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Estimados miembros de LAERE

Como les informamos a principios del año, iniciamos un proceso de selección de un nuevo integrante del secretariado de la Asociación.

En este momento tenemos a dos excelentes candidatos:

  • Dr. Jorge A. Bonilla, profesor de la Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
  • Dr. Adan L. Martínez, profesor de la Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umea, Suecia.

El siguiente paso es que ustedes, como miembros de la Asociación, elijan al candidato que consideren la mejor opción para ser parte del secretariado. Para esto, hemos habilitado este link donde encontrarán los perfiles de
cada candidato y la plataforma para enviar su voto.

Las votaciones estarán abiertas hasta el 31 de marzo de 2023.

Los invitamos a mirar los perfiles de los dos candidatos y a votar por su preferido. Agradecemos su participación en las actividades de la Asociación.

Cordial saludo,
Jorge H. Maldonado
Presidente LAERE




Dear members of LAERE

As we informed you at the beginning of the year, we began the selection process for a new member of the Association's board. 


We have currently two excellent candidates:

  • Dr. Jorge A. Bonilla, Associate professor at Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, and
  • Dr. Adan L. Martinez, Associate professor at Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umea, Sweden.

 The next step is inviting you, as members of the Association, to choose the person you consider the best option to be part of the board. For this, we have enabled this  link to a form where you will find the profiles of each candidate and the platform to cast your vote.

Voting will be open until March 31st 2023.

We invite you to look at the profiles of the two candidates and vote for your favorite.

We appreciate your participation in the activities of the Association.

Best regards,

Jorge H. Maldonado
President LAERE

David R. Heres, Associate Professor of Universidad Iberoamericana invite you to submit a paper to our upcoming special issue on environmental and resource economics for Revista Sobre México Temas de Economía( Published electronically by the Department of Economics of Universidad Iberoamericana, A.C., Mexico City, Sobre México is an economics journal which contains peer-reviewed articles, reviews and scholarly commentary on wide ranging topics of applied economics, relevant for better economic and social policy design in Mexico.   

The Journal seeks to provide support to the analysis, design, and effective implementation of public policies. It is aimed at researchers, students, those responsible for designing social and economic policies, as well as decision makers from the public and private sectors.

As a guest editor, I am hoping to bring together experts in the field of environmental and resource economics, particularly those whose empirical work may be relevant to the Mexican context. We welcome original research articles, articles, reviews and scholarly commentaries related to the following themes:


·       Biodiversity conservation

·       Climate change

·       Deforestation

·       Green finance

·       Natural resource

·       Pollution

·       Sustainable mobility

If you have research or a project related to any of these and related themes, we would be delighted to receive your submission. All papers received by March 31, 2023 will be peer-reviewed to ensure the highest quality of content. Please find below further information regarding this call and the journal:

·       Call for papers:

·       Guide for authors:

·       Submission process:

·       Peer-review process:

·       Previous numbers:


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Dear Members, 


Darin Christensen and his team are looking for someone to join the Project on Resources and Governance (PRG) research initiative at UCLA to help lead collaborative research related to natural resource management. Ideal candidates will be excited about research, traveling to work with partners and design data collection, and based out of Los Angeles. This position could be a good fit for a PhD, who's looking for a more applied role, but is still excited about being in a university setting. 


Please see the job description attached above in "Read More".





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As a follow-up to the conference organized in November by UNDP, the World Bank, and the International Economics Association, there is now a special issue to be published by Environmental Research: Climate. This is a new multidisciplinary, open-access journal from IOP Publishing which also publishes Environmental Research Letters, a very well-ranked journal in Environmental Science.


Social norms influence what responsibilities, opportunities, and behaviors are seen as appropriate for women and men in the community and at home. These social norms promote gendered behaviors concerning the household division of labor, labor market participation, asset ownership and accumulation, and attitudes toward consumption decisions. Consequently, women, non-binary people, and men diverge in their capacity to adapt, opportunities, and resources upon which to draw to counter the negative impacts of climate change. Vulnerabilities and risks from climate change vary by gender. The same is true for individuals' opportunities to take advantage of and contribute to the green transition agenda. While the research on the nexus between gender and climate change is growing, the scale and urgency of the challenge that humanity faces calls for additional rigorous evidence that can better inform policy design.


If you have a paper that fits the description, please consider submitting it. You can find more details about the submission process here


Co-editors of this special issue

Johanna Fajardo-Gonzalez United Nations Development Programme
Anna Fruttero World Bank Group
Daniel Halim World Bank Group
Alejandro López-Feldman University of Gothenburg
Ana Tribín United Nations Development Programme



Estimados miembros de LAERE,


Queremos recordar a nuestros miembros que tenemos una vacante en el board de LAERE y estamos aceptando nominaciones. Queremos invitar a los miembros de la Asociación a postularse. Las personas interesadas en postularse deben enviar al correo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. su CV y carta de motivos por los cuales quieren formar parte del board.

Recibiremos postulaciones hasta el 28 de febrero de 2023.

Los miembros actuales del board elegirán hasta tres candidatos entre los postulantes; después se abrirá un periodo de votación para que los miembros de LAERE elijan al nuevo miembro del board.






Dear LAERE members,


We wanto to remind our members that we have a vacancy on the LAERE board and are accepting applications. We want to invite the members of the Association to apply for this position. Those interested in applying should send their CV and letter of reasons for which they want to be part of the board to the email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The deadline to receive applications is February 28, 2023.

Current board members will choose up to three candidates from among the applicants; then, a voting period will open for LAERE members to select the new member of the board.





The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Environment for Development (EfD) is a unit in Gothenburg with 22 employees. EfD is a global network of research centers in environmental economics primarily based in the global south. The network is coordinated by the unit (also called ”Global Hub”). The overall goal for EfD is to support poverty alleviation and sustainable development by building environmental economic capacity and linking this to policy processes. The EfD Initiative has centers hosted by academic institutions in Central America, Chile, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Sweden, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, the US, and Vietnam. More information about EfD can be found on the EfD


As a researcher in environmental economics, you will perform a dual role as a researcher and as support for the coordination of EfD's research fund. You will conduct high-quality research in environmental economics, climate economics and development economics, with a special focus on issues related to poverty and sustainability in low- and middle-income countries. You will support the management of EfD's research fund, EfD's research processes and coordinate research applications involving EfD researchers in the network. The position involves close collaboration with EfD centers in the Global South.

Duties also include:

  • To support the process around the EfD research fund – specific organizational tasks include organizing calls, evaluating and organizing reviews of submitted proposals, preparing documentation for decisions by the EfD Research Committee, ensuring that the research projects are included in the work plans of the EfD centers, as well as follow-up of deliveries of ongoing research projects.
  • Develop and coordinate external research applications in collaboration with EfD's various research groups.
  • Support communication around EfD's research on the website, in annual reports, as part of other reports during the year and in the work of developing and managing communication material.
  • Assist the organization of virtual and physical meetings.
  • Additional administrative tasks may be added.




  • A PhD in economics with a focus on environmental and development economics.
  • A strong profile as an active researcher, specialized in the application of environmental economics in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Publication in relevant international scientific journals.
  • Documented experience of and commitment to capacity development, policy engagement and impact within environmental and development economics in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Well-developed organizational skills (administration and management) in order to support EfD's research processes and coordinate research applications.
  • Experience in administration and project management.
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues and partner organizations.
  • Excellent knowledge of English as a working language, both written and spoken.
  • Experience and skills to work closely with colleagues and partner organizations in the Global South.


  • Analytical skills in and knowledge of current research in environmental and development economics.
  • Field experience from low-income countries.
  • Success in applying for research funding.
  • Demonstrable experience in the development and implementation of thematic research programs, preferably in collaboration with international organizations, financiers and other stakeholders.
  • Experience of and good ability to collaborate in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • Knowledge of languages other than English that are relevant to EfD (i.e. the languages used in EfD countries).

We are looking for a person who enjoys carrying out work independently and who takes responsibility for the completion of tasks with high quality. As the work is often varied and changeable, you need to be able to prioritize and quickly adapt to new conditions. The responsibilities as part of this role puts high demands on cooperation, commitment and responsibility, as well as accuracy, order and structure. Personal suitability for the position is important.


The position is a permanent position with an extent of 100 % (full-time). The position is located at Environment for Development (EfD), School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. Starting date is as soon as possible. Trial employment may be applied for this position.

Contact information

Link for more information about the application:

For further information regarding the position

Please contact:
Gunnar Köhlin, Director of EfD, 031-786 44 26, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.