francesca Tomori (Universitat Rovira i Virgili) for her PhD Thesis entitled “Environmental Policies in International Markets”, supervised by Dr. Bernd Theilen and Dr. José Manuel Giménez Gómez (More information).
  • Tobias Albrecht (Universitat de Barcelona), for his work entitled “Does Decentralization matter for Renewable Energy Sources?”, supervised by Dr. Enrique López-Bazo (More information).

The 11th AERNA Conference will take place in NOVA School of Business and Economics, Lisbon, 4-6 September 2024. Call for papers coming soon. 

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AERNA has started a new series of online seminars devoted to Environmental and Resource Economics. Wednesdays at 16:00, fortnightly. Click for details.


AERNA organizes a conference in September every two years. The X Conference took place in Barcelona in September 2022.


AERNA organizes small meetings for AERNA members with scientific affinity for the interchange of ideas and projects.

Welcome to the Spanish-Portuguese Association of Natural and Environmental Resource Economics Home Page

The Spanish-Portuguese Association of Natural and Environmental Resource Economics (AERNA) is an international scientific organization, with membership open to all persons involved in this field of economics. The main aims of AERNA are:

To contribute to the development and application of environmental, climate and resource economics.

To encourage and improve collaboration and communication among scholars, researchers, policymakers, students in environmental, climate and resource economics on Portugal and Spain.

To develop and encourage the cooperation across between universities and research institutions in Portugal and Spain.

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