Learn more about the course Productivity and efficiency analysis with focus on modeling a pollution generating technology, 7,5 ETCS credits, that took place between 5-9 December 2016. The course will also run in 2017.
Five no-take zones for fishing were set up in Sweden 2009-2011, three on the Swedish west coast and two on the east coast. These zones have since been evaluated by the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management with analysis of both de biological and cost benefit effects of the no-take zones. CERE made an analysis of the cost-benefit effects and it showed that the no-take zones for fishing could increase the value for both fishing and other ecosystem services like improved water quality, improved experience of nature or foreign species control.
CERE famous Oben Bayrak, who had his dissertation this spring, has been granted a stipend from the Jan Wallanders and Tom Hedelius foundation as well as the Tore Browaldhs foundation. The stipend offers Oben the chance to research full time for the following three years. He returns to CERE in the beginning of 2017.
“Our analysis shows that the governing towards a circular economy does not lead to increased employment or improved economic growth”
Read the DN debate article regarding a new environmental economics report from the National Institute of Economic Research (NIER) that will be made public today at 10am. One of the authors is CERE’s Runar Brännlund.
Read the article “Cirkulär ekonomi ökar inte sysselsättningen” (only in Swedish), published December 4th 2016.
More on the report and the report itself can be found on NIER’s web (only in Swedish).
Mattias Vesterberg, who will defend his dissertation in the beginning of 2017, recently had two papers published.
PhD student Brian Danley, who recently joined CERE, provides a critical review of the dominant definitions of ecosystem servicesin his first article, written with Camilla Widmark.
His research focuses on the valuation of ecosystem services. In particular, how to improve the modeling of discrete choice data and consider non-utility maximizing behavior, e.g. respondents using simplifying strategies and heuristics.
PhD Camilla Widmark, who recently joined CERE, has leading a consortium of eight partners, been granted funding for a project running over three years, starting on December 1st, 2016 from the SUMFOREST (SUstainable forest management, Multifunctional Forestry, European Forest Policy), an FP7 ERA-NET project.
The CERE famous Chandra Kiran has recently been offered, and gladly accepted, the position of Assistant Professor (biträdande lektor) at the Department of Forest Economics, at SLU Umeå. A position that will focus on resource and energy economics.