Millennium Nucleus Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Impact Area: Society
Speciality: Public Politics
The central objective of the Millennium Nucleus Center of Research in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics is to strengthen the collaborative work of the investigators that compose it, and encourage the training of new researchers through the Masters Program in Economics of Natural Resources and the Environment.
The Millennium Nucleus Center of Research in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics develops theoretical and applied scientific exploration in the area of public policies associated with environmental regulation and natural resources management. The center’s main areas of study are:
- Design of Environmental Protection Policies: focused on regulations intended to reduce pollution, including the creation of intervention tools, the launch of monitoring activities and inspection to induce compliance, among other aspects.
- Marine Resource Economics: includes fishing and aquiculture, and concentrates on the use of property rights as a regulation tool that allows the achievement of diverse objectives concerning fisheries management.
- Climate Change and Ecosystem Services: it studies the impact of climate change, and the assessment of ecosystem services.
Beginning in 2013, Research in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics is a member of the Network of Centers that conform the Environment for Development (EFD) initiative. The Millennium Nucleus Center is mainly housed at the Economics Department of the Concepción University.