The Environment for Development Initiative (EfD) hosted the 14th EfD Annual Meeting, a conference that covers Environmental, Natural Resource and Economic issues related to the Global South. Although this year the meeting could not take place in India, as planned, it was conducted virtually and joined near 400 expert researchers. The event was carried out between November 16th and 20th, 2020.
Nine researchers from the EfD Chile center participated in a series of sessions on Development and Health, Cookstoves and Wood-Burning Stoves, Fishery, Natural Resource and Conservation, Aquaculture, Sustainable fishing and Behavioral and Experimental Economics. The list of presentations and authors is shown below (click on the names to get more information about the authors):
- Exploring consistency between stated and revealed preferences prior the plastic bag ban policy in Chile (Mónica Marcela Jaime Torres).
- Subnational crowding out and mining localities: Does the level of local provision of public goods matter? (Mauricio Oyarzo).
- The Performance of Shared Fish Stock Fisheries under Varying Institutional and Socioeconomic Conditions: Evidence from the South Eastern Pacific Anchoveta Fishery (Carlos Chávez).
- Promoting small-scale aquaculture in coastal Chile: The role of user rights and location for activity choices and incomes (Jorge David Dresdner).
- Market Integration and Price Leadership: The U.S. Atlantic Salmon Market (Leonardo Salazar).
- Environmental performance in the salmon industry in Chile (César Salazar).
- Assessing the Use of Pseudo-panels to Estimate the Value of Statistical Life in Developing Countries (Felipe Vásquez).
- Estimating the Implicit Discount Rate for New Technology Adoption of Wood-Burning Stoves (Felipe Vásquez).
- Spatio-temporal inefficiency analysis over the provision of local public goods: the case of education and well-being in Chilean mining municipalities (Cristóbal Vásquez).
- What drives ecologically sustainable fisheries? A fishery-country level data analysis using Fishery Performance Indicators (Mauricio Leiva).
In words of the center director Marcela Jaime: “we are very glad the pandemic did not prevent us from having an important participation in this year’s annual meeting. On the contrary, this was an opportunity for old and new members to share the interesting work we are conducting in our center, in a number of areas. We also enjoyed sharing some time with other EfD researchers and to expand our network even further”.
Because of the virtual nature of the event, EfD members and people who never participated in the annual meetings before now had the opportunity to learn more about the research that is being conducted at the Chile EfD center. Moreover, the next version of this conference will take place in Tanzania, near Lake Victoria. More information about the way it is going to be implemented will be released according to the Covid-19 pandemics progression.
To get more information about the 14th EfD Annual Meeting, please check “EfD’s Annual Meeting – a virtual success.”