Maria Alló

Maria Alló
University of A Coruña | UDC · Departamento de Economia

PhD in Economics

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October 2012 - March 2015

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Publications (23)
Technical Report
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Available at: https://elobservatoriosocial.fundacionlacaixa.org/en/-/en-las-raices-de-la-desigualdad-movilidad-social-intergeneracional-y-territorio The opportunities of people depend on at least three types of social factors: the conditions of their family of origin, the state of the labour market in their active life and the features of the terr...
Technical Report
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Disponible en: https://elobservatoriosocial.fundacionlacaixa.org/ca/-/en-las-raices-de-la-desigualdad-movilidad-social-intergeneracional-y-territorio Les oportunitats de les persones depenen almenys de tres tipus de factors socials: les condicions de la seva família d’origen, la situació del mercat laboral durant la seva vida activa i les caracterí...
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Disponible en: https://elobservatoriosocial.fundacionlacaixa.org/es/-/en-las-raices-de-la-desigualdad-movilidad-social-intergeneracional-y-territorio Las oportunidades de las personas dependen de, al menos, tres tipos de factores sociales: las condiciones de su familia de origen, la situación del mercado laboral en su vida activa y las característ...
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Climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic share many similarities. However, in the past months, concerns have increased about the fact the health emergency has put on hold during the pandemic many climate adaptation and mitigation policies. We focus our attention on understanding the role of the recent health emergency on the transmission of informa...
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In this paper we assess the sentiments and emotions related to climate change in the U.K. and Spain during the first six months of 2019, and how these relate to different preferences and concerns about energy policies. In doing so, we analyze Twitter messages related to climate change occurring in both countries, using natural language processing (...
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Recent data show that fire concentration is becoming rather predominant in Southern European areas. Specifically, 2017–2018 were some of the worst years on record for fires in Europe. We conduct a survey among households in order to understand citizens' preferences towards fire prevention programs in Spain, aiming to reduce the occurrence of megafi...
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The recent literature developed in the field of happiness economics highlights the overvaluation of income and material prosperity as determinants of happiness, and calls into question many of the assumptions of traditional economic theory linked to "rationality" and the "non-satiety" of the consumer. This article aimed to study which factors expla...
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Os incendios forestais son un dos maiores problemas ambientais aos que se está a afrontaro sur de Europa dada a virulencia que están a alcanzar nestes últimos anos. Ante estasituación, é importante levar a cabo unha valoración económica de alcance, que considereademáis dos custos directos o impacto sufrido como consecuencia da perda dos servizoseco...
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Aim of study: To analyze the factors that motivate the sharing of a contribution to a common pool resource (CPR).Area of study: We obtained data from Galicia communal forests during 2013-2014. Material and methods: A survey among forest owners in which questions about decisions, mimicking those in public good games, were included. In addition, the...
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Ostrom (1990) has argued that in collective action problems, social factors are crucial in order to promote conservation. A survey instrument among shellfish gatherers has been used to analyse their preferences with respect to a proposed conservation management programme, assessing the effect of co-management initiatives and the impact of social no...
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The shellfish sector suffers from overexploitation of many species. The aim of this paper is to analyze through a discrete choice experiment (DCE) the preferences of shellfish gatherers with respect to a proposed recovery program; assessing the role of time preferences and the impact of illegal harvesting. In terms of time preferences, results show...
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We analyze the type of communal forest owners' management practices through a survey in Northern Spain. In particular, we test whether the Principles of Collective Action (PCA) postulated by Ostrom (1990) are being followed in a sample of communal forests. Second, we study whether such principles derive in better forest management practices and con...
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Forest ecosystems are playing an increasingly important role in climate change mitigation through programs on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD), which targets carbon sequestration. However, decades of environmental valuation studies evidence the economic benefits of other forest ecosystem services different than ca...
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The steady decline of birds living in cereal steppe lands is a worrying situation that the European Common Agricultural Policy is attempting to remedy through the application of agri-environmental schemes (AES). We assess farmers' preferences towards these AES, which call for a number of environmental practices to protect birds. Using a face-to-fac...
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The present study provides a review of existing assessments of preferences for climate change mitigation and adaptation policies through a worldwide meta-analysis. In this study, we analyze the impact of social values and norms on preferences towards climate change adaptation and mitigation policies. In a sample of 58 international studies, we foun...
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The shellfish sector in a clear example of worldwide over-exploitation. In this study, our aim is to analyze through a choice experiment (CE) the preferences of the own fishers with respect to a proposed conservation management program, assessing in this context, the role of time preferences, social norms and economic incentives. With regards to ti...
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he steady decline of birds living in steppes is a worrying situation that the European Commission is attempting to remediate through the application of agri-environmental schemes (AES). The aim of this study is to assess farmers’ preferences towards these AES, which call for a number of harvesting restrictions in order to protect birds. We conducte...
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Oil spills cause major damage to both a wide range of economic sectors and the environment. It is therefore important to anticipate the potential damage caused by these types of disasters, which can occur under many different and unpredictable circumstances. In this paper we study the main determining factors of the damage caused by oil spills, foc...
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The creation of a protected area involves multiple positive impacts. In fact, it is well recognized the considerable boost that the establishment of a National Park has into depressed area. In this work, we analyzed the socio-economics impacts of Atlantic Islands National Park in its area of influence, noting a positive correlation between its crea...

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