Two new doctors

Tharshini Thangavelu defended her thesis “Essays on Malnutrition, Savings and Preferences” on September 12th, 2018. Her thesis touches three different topics in economics, namely preferences, savings and malnutrition. Jinggang Guo defended his thesis “Economics Timber Production and Climate Change mitigation” on October 12th, 2018.

The nobel winners from an IAM researcher’s point of view

This is good news for the future of our planet, says Kelly de Bruin, associated member of CERE and Research Officer at The Economic and Social Research Institute on Ireland. The IPCC 1.5 degrees report, released a few days ago, warns for deep and immediate climate change action to limit severe climate impacts which makes models that describes the global interplay between the economy and the climate especially important.

BNP är inte ett korrekt mått

Bland andra CERE:s Runar Brännlund berättar i P1 morgon den 8 oktober (2018) om sin favoritkandidat till Riksbankens pris i ekonomisk vetenskap i Alfred Nobels minne, Martin Weitzman. Brännlund lyfter Weitzmans arbete kring hur miljöförstörande verksamheter kan styras politiskt och kritiken mot BNP som endast kan mäta marknadspriser, något som miljövaror sällan har.

No Poverty, Zero Hunger

For seventeen weeks, Umeå School of Business, Economics and Statistics will present their work in relation to the 17 Sustainable Development goals. For the first two goals, #1-No poverty and #2-Zero Hunger, we learn more about some of the research by CEREs Göran Bostedt.

Besök från Guilan universitetet i Iran

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Soleiman Mohammadi Limael, docent vid den skogliga institutionen, Guilan universitetet i Iran besökte CERE den 20 september (2018) för att diskutera framtida samarbeten mellan Sverige och Iran och främst universiteten SLU, Guilan och Umeå.

The Sören Wibe Prize 2018 awarded to research on optimal policy guide to greener economy

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Jussi Lintunen and Jussi Uusivuori show in their winning article that an increase in the use of wood, despite it not being emission free, is optimal. However, this is so only if the biomass stock first increases. A subsidy on forest growth and tax on harvest leads to forest owners postponing their harvest, which increases biomass stock and carbon sequestration. As the rotation approaches its maximum level of sustainability, the harvest yield will increase and price on roundwood will fall, so that it can become optimal to use roundwood in energy generation.

Lintunen, J. and Uusivuori, J. (2016) On the economics of forests and climate change: Deriving optimal policies. Journal of Forest Economics 24, 130-156
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