X Conference of the Spanish-Portuguese Association of Natural and Environmental Resources Economics

1-3 September, 2022

Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Universitat de Barcelona
Aerna 2022
March 14th, 2022
Deadline for
paper or long abstract submission
April 25th, 2022
Communication of the acceptance decision
May 31st, 2022  
Deadline for presenters and early registration
July 1st, 2022
Deadline for sending full papers (only for accepted long abstracts)
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All you need to know

Call for papers | AERNA Best Paper Award | Preliminary Program | Keynote Speakers | Commitees | Registration | Venue | Accommodation and Travel

Call for papers

Submit your paper on all relevant topics in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics and check the AERNA Best Paper Award under 40 and theAERNA Best Published Paper Award.

Preliminary Program and Keynote Speakers

Check the schedule for sessions on Thursday September 1st, Friday September 2nd and Saturday September 3rd, 2022


Read more about the Organizing and the Scientific Commitee


Will open in April 25. Check fees categories and deadlines to complete your registration


Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Barcelona. Check how to get there

Accommodation and travel

Check how to get to Barcelona by plane, train and car. See accommodation options

Call for papers

The Spanish-Portuguese Association of Natural and Environmental Resources Economics is glad to announce that its X AERNA Conference will be an in-person conference.

The conference will take place at the Faculty of Economics and Business (Universitat de Barcelona) on 1-3 September 2022.

The call for papers is now open and submissions on all relevant topics related to Environmental and Natural Resource Economics are invited. Theoretical and empirical papers, as well as long abstracts (max. 1000 words), at a reasonably advanced stage but still unpublished are invited for submission. In case of long abstracts submissions, presenters should send the complete paper to aerna.conference2022@ub.edu by July 1st, 2022.

We encourage to submit papers written in English. Submissions in Spanish and in Portuguese will also be possible, however, these presentations will be pool together in special sessions. 
Young researchers and PhD students who wish to attend are most welcome. All submissions will undergo the regular peer review process. Notification of submission acceptance is expected by April 25th, 2022.

Call for papers Aerna 2022

AERNA Best Paper Award for an Economist under the Age of Forty

During the Conference, AERNA is granting its AERNA Best Paper Award for an Economist under the Age of Forty, a recognition given to the best paper presented by a young economist at the AERNA’s Annual Conference.


The Award aims to reward new ideas addressing key environmental and resource economic issues at the national, European, and global scale. Both theoretical and empirical papers will be considered without any restriction on topics. Priority will be given to papers by a single author or multiple authors complying with the age requirement. There is a monetary reward of €500 for the presenter of the winning paper. The Selection Committee is formed by a person appointed by AERNA Council, acting as a chair, and two persons appointed by the Chairs of the Programme Committee.

All eligible presenters can submit their candidacy to the Award at the paper submission process.


AERNA Best Published Paper Award

During the Conference, AERNA is granting its AERNA Best Publication Award
Submission deadline: July 15th,2022

Registrario AERNA

AERNA issues a prize of 1000€ for the best paper published in scientific journals during the past two years (that is, in 2020 or 2021), in which at least 50% of the authors are members of AERNA.
This Award recognizes exemplary research published by AERNA members. The Award is given biannually and announced at the AERNA Annual Conference. Two requirements are taken into account:
– Paper: Any article published during the preceding two years is eligible for this award
– Authors: At least 50% of the authors must be are members of AERNA.

Apply – Closed

Preliminary Program

Detailed program
Thursday, September 1st

13:30 – 15:00
Lunch and registration 

15:00– 16:30
Opening Ceremony and Plenary Session

16:30– 17:00
Coffee Break

17:00 – 19:00
Parallel Session 1


Friday, September 2nd

08:30 – 09:00

09:00 – 11:00
Parallel Session 2

11:00– 11:30
Coffee Break 

11:30 – 13:30
Parallel Session 3

13:30 – 15:00

15:00 – 16:00
Plenary Session

16:00– 16:30
Coffee Break

16:30 – 18:00
Parallel Session 4

18:00 – 19:00
General assembly and Awards

Social Dinner

Saturday, September 3rd

09:00 – 11:00
Parallel Session 5

11:00– 11:30
Coffee Break 

11:30 – 13:00
Parallel Session 6

Keynote Speakers

Hassan Benchekroun AERNA 2022

Prof. Hassan Benchekroun

 Department of Economics and Centre Interuniversitaire de Recherche en Économie Quantitative, McGill University

Prof. Phoebe Koundouri

Athens University of Economics and Business
President of EAERE
Fellow World Academy of Art and Science
Co-Chair SDSN Europe & SDSN Greece


X Conference of the Spanish-Portuguese Association of Natural and Environmental Resources Economics

Organizing Committee

Julia de Frutos Cachorro (University of Barcelona)

Anna Castañer (University of Barcelona)
Jesús Marín-Solano (University of Barcelona)
Jorge Navas (University of Barcelona)
Ribas Marí (University of Barcelona)

Scientific Committee

Carmen Arguedas (Autonomous University of Madrid)
Julia de Frutos Cachorro (University of Barcelona)

Francisco André (University of Évora)
Esther Blanco (University of Innsbruck)
Simone Borguesi (University of Siene)

Francisco Cabo (University of Valladolid)
Alejandro Caparrós (University of Durham)
Michael Finus (University of Graz)
Sofia Franco (NOVA School of Business and Economics)

Renan Goetz (University of Girona)
María-José Gutiérrez (University of the Basque Country)
Elena Górriz (Centre de Ciència i Tecnologia Forestal de Catalunya)
Itziar Lazkano (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee)
María Pilar Martínez García (University of Murcia)
Guiomar Martín-Herran (University of Valladolid)
Arantza Murillas (AZTI-Tecnalia)
Paola Ovando Pol (The James Hutton Institute)
José Luis Oviedo (Institute of Marine Sciences of Andalusia, CSIC, Puerto Real)
Cristina Pizarro-Irizar (University of the Basque Country)
Sonia Quiroga (Complutense University of Madrid)
Margarita Robaina (University of Aveiro)
Renato Rosa (Nova School of Business and Economics)
Sandra Rousseau (KU Leuven)
Àngels Xabadia (University of Girona)
Montserrat Viladrich (University of LLeida)


Please check the registration fees and access the registration form below.
Remember that AERNA non-members should choose one of the two categories marked with (*), that includes AERNA membership to participate in the Conference (choose the one with a reduced fee if you are a PhD Student). 

Registration form
Registration fee categoriesEarly Registration
(until May 31st)
Late Registration
(after May 31st)
AERNA member350 €410 €
Registration fee with AERNA membership*
(Joining or renewing biennial membership)
410 €470 €
PhD Student - AERNA member230 €260 €
PhD Student - Registration fee with AERNA membership*
(Joining or renewing biennial membership)
260 €290 €
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Presenting authors of accepted papers must fill the registration form and pay the registration fee before May 31st, 2022 in order to be included in the final program.

The fee includes
Attendance to all scientific sessions
Official documentation of the conference
Certificate of attendance
2 Lunches
1 Cocktail reception
1 Conference dinner
Coffee Breaks

Cancellation policy: No refunds of the AERNA membership fee will be given. No refunds of the registration fees will be issued after June 30, 2022. In any case, a cancellation fee of 50 euros can be charged. Cancellations must be requested to aerna.conference2022@ub.edu with the word “Refund” in the subject line.


The X AERNA Conference will take place at the Faculty of Economics and Business (Universitat de Barcelona).
The Faculty of Economics and Business has two contiguous buildings, with addresses Avinguda Diagonal 690 and Avinguda Diagonal 696, respectively. The Conference will be held at the building placed at Avinguda Diagonal 690 (entrance at Avinguda Diagonal 690).


Get there

Building placed at 690 Avinguda Diagonal 08034 Barcelona


Avinguda Diagonal 690


Take the green line (L3) to Palau Reial station


Buses 7 and 67 run from the city center to the Faculty


T1, T2 and T3 tram lines run from Plaça de Francesc Macià to Palau Reial station.

Public transport website:

Contact us

Facultat d’Economia i Empresa
Universitat de Barcelona
Departament de Matemàtica
Econòmica, Financera i Actuarial
Avinguda Diagonal 690, Torre 2.
08034 Barcelona

For any further information, please contact aerna.conference2022@ub.edu


Accommodation and travel

Barcelona is a well-known Mediterranean city. Being a cultural, economic and financial centre in the Mediterranean coast, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in Europe. For more information, please visit 

Barcelona Tourism Official Site
Where to stay

You can find herelist of hotels and residences close to the venue.

By plane

The Josep Tarradellas Barcelona‐El Prat airport is located 12 km south from the city. It consists of two terminals (T1, T2) connected to the city centre by Metro, train, taxi and bus. Travel time to the Faculty of Economics and Business is 15’ by taxi, and around 35’ by Metro (line L9S).

By train

The train station Barcelona Sants is the main access point to the city by train. It counts with a wide range of national and international connections, including AVE. Travel time to the Faculty of Economics and Business is 15’ by Metro.

By car

Barcelona is located at a reasonable distance of some spanish cities Barcelona-Madrid (620 km), Barcelona-Valencia (350 km), Barcelona-Zaragoza (300 km) and French cities, Barcelona-Toulouse (400 km), Barcelona-Montpellier (340 km)

Organised by

Universitat de Barcelona

With the support of

UB FAcultad Economia i Empresa
UB FAcultad Economia i Empresa
UB FAcultad Economia i Empresa