About Cere

The Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics is a centre with members predominantly from the Unit of Economics at the Umeå Business School of Economics and Statistics, the Unit of Economic History, also at Umeå University, and the Department of Forest Economics at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. 

What we do

Annually CERE organizes several seminars with national and international researchers within the field as well as the environmental and resource economics conference held on the Island of Ulvön where young researcher can present to and discuss with prominent researchers within the field. The Centre is also engaged in education on all levels at both universities. CERE strives to contribute to a rapid transformation towards a sustainable society both through rigorous economic research that supports decision-making and enhancing sustainability awareness among students at both universities. See vision and mission below.

How CERE came to be

CERE was created by professors of economics Runar Brännlund and Bengt Kriström, who were located in Umeå on the same campus but at different universities – Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. These universities are themselves leading in the field of environmental and resource economics and the professors thought it only natural that they ought to collaborate since it would be beneficial for everyone.  What this collaboration should look like was then discussed in detail and led to the establishment of CERE, the Centre for Environmental and Resource Economics in 2009.


Our Management

The day-to-day operation are managed by a director and a deputy director. They are responsible for the operation planning, management and coordination of CERE. This entails i.e. externally funded projects and collaboration within academia and society.

Director of CERE: Tommy Lundgren (Professor, Department of Forest Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) Umeå)

Deputy Director of CERE: Göran Bostedt (Associate Professor, Department of Economics, USBE, Umeå University and Guest Professor, Department of Forest Economics, SLU Umeå)

Scientific Secretaries of CERE: Hanna Lindström (Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, USBE, Umeå University) and Adan L. Martinez-Cruz (Senior Lecturer, Department of Forest Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

Our Board of Directors

The Board of Directors sets the overarching course and development of CERE as well as generally assisting the operations. The board decides operational plan, objectives, annual report and operational management. It consists of scientifically qualified internal representatives; teachers from both Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences as well as an external representative from the business sector and society.

Chairman: Sofia Lundberg (Professor and Dean at the Umeå School of Business and Economics, Umeå University)

Jon Moen (Professor, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University)

Ove Nilsson (Professor, Umeå Plant Science Centre and Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, SLU Umeå)

Staffan Norin (Region chief forester and Deputy Director General, Swedish Forest Agency)

Göran Ståhl (Professor, Department of Forest Resource Management, SLU Umeå)

Camilla Widmark (Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Forest Economics, SLU Umeå)

Our Advisory Board for Strategic Issues

The Advisory Board provides invaluable knowledge, experience and advice from their respective industries and areas of expertise. Industries and areas very much relevant to CERE’s research. They visit us biannually.

Kerstin Hallsten (Chief Economist, The Swedish Association of Industrial Employers and Swedish Forest Industries Federation)

Jens Lundgren (Deputy Chief Economist, Swedish Energy Markets Inspectorate)

Svante Mandell (Head of division Environmental Economics, National Institute of Economic Research)

Eva Samakovlis (Analysdirektör, Chef för analysavdelningen, Arbetsförmedlingen)

Jan Strömbergsson (Senior Analyst, Skellefteå Kraft AB)


CERE is known nationally and internationally for its rigorous academic research thatsupports decision-making for a rapid progress towards a sustainable society.  Researchers at CERE combine theory and empirical tools to promote a holistic view of the husbandry of our natural resources and environment in a market economy, and enhances sustainability awareness among students of both hosting universities by integrating itself into education.  


We firmly believe that decisions about the husbandry of our natural resources and environment must be informed by rigorous application of economic sciences in addressing sustainability challenges. In line with this belief, we develop and bring into play cutting-edge theoretical and empirical research to support the design of transformational policy and facilitate state-of-the-art education in our fields of specialization at both hosting universities.  

Annual reports

2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011


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How accessible is the website?

We know some parts of this website aren’t fully accessible. See the section on non-accessible content below for more information.

What to do if you can’t access parts of this website?

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You can contact us in the following ways:

  • email: mona.bonta.bergman@slu.se
  • call: +46 730-347 379

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

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Enforcement procedure

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Technical information about this website’s accessibility

This website is partially compliant with the Swedish accessibility regulations, due to the non-compliances listed below.

Non accessible content
Non compliance with the accessibility regulations


  • Pictures and pdf documents produced before September 23 2020 are not in line with accessibility regulations.
  • Our working papers are placed on an external server.

Disproportionate burden

CERE invokes an exemption for disproportionate burden in accordance with § 12 in the accessibility regulations for the content described below.

Working papers and material produced ahead of the regulation coming into force have not been adapted due to lack of resources in this


How we tested this website

We have performed a self-assessment (internal testing) of the CERE web.

The last assessment was made on 21 September 2020.

The statement was last updated on 9 January 2020.