Research - Research in Economics and Management


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Environmental and resource economics conducts research in all relevant aspects of maintaining and improving environmental quality and promoting sustained use of natural resources, such as land, renewable resources and biodiversity.

The main topics in environmental economics research include the use of economic instruments in environmental policy, emissions trading, payments for ecosystem services, and economic valuation of environmental benefits and damages. Research in resource economics focuses on fisheries and forestry. Fisheries economics research focuses on the optimal exploitation of fish stocks, especially, Baltic salmon, herring, cod, sprat and whitefish using bioeconomic modelling, game theory and numerical analysis. Research in forestry comprises tools for biodiversity conservation, water protection policies, stopping deforestation and promoting carbon sequestration.

Both lines of research are interlinked; traditional resource use and quality of the environment depend on each other. Research applications include climate change mitigation and adaptation, Baltic Sea protection, seal and fish interaction, bioenergy policy issues, agri-environmental policies and climate change effects on marine ecosystems.


Updated 13-5-2012 by CL