Swedish no-take zones for fishing could increase the value for fishing

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.

The return of Oben

Dr Oben BayrakCERE 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.

Welcome back!

”Circular economy does not increase employment”

“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).

CERE welcomes post doc Erlend Dancke Sandorf

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.

Large grant to CERE member

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.

New Assistant Professor at SLU

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.

10 recommended working papers

CERE’s Klarizze Puzon has collected 10 interesting working papers from around the world on valuation, energy, natural resources and environment.

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