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Economic valuation of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB): Methodological challenges, policy implications, and an empirical application (2024)
Journal Article
Carias, J., Vásquez-Lavín, F., Barrientos, M., Ponce Oliva, R. D., & Gelcich, S. (2024). Economic valuation of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB): Methodological challenges, policy implications, and an empirical application. Journal of Environmental Management, 365, Article 121566. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2024.121566

This paper presents a literature review on the economic valuation of Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) impacts, identifying methodological challenges, policy implications, and gaps. Unlike previous literature reviews, we are particularly interested in determ... Read More about Economic valuation of Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB): Methodological challenges, policy implications, and an empirical application.

Emerging energy sources' social acceptability: Evidence from marine-based energy projects (2024)
Journal Article
Ponce Oliva, R. D., Estay, M., Barrientos, M., Estevez, R. A., Gelcich, S., & Vásquez-Lavín, F. (2024). Emerging energy sources' social acceptability: Evidence from marine-based energy projects. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 198, Article 114429. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2024.114429

Any decrease in global warming and its effects can only occur with a substantial reduction in anthropogenic CO2 emissions. In this context, renewable energy sources, particularly emerging sources, may play a central role in accelerating the transiti... Read More about Emerging energy sources' social acceptability: Evidence from marine-based energy projects.

Microplastics in seafood: Consumer preferences and valuation for mitigation technologies (2024)
Journal Article
Barrientos, M., Vásquez Lavín, F., Ponce Oliva, R. D., Nayga, R. M., & Gelcich, S. (2024). Microplastics in seafood: Consumer preferences and valuation for mitigation technologies. Food Research International, 187, Article 114342. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodres.2024.114342

Microplastics, an emerging pollutant, have garnered widespread attention due to potential repercussions on human health and the environment. Given the critical role of seafood in food security, growing concerns about microplastics might be detrimenta... Read More about Microplastics in seafood: Consumer preferences and valuation for mitigation technologies.

Assessing the incorporation of latent variables in the estimation of the value of a statistical life. (2024)
Journal Article
Barrientos, M., Vásquez Lavín, F., & Ponce Oliva, R. D. (2024). Assessing the incorporation of latent variables in the estimation of the value of a statistical life. Risk Analysis, 10.1111/risa.14286. https://doi.org/10.1111/risa.14286

For many years, the economic literature has recognized the role of attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions in estimating the value of a statistical life (VSL). However, few applications have attempted to include them. This article incorporates the percei... Read More about Assessing the incorporation of latent variables in the estimation of the value of a statistical life..