Resources and Environmental Economics (REE) (ISSN:2630-4457) is an international peer-reviewed journal to discuss, analyze and evaluate the trend of resources economics and environmental economics. With the deterioration of resource shortage and polluted environment, this journal encourages to apply economic theory and method to natural issues. Submissions of original research, review article, commentary, perspective, opinion, as well as critical article in the field addressed would all be welcomed.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Resources economics
• Environmental economics
• Sustainable development
• Policy formulation, impact and response
• Management strategies
• Environmental quality indicators
• Modelling and simulation
• Renewable energy commercialization
• Environmental certification and audit

Vol 4 No 1 (2022)

-- In Progress --

Published: 2022-05-15

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Page 336-341

Social representations hydric resources and services in the COVID-19 era

blankpage José Marcos Bustos Aguayo, Francisco Rubén Sandoval Vázquez, Cruz García Lirios, Michiko Amemiya Ramirez, Margarita Juárez Nájera, Héctor Daniel Molina Ruíz

Water problems focused on scarcity, shortages, unhealthiness and high cost have been addressed from the social representations of users of the public drinking water service, although such studies have avoided the incidence of print media on readers. The objective of the present work was to specify a model for the study of the phenomenon, considering a review of press releases of national circulation during the period from 2015 to 2022, as well as the inclusion of frames in the disseminated information. A prevalence of the data was observed towards an intermediate frame of the problems, although the research design limited the results to the study scenario, suggesting the extension of the work to other scenarios such as the contamination of the aquifers and their effects on health Environmental public.

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Page 325-335

Nudging consumers towards energy efficiency through behavioural science: Profiling of energy consumers across Europe

blankpage Manuela Amadori, Mariano Votta, Tiziana Toto

Reducing energy consumption to increase energy efficiency and mitigate climate change demands drastic behavioural changes. Accordingly, the European Horizon 2020 founded project called “Nudging consumers towards energy Efficiency through behavioral science” (NUDGE) aim is to analyze the behavior of European citizens with concern to the energy consumption and to consequently design and test nudging interventions on different segments of the population. Since recent studies have identified ways to influence behaviour through nudging interventions that, without limiting people’s options, can support their behavioural choices in a predictable manner, the NUDGE project, coordinated by the Institute for European Energy and Climate Policy Stitching (IEECP), is set up to analyse people’s behaviour with concern to energy consumption, and to design and test nudging interventions in households, energy communities, and schools in five EU Member States (Greece, Belgium, Germany, Portugal and Croatia). All interventions are rooted in fundamental principles of behavioural science and based on the results of a general profiling survey that has been disseminated online across Europe from March to June 2021. The survey permitted to assess energy consumers’ attitudes and to consequently profile users into groups based on their behaviour, which allows to carry out targeted interventions and assess their impact. Such comprehensive approach will be used to derive recommendations tailored to each country and to design more general policies at European level.

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Pages 314-324

Human capital in the digital economy

blankpage Ashot A. Khachaturyan

The article analyzes the threats to human capital arising in connection with the development of the digital economy. The main problems, that digital can bring to public life and the fate of an individual worker are shown. According to the author, the labor market in the digital age makes new demands on the human capital of workers in almost all industries. The formation of a digital economic order, including automation, robotization and digitalization of almost all spheres of life, in the near future will leave on the labor market mostly “complex” professions of the “Knowledge” category with a creative component. Technological changes and the digitalization of the economy will lead to the fact that the knowledge and skills of workers will become so outdated that no retraining of them will be able to rectify the situation. One of the main problems is that with the further digital transformation of the economy, more and more jobs may be threatened with extinction, and the disappearance of old jobs this time will not be accompanied by the emergence of new ones. A situation may arise when the workers released due to digitalization will become not only unemployed, but generally not in demand by social production. A global question arises - what should they be kept for? Another problem is that with global digitalization, the danger of "digital" degradation of human intelligence is very high. Digital increasingly crowds out live communication, limiting the possibilities of developing a person's creative potential, as a result of which a qualitative transformation of human intelligence takes place.    Another question arises - how to support the intellectual development of a person, and what to do with those who do not work?

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Pages 312-313

Steadily progress into the future

blankpage Muammer Kaya, Editor-in-Chief

Thirty three manuscripts were contributed by 71 authors: 14 authors are from China; 11 from Fiji; 5 from Iran, Russia, Italy, and Bangladesh; 4 from Australia; 3 from the USA, and Philippines; 2 from Turkey, Canada, India, Germany, Ukraine, and Madagascar; and 1 from Indonesia, France, Belgium, and Cameroon. REE is an international and interdisciplinary Journal. I hope REE will be indexed in some authority academic databases such as Web of Science, Scopus, etc. in the future.

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Muammer Kaya-photo  ISSN: 2630-4457
 Abbreviation: Resour Environ Econ
 Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Muammer Kaya(Turkey)
 Publishing Frequency: Semi-annual
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 Publishing Model: Open Access