Have you ever wondered how someone with an economic or social science background can contribute to conservation? I had asked myself that question many times while we were preparing for the sabbatical and our volunteer work in Costa Rica. I searched the internet looking for examples of volunteer work in conservation and it seemed to … Continue reading How Economics can contribute to Conservation
If for whatever reason you missed the Webinar on the impact of Covid on Conservation worldwide, do not panic! You can now see it in Youtube. Just click on the link below to access the video. What the speakers showed is that Covid was a radical disruption that triggered or accelerated innovations in conservation, from … Continue reading The video of the Webinar on the Impact of Covid on Conservation is out!
The One Planet Summit for Biodiversity that took place today in France, quick started with this song by Christophe Maé and Youssou Ndour,w hcih I thought was worth sharing. Both the images and the music moved me. It portrays the melting Artic artic and the dissapearance of the polar bears, but also some hope if … Continue reading A song about the melting Artic…and the power of joint actions
Join me on January 15th 8am-12 pm CST in a webinar on the Impact of Covid on Conservation Worldwide, together with a highly distinguished speakers from IUCN, TRAFFIC, Oxford University, Europarc Federation and the Jaguar Rescue Center. The Webinar is FREE of charge. Join us by subscribing using the following link. You will receive the … Continue reading Webinar on the Impact of Covid-19 on Conservation Worldwide
Plechero, M. Kulkarni, M., Chaminade, C., Parthasarathy, B. "Explaining the past, predicting the future: the influence of regional trajectories on innovation networks of new industries in emerging economies", Industry and Innovation. In this new article, co-authored with Monica Plechero, Mandar Kulkarni, and Balaji Parthasarathy, we look at how regional trajectories shape the configuration of innovation … Continue reading New publication: how regional trajectories influence the configuration of innovation networks of new industries in emerging economies
In this last post of this series about Economics and Conservation, I will look at how another branch of Economics - Development Economics - can contribute to conservation. Development Economics in a nutshell Development economics is a branch of economics that focuses on improving the economics and social conditions of developing countries. That is, it … Continue reading Development Economics and Conservation
At the offset of this world pandemic, I kept on thinking how the Corona would impact the most marginalized members of society. Now there are few articles tackling the topic, but they are mostly discussing what the impact of the Coronavirus will be in economic terms for those that are already struggling. But what about … Continue reading Pandemics and Poverty
Over the last few years, there has been a growing concern among academics and practitioners about the slow pace in which sustainability transformations unfold. In this context, my most recent work has been on understanding why and how transformations happen at a much faster pace in certain places than in others. I am very happy … Continue reading New publication: How can we accelerate sustainability transformations? A deeper look at place-based structural pre-conditions and agency.
When people think about innovation, they usually portray technological artifacts. But innovation is much more than that. In simple terms, it is about the capacity to change. As it goes, many conservation projects require individuals and organizations to change; to adopt new practices; to abandon others. This is where an economist with an Economics of Innovation background can come in handy.
If there is a branch of economics that traditionally has been related to, and contributed to conservation is Ecological economics. But What is Ecological Economics?, How different it is from Environmental economics?, and How is it applied to Conservation? Ecological economics in a nutshell Strong link with natural sciences One thing that sets apart Ecological … Continue reading Ecological Economics and Conservation