Chosen by members’ votes, the President has among his/her functions:

a) Legally represent the Association before any kind of public or private organizations.

b) Call, chair and preside over the meetings held by the General Assembly and the Board of Directors

c) Direct the deliberations of both.

d) Order payments and authorize with his/her signature the documents, minutes and correspondence.

e) Adopt any urgent measure that the smooth running of the Association advises is necessary or desirable for the development of its activities, without prejudice to account later to the Board of Directors.

Current President

Dr. Santiago Rubio

Santiago J. Rubio Jorge (Valencia, 1958) is full professor of the Economic Analysis Department at the University of Valencia (UV). Bachelor of Economics (1982) from the UV, he has a Master in Energy Economics from the French Institute of Pretoleum and the University of Dijon and a doctoral degree in Economics from the UV. During the course 1992-1993, he was a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California at Berkeley and in 2002 was visiting the Economics Department at the University of Southampton. In 2009, he received the National Prize Lucas Mallada in Economics and Environment awarded by the Spanish Government. From 2002 to 2005 served as Second Vice-President of the Spanish-Portuguese Association of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (AERNA) and in 2006 was elected member of the Council of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) and acted as its Vice-President from 2008 to 2009. In 2012 was appointed Head of the Department of Economic Analysis at the University of Valencia.

Specialist in Environmental and Resource Economics, he has addressed different issues in this field among which it can be mentioned the optimal management of water resources, the relationship between growth and environmental preservation, the analysis of environmental policy from a strategic point of view and mainly the stability of international environmental agreements.  He has published more than thirty paper in national and international journals and his more influential papers can be found in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Oxford Economic Papers, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Public Economics, Spanish Economic Review, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Resource and Energy Economics and Environmental and Resource Economics. From 2003 to 2015, he acted as Associate Editor of Economía Agrarias y Recursos Naturales Agricultural and Resource Economics edited by the Spanish Association of Agricultural Economics, and from 2013 is Advisory Editor of Environmental Modeling & Assessment.

He has been as well Main Researcher from 1997 in different research projects financed by the Spanish National Plans of Research, Development and Innovation and has had research contracts with the Valencian Institute of Economic Researches and the Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Foundation.

Former presidents:

  • Dr. Antoni Riera Font (2015-2018)
  • Dr. Emilio Cerda (2012-2015)
  • Dra. María A. Cunha-e-Sá (2009-2012)
  • Dr. Pablo Campos Palacín (2002-2008)