58 million SEK for digitalization of sustainable forestry

The forest industry and researcher will in the research program Mistra Digital Forestry together digitalize the forestry. Through smart digitalization, the program plans on researching how the forest can be used more efficiently with increased leniency.

Fly or use kicksled, the amount of greenhouse gas remains the same

On DN debate, October 29th, 18 researchers urge the universities to in the next five years cut their own emissions by half. CERE researches Runar Brännlund, Bengt Kriström, Magnus Lindmark and Tommy Lundgren finds this somewhat conspicuous. The 18 stresses the importance of university research be taken seriously, all the while their suggestion lack scientific legitimacy when it comes to how non-wasteful climate policy should be designed.

Best PhD course awarded to Oben Bayrak

A new course/workshop on Behavioral Environmental Economics designed and organized by Oben Bayrak was awarded best PhD course from the Faculty of Forest Sciences. The course has, according to the prize committee, contributed to increase the attraction for the faculty graduate studies.

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.

GDP, not the correct measurement

CERE’s Runar Brännlund, amongst others, shares his favorite candidate for the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Sciences, Martin Weitzman, on P1 morgon on October 8th (2018). Brännlund raises the Weitzman research both around how polluting businesses can be governed as well as the critique of GDP that only measures market prices, a price seldom found on environmental goods.

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