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Amaia de Ayala


Former BC3 researcher . Current BC3 Associate 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.

Was employee in BC3 from 2014-02-01 to 2017-12-31

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

  • 2022
  • De Ayala, A., Del Mar Solà, M. 2022. Assessing the EU Energy Efficiency Label for Appliances: Issues, Potential Improvements and Challenges. Energies. 15. (12) DOI (10.3390/en15124272).
  • Galarraga, I., López-Bernabé, E., Ojeda, C., Solà, M.M. y de Ayala, A. 2022. La importancia de la eficiencia energética: evidencia reciente para España. Papeles de Economía Española. 174.
  • 2021
  • de Ayala, A., Foudi, S., Solà, M.d.M., López-Bernabé, E., Galarraga, I. 2021. Consumers’ preferences regarding energy efficiency: a qualitative analysis based on the household and services sectors in Spain. Energy Efficiency. 14. (1) DOI (10.1007/s12053-020-09921-0).
  • del Mar Solà, M., de Ayala, A., Galarraga, I. 2021. The Effect of Providing Monetary Information on Energy Savings for Household Appliances: A Field Trial in Spain. Journal of Consumer Policy. 44. (2) 279-310-310. DOI (10.1007/s10603-021-09483-3).
  • Solà, M.d.M., de Ayala, A., Galarraga, I., Escapa, M. 2021. Promoting energy efficiency at household level: a literature review. Energy Efficiency. 14. (1) DOI (10.1007/s12053-020-09918-9).
  • 2020
  • De Jalón, S.G., Chiabai, A., Tague, A.M., Artaza, N., De Ayala, A., Quiroga, S., Kruize, H., Suárez, C., Bell, R., Taylor, T. 2020. Providing access to urban green spaces: A participatory benefit-cost analysis in Spain. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 17. (8) DOI (10.3390/ijerph17082818).
  • 2018
  • Pettinotti, L., de Ayala, A., Ojea, E. 2018. Benefits From Water Related Ecosystem Services in Africa and Climate Change. Ecological Economics. 149. 294-305-305. DOI (10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.03.021).
  • 2016
  • De Ayala, A., Galarraga, I., Spadaro, J.V. 2016. The price of energy efficiency in the Spanish housing market. Energy Policy. 94. 16-24-24. DOI (10.1016/j.enpol.2016.03.032).
  • 2015
  • de Ayala, A., Hoyos, D., Mariel, P. 2015. Suitability of discrete choice experiments for landscape management under the European Landscape Convention. Journal of Forest Economics. 21. (2) 79-96-96. 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?. Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales. 14. (1) 113-128-128. DOI (10.7201/earn.2014.01.06).

Book chapters

  • 2016
  • de Ayala, A. Hoyos, D. and Mariel, P. 2016 Valoración económica de los paisajes de la Llanada Alavesa. In: Lozano, P.J. and Latasa, I. In: 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

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