Economic Development thinking the Environment

9-10 May, 2019

Workshop Program 

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9th May




Welcome address

Director of the Department

Head of CeBER

President of INFER


Key Note Speech

Professor Cees Withagen

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, VU University, Netherlands

10:30 Coffee Break


Panel Session I (Chair: Micaela Antunes)

The Disamenity Impact of Solar Farms: A Hedonic Analysis

David Maddison, Reece Ogier and Alan Beltran

Housing price markups for public transport accessibility and  its potential for sustainable urban transport development

Christian Oberst

Factors Explaining Life Expectancy at Age 65: A Panel Data Approach Applied to European Union Countries.

Ana Poças, Elias Soukiazis and Micaela Antunes

12:30 Lunch


Panel Session II (Chair: Elias Soukiazis)

A Stochastic Frontier Analysis: How Is Directed Technological Change Biased at Macro Level?

Zheng Hou, Catarina R. Palma, Joaquim J.S. Ramalho

The relationship between CO2 emissions, renewable and non-renewable energy consumption, economic growth, and urbanisation in the Southern Common Market

Matheus Koengkan, Renato Santiago and José Alberto Fuinhas

Assessing the linkages between recycling, renewable energy and sustainable development. Evidence from the OECD countries.

Pedro André Cerqueira, Elias Soukiazis and Sara Proença

Coffee Break


Panel Session III (Chair: David Maddison)

 Are globalization de jure and de facto undermining the environment? Evidence from high and low globalized EU countries

Patrícia Hipólito Leal and António Cardoso Marques

Stepping up to the mark? Firms' export activity and environmental innovation in 14 European countries

Aoife Hanley and Finn Ole Semrau

Testing the Emission Reductions Claims of CDM Projects using Benford’s Law

Matthew A. Cole, David J. Maddison and Liyun Zhang

18:00 A casual walk through Coimbra University
20:00 Workshop Dinner (Restaurant: Sabores da Romeira)

10th May


Panel Session IV (Chair: Jorge Cunha)

·A cost-optimal analysis for universal access to electricity in two West African countries

Mounirah Bissiri, Pedro Moura, Patrícia Pereira da Silva and Nuno Carvalho Figueiredo

Natural Catastrophes and Financial Development in Developing Countries

Roman Horvath

Renewable energy scenarios for an island: the case of cape verde

Paula Ferreira, Angela Lopes and Jorge Cunha

10:30 Coffee Break


Panel Session V (Nuno Carvalho Figueiredo)

An innovative framework on the assessment of consumption by levels and time periods to design Demand-Side Management policies: Germany as a case study

Diogo Santos Pereira, and António Cardoso Marques

Sector relevance for determinants of eco-innovation: the Portuguese case

Marta Ferreira Dia, Mara Madaleno, Margarita Robaina

Interconnection congestion determinants: the Iberian case

Nuno Carvalho Figueiredo, Patrícia Pereira da Silva, Pedro A. Cerqueira

12:30 Lunch


Panel Session VI  (Chair: Luís Cruz)

Access to High Quality Coffee Markets: Possible for everyone?

Alexander Buritica and Carolina Gonzalez

The impact of public capital stock on energy consumption: empirical evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean region

Matheus Koengkan, Renato Santiago and José Alberto Fuinhas

Energy efficiency and taxes on electricity use: socioeconomic and environmental impacts and the (indirect) rebound effect

Luís Cruz, Pedro Ramos, Eduardo Barata and João-Pedro Ferreira

16:00 Coffee Break


Key Note Speech

Professor Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso

Department of Economics, University of Göttingen, Germany

17:30 End

Session Chairs and Discussants

The last presenter in a session will act as chair. Each presenter will discuss the paper of the previous presenter in their session before presenting their own paper (the first presenter will discuss the last paper).