Environmental Economics

Advanced Research in Energy and Environmental Economics

University of Vigo
Economics for Energy

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Post-docs funded by the Advancing Sustainability initiative.  (L-R) Luis Rey and Klaas Wuerzburg.In Europe, Alcoa Foundation is funding the Advanced Research in Energy and Environmental Economics project conducted by the University of Vigo (Spain) and the private research center, Economics for Energy.

There is currently a strong need for high-quality research in the economics of energy production and consumption. Spanish firms, regulators and consumers operating in the energy domain, need scientific data to make informed decisions, especially from an economic point of view. The goal of this research is to improve the knowledge on specific global energy issues from an economic perspective to improve the information available to decision-makers in this field. 

The initiative is funding the establishment of a fellowship program about real world applications and practices in energy and environmental economics.  The research produced by the fellows will be eligible to be presented at major international academic events and published in top academic journals.  The results will be disseminated to Spanish and European firms and regulators, so these organizations can make more informed energy decisions.

This research approach will contribute to the scientific literature in the fields of energy and environmental economics. It will enable the dissemination of solutions and ideas for a better public and private strategy in the energy domain.  The academic results of the research fellows and of the activities related to them (i.e. workshops, participation in conferences, etc.) will be published in international media, with a focus on the international academic community. Special attention will be paid to the transfer of knowledge to firms and regulators. 

Economics for Energy will disseminate the results to Spanish energy producers and consumers, so the organizations can make more informed decisions with regard to energy.  The project will try to influence practical strategies of firms and governments in the energy domain, particularly in Spain and Europe.

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