May 29th, 2023

The Spanish Portuguese Association of Natural and Environmental Resource Economics (AERNA) organizes the First Young AERNA Day on May 29th, 2023, hosted by the Department of Economic Analysis at Autonomous University of Madrid. The objective is to bring together PhD students and young scholars to present ongoing projects and exchange ideas in any area of environmental and resource economics. Each presentation will be followed by discussion by a senior scholar. The meeting includes a keynote lecture by Prof.  Johan Eyckmans (KU Leuven).


Salón de Grados Juan Carlos García-Bermejo
Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
C/ Tomas y Valiente nº5, 28049 Madrid


8:30-8:45. Registration

8:45-9:15h. Welcome

9:15-11:30h. Working session I. Chair: Aranzazu de Juan (UAM)

  • João Vaz (University of Gothenburg and NOVA SBE Lisbon). “The Choice of Mechanism for Biodiversity Offsetting” (coauthors: J. Coria and V. Inkinen). Discussant: Santiago J. Rubio (Universitat de València)
  • Françeska Tomori (Universitat Rovira i Virgili). “Electric vehicle adoption under subsidies and emission standards: The role of regulatory commitment” (coauthors: B. Theilen). Discussant: Guiomar Martín-Herrán (Universidad de Valladolid)
  • Laís Ramos (Universidad de Valladolid). “Environmental regulation and tax evasion when the regulator has incomplete information” (coauthors: F. Cabo and G. Martín-Herrán). Discussant: Carmen Arguedas (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Mohammad Asif Khan (Universidad del País Vasco and University of Galway). “Quantifying Individuals’ Willingness to Pay for Improved Air Quality in South Delhi: Comparing Contingent Valuation and Discrete Choice Experiment Estimates”. Discussant: Paola Ovando (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas)
  • Julen Perales (Universidad Pública de Navarra). “Modelling Land Use Change Patterns from a Regional Perspective: The Case of Navarra” (coauthors: M.J. Campión, E. Domínguez and N. Osés). Discussant: Aranzazu de Juan Fernandez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

11:30-12:00h. Coffee break

12:00-13:00h. Keynote lecture: Prof. Johan Eyckmans (KU Leuven). “On the Economics of Circular Economy”

13:00-14:45h. Lunch

14:45-17:00h. Working session II. Chair: Rocío Sánchez Mangas (UAM)

  • Germán Sánchez (Universidad de Lleida). “Optimal conservation policy acceptance: The case of the Lleida plain” (coauthors: J.C. Pereau and M. Viladrich). Discussant: Sonia Quiroga (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • Iban Ortuzar (Universidad de Girona). “Assessing the efficiency and equity trade-off in water allocation during a drought. A case study for Spain” (coauthors: A. Serrano and A. Xabadia). Discussant: Encarna Esteban (Universidad de Zaragoza)
  • Mariagrazia D’Angeli (University of Roma Tre). “Local sources of vulnerability to climate change and armed conflicts in East Africa” (coauthors: F. Cappelli, V. Costantini, G. Marin and E. Paglialunga). Discussant: Jorge García Hombrados (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Giulia Gadani (Université Cote d’Azur). “Extreme events, ideological patterns and polarization: evidence from US storms” (coauthors: M. Coronese and F. Lamperti). Discussant: Julia de Frutos Cachorro (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Inês Póvoa (Nova School of Business and Economics). “The impacts of extreme weather events on productivity”. Discussant: Rocío Sanchez Mangas (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

17:00-17:30h. Coffee break

17:30-19:30h. Working session III. Chair: Alejandro Caparrós (U. Durham) 

  • Carles Mañó-Cabello (Universitat de Barcelona). “Being Human: Endogenous Growth, Pollution and Natural Resources under Time-Inconsistent Preferences”. Discussant: Maria Pilar Martinez García (Universidad de Murcia)
  • Claudia Ranocchia (Universidad Complutense de Madrid). “Porter hypothesis vs pollution haven hypothesis: Can an emission tax avoid the pollution haven hypothesis?”. Discussant: Francisco Cabo (Universidad de Valladolid)
  • Matteo Bulgarelli (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Université Catholique de Louvain). “The Environmental Implications of Renting the Runway”. Discussant: Francisco J. André (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • David Andrés-Cerezo (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid). “Storage and Renewable Energies: Complements or Substitutes?” (coauthors: N. Fabra). Discussant: Alejandro Caparrós (University of Durham)

19:30-19:45h. Closing words

21:00-23:00h. Farewell dinner

Organizing Committee

Carmen Arguedas (chair, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Francisco J. André (Universidad  Complutense de Madrid), Francisco Cabo (Universidad de Valladolid), Alejandro Caparrós (Durham University), Encarna Esteban (Universidad de Zaragoza), Julia de Frutos (Universidad de Barcelona), Renan Goetz (Universitat de Girona), Aranzazu de Juan (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Alexandra Leitao (Universidade Católica Portuguesa), María Pilar Martínez (Universidad de Murcia), Paola Ovando (CSIC), Fernando Peinado (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Sonia Quiroga (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) and Santiago Rubio (Universidad de Valencia).

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