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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  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:

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
* Analysis