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  • Junior Research Fellow

González, Carolina

Carolina González is Junior Research Fellow at the Research Nucleus in Environemntal and Natural Resource Economics.

  • Secretarial Support

Alveal, Marcela

Marcela Alveal provides administrative and secretarial support to the Research Nucleus in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics.

  • Deputy Center Director and Research Fellow

Gómez, Walter

Walter Gómez Bofill is Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematical Engineering at Universidad de La Frontera in Temuco, Chile. He did his Ph. D.

  • Research Fellow

Estay, Manuel

Manuel Estay is professor in the Department of Economics at the Universidad de Concepción, Chile.

  • Research Fellow and Communication Officer

Quiroga, Miguel

Miguel Quiroga is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Universidad de Concepción, Chile. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • Research Fellow

Salgado, Hugo

Hugo Salgado has a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

  • Research Fellow

Dresdner, Jorge

Jorge Dresdner is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Universidad de Concepción. He obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Uppsala, Sweden.

  • Research Fellow

Parés Bengoechea, Claudio

Claudio Parés is Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the Universidad de Concepción. He got his PhD. In Economics at the Toulouse School of Economics, France.

  • Center Director and Senior Research Fellow

Chávez Rebolledo, Carlos

Carlos Chávez is a Professor in the School of Economics and Business (Facultad de Economía y Negocios (FEN)) at the Universidad de Talca.  He is also the Director of the Research Nucleus

  • Research Fellow

Jaime Torres, Marcela

Marcela Jaime holds a Bachelor in Economics, National University of Colombia, Campus Medellin (Colombia) MSc.


Fellowship for Environmental Studies at Duke Kunshan

Duke Kunshan University is now accepting applications for the new international Master of Environmental Policy (iMEP) Program. The iMEP program is a two-year degree offered jointly by Duke’s Sanford School of Public Policy and Nicholas School of the Environment.  Students will study core courses in both environmental management and public policy at Duke Kunshan University (China) and Duke University (United States).  We would really appreciate it if you could share this information with people who might be interested. 


Request for concept notes to develop collaborative multi-site research projects

SETI ( invites concept notes to seed collaborative research related to energy transitions. We particularly welcome proposals for work related to the SETI priority themes, including: Consequences of energy poverty, defined as a lack of reliable access to electricity and other modern fuels Drivers of the energy transition in low- and middle-income contexts, including lessons from past experiences Impacts of energy transitions at various scales (households, firms, and the regional and global environment) Policy levers and solutions to speed the energy transition; and analysis of their effectiveness Notable gaps in research on energy transitions


Fisheries and energy in focus during EfDPolicy day 2016

In relation to the EfD Annual meeting, the Chilean EfD center (NENRE) organized a policy day as a forum for  policy makers and EfD researchers to meet and exchange ideas.  The focus of  this year´s event was fisheries and energy.


NENRE Researcher gives a talk on Chilean TURFs

Carlos Chávez gives a presentation in the context of a Workshop on Monitoring and Productivity of Chilean TURFs. The activity took place during June in the city of Puerto Montt, southern Chile, with the participation of leaders from more than 40 organization of artisanal fishermen, government officials, the National Fisheries Services, and the Chilean Judicial system.


Fourth Workshop on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and Third Short Course to Policy Makers organized by Chilean EfD Center

The EfD Chilean Center, Research Nucleus in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Concepción, organized for the fourth time, a discussion workshop on the design of public policies on the use of natural and environmental resources. The objective of the workshop was to develop a scientific discussion to think about the state of the art in Natural Resource Economics and the Environment in Chile and contribute to maintain a long-run collaborative relationship with Policy Makers working in the areas of fisheries management, air pollution control and climate change.


Chilean National Commission of Lithium submitted final report

The "National Commission of Lithium" ("Comisión Nacional del Litio", by its name in Spanish), which included among its members NENRE-Concepcion researcher Carlos Chávez, submitted the final report to the Chilean Government. The Commission had as objective to propose to the Chilean Government a public policy for the exploitation of Lithium in Chile.


NENRE renewed support from the Chilean Government

Membership of a well-reputed international environmental economics research and capacity building network such as the EfD initiative was among the criteria when the Chilean EfD Center, the Research Nucleus on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (NENRE) was granted another 3 years round of funding (2015-2017) by the Millennium Social Sciences Initiative, from the Ministry of Economics, Promotion and Tourism, of the Government of Chile.


Course on Impact Evaluation to Policy Makers

On March 20, 2014, our center organized a short course on Impact Evaluation for Natural Resource and Environmental Programs designed for policy makers in Chile. The aim was to explain basic concepts of the impact evaluation methodology and show some examples of these methods in the area.


Professor James Murphy taught a course in Concepcion

Professor James Murphy from Department of Economics in College of Business and Public Policy at University of Alaska-Anchorage visit our center in January 2014 to continue the research collaboration with Professor Carlos Chávez in field experiments with fishermen.


Stove Exchange Program in Temuco

The Nucleus on Environmental and Resource Economics (NENRE) at Concepción has developed a strong line of research on the problem of using economic incentives for controlling air pollution in the urban areas of central-southern Chile.


New Project on Artisanal Fishery in Chile

The EfD center in Chile, Research Nucleus on Environmental and Natural Resource Economics – Universidad de Concepción, is currently developing a research project on the Artisanal Sardine and Anchovies fishery in Central Southern Chile for the Undersecretary of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Regulatory Fisheries Authority in Chile).


Hunter Lenihan in Concepción

Professor Hunter Lenihan from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), visited the EfD Center at Concepcion. Professor Lenihan is a Marine Ecologist that has extensive experience working on marine ecological restoration projects and aquaculture in California, North Carolina and the French Polynesia.


Welcoming three new EfD centers

The ambition to make EfD a truly global network of research centers devoted to the application of environmental economics for development is now being acted upon. The Coordination Committee of the EfD Initiative welcomed three new centers as EfD members.