Pablo Campos Palacín

Email: pablo.campos [at]
Phone: (+34) 916022535
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Office: 3E3
Doctor Vinculado Ad Honorem
Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos
Departamento de Economía y Política
Group: Grupo de Economía Ambiental (GEA)

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Pablo Campos Palacín is Ph.D. in Economics from University Complutense of Madrid (1983). He is Vice-director of the Institute for Public Goods and Policies (IPP) and head of the Group of Environmental Economics (GEA) at Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

Lecture in Applied Economics at University Complutense of Madrid (1981-1986). Visiting scholar at centres specialising in the economics of sustainable management of natural resources, invited by prestigious researchers in the field of sustainability of the use of natural resources at College of Natural Resources at University of California/Berkeley (2001), Centre for Social and Economic Research on Global Environment (CSERGE) at University College London (1991), London Environmental Economics Centre at University College London (1990) and Centre for Agricultural Strategy at Reading University (1989 y 1990). Member and twice-elected president (2002-2008) of Europe’s first regional scientific Spanish-Portuguese Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (AERNA: Member of the London Group on Environmental Accounting: Associated Editor of Forest Systems.

The main research work pursues to develop a green methodology for extending the conventional system of national accounts (SNA) with the objective of including the value of the environmental services supplied by the natural ecosystems to the total sustainable income (TSI) measured in a territory. That objective has been applied in his research projects for valuing economic multiple lands uses in Mediterranean climate regions, leading to an undergoing new methodology of agroforestry accounts system (AAS).

The operative research into the TSI of the agroforestry and forests systems has a strategic interest for the entire Mediterranean basin, especially Spain, since half of Spain’s territory is covered by those ecosystems with a considerable joint ecological and commercial interest. Advancing in the knowledge of multiple land use in the AFS is also a priority objective in the public policies for economic development and biodiversity conservation in natural spaces in southern Europe, north Africa, southwest US, large areas of Latin America and other areas on Earth, as witnessed by the UN’s three conventions on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Desertification, and reasserted by the numerous agreements between regional international bodies. He aim in the GEA of the CSIC is to consolidate and expand the work regarding the measurement of TSI of the AFS with other Spanish and international groups. The interest of the research is focused on developing harmonised integrated environmental valuation criteria for economic activity in the natural environment, hoping to contribute to the theoretical advance, in order to facilitate the potential implementation of green national accounting in the near future as recommended by the European Commission and Parliament (COM (94) 670 final). The future implementation of green national accounting will have a significant repercussion on land planning and the economic statistics of the countries with a large contribution of natural and environmental resources to the TSI, as in the case of Spain, especially regarding its wealth in biodiversity and in landscape and cultural values.

Since 1988 he has participated in 49 research projects and contracts (18 international ones). The productivity of his research work in scientific journals and books is accredited in 163 publications: 60 articles (48 in refereed journals), 98 book chapters and 5 books.

Referee of Scientific Journals

Ecological Economics, Austrian Journal of Forest Science, Forest Policy and Economics, Journal of Forest Economics, Journal of Agrarian Change, Forest Systems, Revista Española de Economía Aplicada, Información Comercial Española, Revista Española de Estudios Agrosociales y Pesqueros, Historia Agraria, Investigación Económica, Revista de Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales, Revista Asturiana de Economía y Revista Principios.


Medalla de Oro de Extremadura (2009), Medalla de Oro de Arroyo de la Luz (2009), Premio Nacional Lucas Mallada de Economía y Medio Ambiente (2002), Premio Vida Sana (1983) and Premio de Ensayo El Europeo (1982).

Ongoing Research Projects

1. Project title: The Bioeconomics of Mediterranean Oaks Woodlands in Spain and California. Financed by: CSIC, Program I-LINK 2010 (Reference: I-LINK0253). Research institutions: IPP-CSIC (Spain) y Department of Environment Science, Policy and Management (ESPM), College of Natural Resources of California University at Berkeley. Period: 2011-2012. Main researchers: José Luis Oviedo (IPP) y Lynn Huntsinger (ESPM). IPP-CSIC budget: 26.760€.
2. Project title: Advances in Environmental Economic Valuation: heterogeneity influence. Financed by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Plan Nacional de I+D (Reference: ECO 2010-22037). Research institutions: Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos (IPP) del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), and Centro de Investigación Forestal (CIFOR) del Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA). Period: 2010-2013. Main researcher: Begoña Álvarez Farizo. IPP-CSIC budget: 22.000 €.

3. Project title: Land Use Change and Climate Change Policy: Theory and Applications in Andalucía (UTPCC). Financed by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Plan Nacional de I+D (Reference: 20091A400). Research institution: Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos (IPP) del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). Period: 210-2013. Main researcher: Alejandro Caparrós Gass. Budget: 45.859€.

4. Project title: Paradigm Shifts Modelling and Innovative Approaches (PASHMINA). Financed by the European Union, VII Frammework Progamme of R+D (Contract Reference: 244766). Period: 2009-2012. Research institutions: ISIS (Italia), WIFO (Austria), IfW (Alemania), CIRED-CNRS-EHESS (Francia), IPP-CSIC (España), FEEM (Italia), CUNI (República Checa), Enerdata (Francia), IIASA (Austria), MCRIT (España), AU (Dinamarca). Scientific Coordinator: Loredana Marmora. IPP-CSIC main researcher: Alejandro Caparrós Gass. Total budget: 2.607.193€. IPP-CSIC budget: 71.263€.

5. Project title: Physical and economic green accounts of Andalusian forestlands and parturelands (montes). Financed by the Consejería de Medio Ambiente de la Junta de Andalucía (CMA-JA) (Contract EGMASA-NET 165602). Period: 2008-2013. Research institutions: Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos (IPP-CSIC), Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Monte de Madrid (ETSIM-UPM), Centro de Investigación Forestal (CIFOR-INIA), Facultad de Veterinaria de la Universidad de Extremadura (FV-UEX), Instituto de Recursos Naturales (IRN-CSIC), Estación Experimental de Aula Dei (EEAD-CSIC), Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados de Andalucía (IESA-CSIC), Centro de Servicios Forestales de Castilla y León (CESEFOR). Scientific Coordinator: Pablo Campos Palacín. Total budget: 4.230.877€ (without VAT). IPP-CSIC main researcher: Pablo Campos Palacín. IPP-CSIC budget: 2.245.787 €.


Recent Selected publications (2006-2010)

1. Caparrós, A., Cerdá, E., Ovando, P. and Campos, P. (2010). Carbon sequestration with reforestations and biodiversity-scenic values. Environmental & Resource Economics 45: 49-72.

2. Ovando, P., Campos, P., Oviedo, J.L. and Montero, G. (2010). Private net benefits from afforesting marginal cropland and shrubland with cork oaks in Spain. Forest Science 56(6): 567-577.

3. Campos, P. y Caparrós, A. (2009). Can we use non-market valuation techniques in green national accounting applied to forests? Austrian Journal of Forest Science 126: 53-76.

4. Ovando, P., Campos, P., Calama, R. and Montero, G. (2009). Landowner net benefit from Stone pine (Pinus pinea L.) afforestation of dry-land cereal fields in Valladolid, Spain. Journal of Forest Economics 16: 83-100.

5. Campos, P., Oviedo, J.L. Caparrós, A., Huntsinger, L. and Coelho, I. (2009). Contingent Valuation of Private Amenities from Oak Woodlands in Spain, Portugal, and California. Rangeland Ecology & Mangement 62: 240-252.

6. Campos, P., H. Daly-Hassen, P. Ovando, J. L. Oviedo and A. Chebil. (2009). Economics of cork oak forest multiple use: application to Jerez and Iteimia agroforestry systems study cases. En M. R. Mosquera-Losada, A. Rigueiro-Rodríguez y J. McAdam (editors), Agroforestry in Europe. Series Advances in Agroforestry 6. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 269–295.

7. Campos, P., Ovando, P., Chebil, A. and Daly-Hassen, H. (2009). Cork oak woodland conservation and household subsistence economy challenges in northern Tunisia. En: J. Aronson, J.S. Pereira y J.G. Pausas (editores), Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge. Ecology, Adaptive Management, and Restoration. Island Press, New York, pp. 165-174.

8. Coelho, I.S. and Campos, P. (2009). Mixed cork oak and stone pine woodlands in the Alentejo region of Portugal. En: J. Aronson, J.S. Pereira y J.G. Pausas (editors), Cork Oak Woodlands on the Edge. Ecology, Adaptive Management, and Restoration. Island Press, New York, pp. 153-161.

9. Soliño, M., Álvarez, B., and Campos, P. (2009). The influence of home-site factors on residents’ willingness to pay: An application for power generation from scrubland in Galicia, Spain. Energy Policy 37: 4055-4065.

10. Campos, P. Ovando, P., and Montero, G. (2008). Does private income support sustainable agroforestry in Spanish dehesa? Land Use Policy 25: 510-522.

11. Campos, P., Daly, H., Oviedo, J.L., Ovando, P. y Chebil, A. (2008). Accounting for single and aggregated forest incomes: Application to public cork oak forests of Jerez in Spain and Iteimia in Tunisia. Ecological Economics 65: 76-86.

12. Campos, P., Caparrós, A., Oviedo, J.L. and Ovando, P. (2008). La renta ambiental de los bosques. Arbor-Ciencia Pensamiento y Cultura 729: 57-69.

13. Campos, P., Daly, H. and Ovando, P. (2007). Cork oak forest management in Spain and Tunisia: two case studies of conflicts between sustainability and private income. International Forestry Review 9(2): 610-626.

14. Campos, P., Caparrós, A. and Oviedo, J.L. (2007). Comparison Payment-Vehicle Effects in Contingent Valuation Studies for Recreational Use in two Spanish Protected Forests. Journal of Leisure Research 39(1): 60-85.

15. Campos, P., Bonieux, F., Caparrós, A. and Paoli, J.C. (2007). Measuring total sustainable incomes from multifunctional management of Corsican maritime pine and Andalusian cork oak Mediterranean forests. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 50(1): 65-85.

16. Campos, P.; Caparrós, A.; Cerdá, E.; Huntsinger, L. and. Standiford, R. (2007). Modeling multifunctional agroforestry systems with environmental values: dehesas in Spain and woodland ranches in California. En A. Weintraub, C. Romero, T. Bjorndal y R. Epstein (editors), Handbook of Operations Research in Natural Resources. Springer, New York, pp. 33-52.

17. Campos, P. and Caparrós, A. (2006). Social and private total Hicksian incomes of multiple use forests in Spain. Ecological Economics 57: 545-557.