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Amaia de Ayala

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Former BC3 researcher

Amaia de Ayala

Main Research Field:
economic valuation; consumer behaviour; discrete choice experiment; welfare analysis; policy guidance; applied econometrics; environmental economics; health economics; energy economics.



Short CV

Amaia de Ayala holds an international Ph.D. in Environmental Economics (March 2014) with first class honours (she received the extraordinary PhD thesis award in social sciences for her thesis entitled “Economic Valuation of Landscapes Using Discrete Choice Experiments: Issues and Challenges”); a Master’s degree in Economic Analysis (2009); and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (2008) also with first class honours (she received the extraordinary B.A. award), all from the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

Amaia has worked as Post-Doctoral researcher at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) from March 2014 to December 2017 in many national and international research projects.

At present, she is Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Economics I at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), where she teaches economics.

She is also Associate Researcher at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), where she is currently participating in different H2020 projects related to energy efficiency and energy transition from the consumer behaviour perspective.

Moreover, she is the academy secretary of the Spanish Association for Energy Economics (AEEE) since march 2018 (http://www.aeee.es/).

Her research field focuses on applied economics (to environment, energy and health) for policy-guidance.

Journal Articles

  • 2018
  • Laetitia Pettinotti, Amaia de Ayala and Elena Ojea. 2018. Benefits from water related ecosystem services in Africa and climate change. ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS. DOI (10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.03.021).
  • 2016
  • de Ayala, A., Galarraga, I. and Spadaro, J.V. . 2016. The price of energy efficiency in the Spanish housing market. ENERGY POLICY. 94. 16-24. DOI (10.1016/j.enpol.2016.03.032).
  • 2015
  • de Ayala, A., Hoyos, D. and Mariel, P. . 2015. Suitability of discrete choice experiments for landscape management under the European Landscape Convention. Journal of Forest Economics. 21. (2) 79-96. DOI (10.1016/j.jfe.2015.01.002).
  • 2014
  • de Ayala,A., Mariel, P., Meyerhoff,J. 2014. Transferring landscape values using discrete choice experiments: Is meta-analysis an option?. Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales (Agricultural and Resource Economics). 14. (1) 103-128. DOI (10.7201/earn.2014.01.06).
  • 2013
  • Mariel, P., de Ayala, A., Hoyos, D. and Abdullah, S. . 2013. Selecting random parameters in discrete choice experiment for environmental valuation: a simulation experiment. Journal of Choice Modelling . 7. 44–57. DOI (10.1016/j.jocm.2013.04.008).

Book chapters

  • 2016
  • de Ayala, A. Hoyos, D. and Mariel, P. . 2016. Valoración económica de los paisajes de la Llanada Alavesa. Catálogo de paisaje de la Llanada Alavesa. Editorial Service from the University of the Basque Country. ISBN 978-84-9082-370-5.

BC3 Working Papers & Policy Briefings

Conference Proceedings

  • 2016
  • The price of energy efficiency in the Spanish housing market, presented at the 35th International Energy Workshop 2016, organized by University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, Jun, 2016
  • 2015
  • The price of energy efficiency in the Spanish housing market, presented at the Summer School: Climate Change: On the Road to Paris 2015, organized by BC3 and UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, Jul, 2015
  • 2014
  • Using a discrete choice experiment for landscape protection, management and planning under the European Landscape Convention: An application from the Basque Country, presented at the VI AERNA Congress (Spanish-Portuguese Association of Natural Resources and Environmental Economics, organized by Universitat de Girona, Girona, Spain, Sep, 2014
  • Using a discrete choice experiment for landscape protection, management and planning under the European Landscape Convention: An application from the Basque Country, presented at the 5th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, organized by Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Istanbul, Spain, Jun, 2014
  • PURGE project dissemination event, presented at the PURGE project dissemination event: Climate Action and Public Health: Maximising the co-benefits, organized by PURGE project (7th Framework Programme under the Grant Agreement No. 265325), Beijing, China, Jun, 2014
  • 2013
  • Economic valuation of landscapes: An application of a discrete choice experiment in Llanada Alavesa (Basque Country, Spain), presented at the Addressing Climate Change Challenges from a Multidisciplinary Perspective, organized by Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, Jul, 2013
  • European Workshop on Discrete Choice Modelling , presented at the European Workshop on Discrete Choice Modelling , organized by Chair of Landscape Economics, Technical University (TU) of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Feb, 2013
  • 2012
  • Landscape valuation through discrete choice experiments: Current practice and future research reflections, presented at the Workshop on Valuation Methods in Agro-Food and Environmental Economics , organized by Centre de Recerca en Economia i Desenvolupament Agroalimentari CREDA-UPC-IRTA), Castelldefels, Spain, Jul, 2012
  • Landscape valuation through discrete choice experiments: Current practice and future research reflections, presented at the V AERNA Conference (Spanish-Portuguese Association of Natural Resources and Environmental Economics), organized by University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal, May, 2012
  • European Workshop on Discrete Choice Experimen, presented at the European Workshop on Discrete Choice Experiments , organized by University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Bilbao, Spain, Feb, 2012
  • 2011
  • Selecting random parameters in discrete choice experiment for environmental valuation: A simulation experiment, presented at the International Choice Modelling Conference 2011, organized by University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom, Jul, 2011
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