Any further lockdown risks incurring a loss of over 10% of GDP without stemming the spread of Covid-19. The ideal strategy is to find and isolate the small fraction of infected people through…
2015 was a special year. During a few months the political
stars aligned and made it possible for the international
community to agree on the Agenda 2030
for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement
to limit global warming. Now the signatories need to
find ways to implement these agreements, which not
only imply a deep decarbonization of the economy but
must also meet the Sustainable Development Goals.
In this article we discuss the importance of pricing
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions2 to make this happen.
EfD Chile researchers Carlos Chávez and Jorge Dresdner designated as experts in the field of fisheries at the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation
The South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (SPRFMO) just updated its Expert List in August 2020 related to the Convention on the Conservation and Management of High Seas Fishery…
EfD Chile researcher Jorge Dresdner awarded for Outstanding Article in the journal Marine Resource Economics
On July 1st PhD Jorge Dresdner and co-authors Julio Peña-Torres, Felipe Quezada and Iván Luzardo were honoured as the winners for the 2020 Outstanding Article in Marine Resource Economics. Their…
Martine Visser, head of the EfD Center in Cape Town South Africa, was interviewed on BBC Business on how we can use nudging as a way to change peoples’ behavior in a favorable way. The program…
Vulnerability assessment using composite indices provides critical information for the policymakers on why certain regions are impacted more than the others. Several researchers have assessed the vulnerability to hazard in diverse spatial and environmental settings, however, not many studies have assessed the vulnerability to flood hazards in Bihar, where flooding is a perennial event.
To evaluate the management of Chilean universities in terms of their role as knowledge generators, the DEA methodology was applied to a subset of universities. Next, a fractional probit model was estimated with the efficiency scores obtained to explore factors that influence performance. The results show high levels of efficiency in research, with private institutions reporting higher scores than state institutions, and some important factors being detected in obtaining that performance.