The need to protect the environment arises from its "scarcity" to supply the goods and services demanded by society. Economics is the science that provides optimum guides for the management of the "scarcity". Therefore, the economic logic is a powerful instrument for the management and protection of the environment.
The Research Group "Economics for a Sustainable Environment" aims to continue the interdisciplinary work started by their members some years ago. Through a synthesis of analytical categories of ecological and economical nature, they have developed and applied operational methods for a sustainable environmental management.
This Research Group was officially recognized by the Technical University of Madrid ("Universidad Politécnica de Madrid", UPM) in the first call of Research Groups in November of 2004. Since then, and following internal UPM’s rankings, ECSEN always figured in the top quartile within about 200 existing Research Groups.
At the moment, the Research Group includes 10 professors and associate professors all of them belonging to Technical University of Madrid (UPM), as well as 4 post-doctoral, pre-doctoral and external researchers. In the links below it has prepared an access to the individual web pages of the permanent members of the Group.
The Research Group "Economics for a Sustainable Environment" comprises a team of 14 researchers , developing the following research lines.
The Research Group "Economics for a Sustainable Environment", with the research work of its members, is currently developing 16 lines of research, and responsible researcher whose title below.
Sustainable Tropical Agroforestry Systems.
Bioacoustics and environmental noise management.
Environmental monitoring and EIA follow-up of anthropogenic impacts