The real cost of conventional energy sources and opportunities for renewables

With a group of colleagues at ERG we wrote this column (in spanish!) in Chilean online newspaper El Mostrador this Saturday 10/26. In brief, by using a 2009 study that calculated the health costs for thermal sources’ emissions in Chile, we estimate the overall social cost that the current mix imposes in the country. We … Continue reading

Research / Working Papers

An inside-outside view of a steady state economy

In this paper, I analyze the concept of a “steady state economy” that has been proposed by many authors as the alternative to limitless consumption in a finite world proposed by current economic paradigm. In this case I focus on Herman Daly’s “Economics, Ecology, Ethics: Essay towards a Steady-State economy” and challenge his views on … Continue reading