Our research in Environmental and Resource Economics covers a wide variety of topics such as fishery, forestry, agriculture, biodiversity and climate change. The methods we use include among others optimization, valuation, econometrics and game theory.
Environmental and Resource Economics studies the interaction of society and environment, environmental issues and problems, and nature conservation by applying economic theory and methods. The scope of environmental and resource economics includes both positive and normative analysis. The positive analysis studies how economic actions affect natural resources and environment, while the normative analysis studies the preferred environmental behavior of the society, and how it compares to the behavior in the markets. The goal is to find ways to fix market failures so that natural resources are utilized sustainably, while preventing the degradation of nature. The theory and empirical applications of environmental and resource economics are based on the general economic theory, especially microeconomic theory, public economic theory and capital theory, in addition to methods of empirical research.
Our current research themes and the projects in which we collaborate are listed below. Projects are placed under the theme which they mostly relate to.