Special Issue "Challenges in Environmental and Resource Economics"
A special issue of Economies (ISSN 2227-7099).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.
Interests: applied statistics and econometrics; simulations of economic modelling; environmental economics; applied micro-economic with emphasis in welfare economics; air pollution; game theory; mathematical models (non-linear programming)
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The issue of the interrelationship between economic growth, the efficient use of natural resources, and sustainability has been the subject of thorough research and of great interest to economists, researchers, and policymakers. Knowledge of the actual directions of causality between sustainability, efficiency, and growth has important implications for modelling environmental economic policies. Various, serious environmental problems demand urgent attention and the planning of adequate policies to drive sustainability. Low carbon, inclusive wealth and the efficient use of resources are important terms in international agendas. Together with the economic crisis and the current COVID-19 pandemic but also the climate crisis and the view that policies for attaining sustainability cannot be put into operation efficiently, policymakers anticipate a solution from the greening of the economy. Given the importance of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and the association with other UN SDGs, papers written in these lines are particularly welcome. The development of new economic and environmental policies and the use of new econometric, operational research mathematical and statistical techniques provide enough space for further research. In order to fill this gap in the literature, this call for papers seeks an analysis with special attention to the potential role of the efficient use of natural resources, appropriate planning of environmental policies, and fulfilment of sustainable economic growth. The applied theoretical and analytical contributions are expected to provide guidance to policymakers and government officials in designing new policy scenarios for the investigation of sustainable environmental and resource economic policies. The empirical contributions should provide evidence to support and inform current policy debates worldwide. Contributions will be selected through a refereeing process consistent with the standard reviewing process of Economies, to ensure that original contributions of the highest quality are included.
To achieve these goals, studies are solicited addressing research questions including, but not limited to:
- Economic growth and the environment: environmental problems (climate change, ozone depletion, acid rain, biodiversity, and desertification);
- Air and water pollution;
- The impact of pollution on health;
- Health economics;
- The economic crisis and sustainability;
- Sustainability in the current COVID-19 pandemic;
- Mitigation and adaptation in a climate crisis;
- Sustainable development goals (SDGs);
- Waste management;
- Natural resource management;
- Population economics;
- Environmental policy tools;
- Renewable energy sources;
- Business and sustainable development;
- Sustainable transport;
- Sustainable tourism;
- Urban and regional development.
Prof. Dr. George Halkos
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- economic growth
- economic crisis and sustainability
- COVID-19 pandemic
- climate crisis
- natural resource management
- population economics
- environmental policy tools
- renewable energy sources
- business and sustainable development
- sustainable transport
- sustainable tourism
- urban and regional development