Board of Directors


The Association is managed and administered by the board consisting of a president, a first vice-president, second vice-president, secretary-treasurer, a vocal Communication, a vocal Education and Outreach, a vocal Research and a member of Publications. All charges that make up the Board of Directors are free and appointed by the General Assembly and its mandate will last three years.

The powers of the Board:

a) Direct the social activities and lead economic and administrative management of the Association, agreeing to carry out the necessary contracts and acts, without prejudice to the provisions of Article 7 paragraph h.

b) Implement the resolutions of the General Assembly and consider and adopt resolutions on the topics submitted by the Scientific Advisory Board.

c) Prepare and submit annual budgets and accounts for approval of the General Assembly.

d) Develop, where appropriate, the internal regulations.

e) Admit new members.

f) Appoint delegates for any specific activity of the Association.

g) Propose and appoint members of the Advisory Council support.

h) Develop the work program of the Association.

i) Any other faculty that is not the exclusive competence of the General Assembly.

Current Board of Directors:

Antantoni_riera_2_web-212x300oni Riera Font  (Santa Margarita, Balearic Islands, 1969) is linked to the Department of Applied Economics at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) from the year 1992, where he works as university professor.

Bachelor of Economics (1992) from the UIB, he obtained his PhD at the same university (1998). His research focuses on Environmental Economics –namely, economic valuation techniques that rely on discrete choice models– and Regional Economics –with special emphasis on the tourist sector. He founded the Research Group in Economic Analysis of Impacts of Tourism (AEIT), has directed several competitive research projects funded by the Government of Spain, the European Commission and the Government of the Balearic Islands and has also participated in many research contracts with public and private entities.

Throughout his academic career, he has directed the “Chair UNESCO / Sa Nostra for business management and the environment” (1998-2011), the “Economic Research Center” (2001-2013) and has led several training programs such as the “Master of Business Management: quality and environment” and the “International Master-Doctorate in Tourism Economics and the Environment”.

Awarded the PhD Prize, the seventh Catalonia Economics Prize Catalan Society of Economics and V Environment Prize from the Consell de Mallorca, he has published more than fifty articles in internationally renowned journals, including stand Annals of Tourism Research, Climatic Change, Economía Aplicada Ecological Economics, Environmental Management, Environmental Resources Economics, Journal of Forest Economics, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal of Travel Research, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Hacienda Pública Española, Tourism Economics, Tourism Management, among others. In addition, he has co-authored, among others, the Encyclopedia of Tourism and several chapters in international publishers such as Nova Science Publisher, Routledge and Witt Press .

He is currently the director of the doctoral program in Applied Economics of the UIB and research director of the ImpulsaBalears Foundation

Pedro Pintassilgo was born in Faro, Portugal, in 1972. He is presently Assistant Professor with Aggregation at the Faculty of Economics, University of Algarve. He graduated in Economics from the New University of Lisbon and holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Economics from this university.

His main research fields are: the formation of international environmental agreements, fisheries bioeconomic modeling, and the interaction between tourism and the environment.  Over the years, he has published in influential journals on these domains, such as: Journal of Public Economics, Oxford Economic Papers, Environmental and Resource Economics, Natural Resource Modeling, Marine Resource Economics, Tourism Management and Tourism Economics. He also publishes several book chapters in international Publishers such as Edward Elgar Publishing, Routledge, and Springer.

He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Helsinki (UK), Stirling University (UK), University of Southern Denmark (Denmark), University of Bath (UK) and University of the Balearic Islands (Spain). He was awarded grants and prizes by institutions such as the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT), the Central Bank of Portugal and the Finnish Government.

He is affiliated to the Research Centre for Spatial and Organizational Dynamics at the University of Algarve. He is also Director of the Master in Tourism Economics and Regional Development at this university. 

Alejandro CaparrósAlejandro Caparrós is Director and Associate Research Professor at the Institute for Public Goods and Policies of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), and lecturer at the University Carlos III in Madrid. He holds a PhD form the University Complutense in Madrid, was post-doc at the CNRS in Paris and has been visiting professor at the Universities of Berkeley, Paris II, Paris Est, Bordeaux, Göttingen, Exeter and Bath.

His research is focused on the micro-economic analysis of environmental public goods. His current research is focused on international environmental agreements and game theory, analyzing the formation of environmental agreements using multilateral bargaining theory. He is also interested in the aggregation of stated contributions to public goods and, in particular, in its use in spatial green accounting. Finally, he has worked on the regulation of pollution and public goods such as carbon sequestration or biodiversity.

Among other journals, he has published in American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Public Choice, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, Environmental and Resource Economics, Ecological Economics, Environmental and Development Economics, Climatic Change, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Rationality and Society or Energy Policy

Maria-LoureiroMaria Loureiro is associate professor at the Department of Economics, and Academic Secretary of the International Doctoral School at University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). She graduated in Economics from USC and has a doctoral degree from Washington State University (USA). In 2004 she returned to USC by the “Ramón y Cajal” program, incorporating foreign researchers to the Spanish university system. Previously, she served at Colorado State University (USA) and University Carlos III of Madrid.

She has published numerous articles in international journals, such as The American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Economics, Ecological Economics, Environmental & Resource Economics, Energy & Resource Economics, Energy Economics, Energy Policy, Land Economics, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics and PLOS ONE, among others. Her work focuses  primarely on the analysis of economic incentives on conservation and pollution control, as well as environmental assessment.

She has been the principal investigator (PI) for research projects both from the National R + D Program, and the Sixth and Seventh Framework Programmes of the EU. She is also PI for the ECO-IURIS group; declared as a competitive group of reference by the Xunta de Galicia (2014-2017). Until now she has supervised 5 Doctoral dissertations and 10 Master theses. She received the Award for Young Researchers in Social Sciences from the Goverment of Galicia (2006) and the First Prize in Economics “Valentin Paz Andrade” (2014) granted by the Institute of Economic Development of Galicia (IDEGA). Nowadays, she is also part of the scientific committee of the journals “Revista de Economía Aplicada” and “Revista de Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales.”  

Esther Blanco, PhD is Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Finance at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, and3 Affiliated Faculty of the Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, USA. She holds a bachelor in Environmental Sciences and a PhD in Economics (excellent cum laude) with a research interest in game theory, experimental economics, public economics, industrial organization, and environmental and natural resource economics.

Her research program addresses how economic agents make decisions in social dilemmas on the use of natural resources; focusing on incentives and how these incentives are affected by contextual factors – such as institutional change. Specifically, her research has focused on corporate social responsibility (firm behavior) and on the analysis of social-ecological systems. The first line of research addresses voluntary abatement by firms and the role of certifications in modifying firms’ strategies as a result of market incentives. The second line of research tackles the use of natural resources in settings of scarcity and conflict. This includes, in a broad sense, the analysis of behavioral responses to changes in the availability of resources, the private and social marginal value of those resources as well as their resilience.

Her research outcomes include 12 peer review publications in international journals, including Ecological Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, and the Journal of Economic Surveys among others. Dr. Blanco has been the PI of four research projects funded by Austrian agencies and has participated in five additional research projects funded by Spanish agencies, including the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. 

Sin títuloGuiomar Martín-Herrán (Astorga (León), 1965) is linked to the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Valladolid (UVa) from the year 1988, where she works as Full Professor.

Bachelor of Mathematics (1988) from the UVa, she obtained her PhD in Economics at the same university (1993). Her research focuses on the analysis of economic, environmental and managerial problems by means of dynamic optimization techniques, specifically, optimal control and dynamic games. She is member of IMUVA (Institute of Mathematics of the University of Valladolid) and associated researcher at GERAD (Group for Research in Decision Analysis, Montreal (Canada)). She is also member of the excellence research group of Junta de Castilla y León in Numerical Analysis, dynamic Optimization and Applications. She has directed more than ten competitive research projects funded by the Government of Spain and the Government of Castilla y León, and has also participated in competitive research projects funded by the European Commission and the Government of Canada.

She has published more than forty articles in internationally renowned journals, including stand Management Science, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Automatica, European Journal of Operational Research, Journal of Economic Dynamics & Control, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Computational Economics, Journal of Retailing, Decision Sciences, International Journal of Research in Marketing, among others. In addition, she has co-authored, more than ten chapters in international publishers such as Springer, Birhauser, Oxford University Press and Elsevier.

During the period 2010-2014 he was Vice Chancellor of Economics, University of Valladolid. She is currently Vice Director of IMUVA and associated editor of the international journals Dynamic Games and Applications and Journal of Applied Mathematics, edited by Springer and Hindawi, respectively. 

Sin título2Carmen Arguedas (Jaca, 1969) holds a bachelor in Economics from University of Zaragoza (1992) and a PhD in Economics from University Carlos III (1999). After a postdoctoral period in Saint Louis University and the European University of Madrid, she joined the Department of Economics of the Autonomous University of Madrid in 2006, where she currently works as Associate Professor.

Carmen is a microeconomist interested in environmental problems, and her work focuses on the theoretical analysis of information problems and incentives linked to the design and implementation of environmental policies. Recently, she has started to work on the theoretical analysis of voluntary actions, and the extension of her results to other fields.

Her research is published in the leading journals in the area of Environmental Economics, such as Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Resource and Energy Economics, or Environmental and Resource Economics, among others. One of these publications was awarded the AERNA prize for the best publication in the field of Environmental Economics in 2012.

Among others, she has leaded three research projects from the Spanish Ministry of Economics, with important results both in terms of publications and professional links with other universities, such as State University of New York, Tilburg, Lovaina, Kansas or Innsbruck. In addition, she has presented her research in about eighty international congresses and seminars, and has been a visiting scholar in prestigious institutions, such as Duke University, Tilburg University or the Catholic University of Leuven, among others. She has worked as a referee for the most important scientific journals in the field, and also for research projects, both nationally and internationally.

She was the Research Officer in the last Council Board of AERNA and, among others, she is a member of the Program Committee of the Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), since 2009.  

AlbertoDoctor in Environmental Economics from the University of York, UK. With over 20 years of experience in research on sustainable development, energy and climate change economics and natural resource management. He is currently Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU, Spain) and Director of the Low Carbon Programme (Joint Research initiative of the UPV/EHU and the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) sponsored by the Repsol Foundation).  Between 2005 and 2009 he served as Director of Science Policy at the Basque Government and promoted the creation and development of the Basque Foundation for Science (Ikerbasque) and the Basque Network of Centres of Research Excellence (BERC).Currently Alberto combines academic work and research training in economic theory of the environment and natural resources with international consultancy services.

He has published in internationally renowned journals, including Environmental and Resource Economics, Ecological Economics, Energy Economics, Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales, Energy Policy, Climate Policy, Marine Policy or Fisheries Research.


Former Board of Directors:

Board of Directors (2011-2015)

  • President: Emilio Cerdá
  • First vice-president: Carmelo León
  • Second vice-president: Montserrat Viladrich
  • Secretary: Francisco J. André
  • Officers:  Carmen Arguedas; Maria Loureiro; Maria José Gutiérrez; Àngels Xabadia

Board of Directors (2008-2011)

  • President: María Antonieta Cunha e Sá
  • First vice-president: Marta Escapa García
  • Second vice-president: Manuel Varela Lafuente
  • Secretary: María Clara Costa Duarte
  • Officers: Francisco J. André García; Alejandro Caparrós Gass; Antoni Riera Font; Catarina Roseta Palma

Board of Directors (2005-2008)

  • President: Pablo Campos Palacín
  • First vice-president: Rui Jorge Ferreira Dos Santos
  • Second vice-president: José Manuel Lima Santos
  • Secretary: Alejandro Caparrós Gass
  • Officers: Marta Escapa; Carlos Mario Gómez; Carmelo León; Catarina Roseta

Board of Directors (2002-2005)

  • President: Pablo Campos Palacín
  • First vice-president: Rui Jorge Ferreira Dos Santos
  • Second vice-president: Santiago Rubio
  • Secretary: Emilio Cerdá
  • Officers: Vicent Alcántara; Miguel Buñuel; Renan Goetz; Carlos Mario Gómez