Research on the economic case for fishing closures receives Peter Berck’s Best Discussion Paper Award
A recent paper co-authored by ESP assistant professor Diego Valderrama was declared winner of the Peter Berck’s Best Discussion Paper Award. This award is granted annually by Environment for Development (EfD), which is a global network of environmental economics research centers solving the most pressing environmental and development challenges in the Global South.
The press release can be found at https://efdinitiative.org/news/paper-fishing-management-received-peter-bercks-award. A revised version of the discussion paper was recently published as a peer-reviewed article in Marine Resource Economics. The discussion paper can be read here: https://efdinitiative.org/publications/improving-utilization-queen-conch-aliger-gigas-resource-colombian-caribbean
About the Peter Berck’s Best Discussion Paper Award:
The jury sought to highlight the contribution of quality and policy-relevant research funded by EfD with the network in the Global south.
Criteria for the awards:
* Involvement of researchers in Global South (EfD funded project, young researcher)
* Policy relevance
* Research design