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Dr Catalina Maria Torres Figuerola

 

Dr Catalina Maria Torres Figuerola

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Dr Catalina Maria Torres Figuerola
Contract Lecturer with a PhD

Dr Catalina Maria Torres Figuerola

personal.uib.eu/cati.torres

Curriculum

Brief CV

Since 2011, Catalina M. Torres is an associate professor at the Applied Economics Department, where she has been working under different job positions since 2008. After having got a BSc in Business and Administration BSc in 2003 and a BSc in Economics in 2007, and an MSc in Tourism and Environmental Economics (Quality Mention) in 2005, she got a European Doctorate in Environmental Economics in 2009 within the framework of the UIB Official Postgraduate Studies in Economics and Legal Sciences.

She has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the national and international level, and her research has mainly revolved around economic valuation of the environment and Cost-Benefit Analysis in marine and coastal ecosystem contexts. In this sense, she has done several research stays at the University of Stirling and the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), where she has worked, among others, on projects funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology of Scotland; she has participated in different research projects at the European, state and regional level; she has presented research works at many conferences at the national level and abroad; and she has also published diverse articles in academic journals in the field of environmental economics.

She is also interested in studying the way economic thought schools other than (neoclassical) environmental economics, such as ecological economics and classical institutional economics, deal with the relationship between nature and the economy as well as understand the causes of environmental degradation and the mechanisms oriented to addressing it.

Since December 2017, she is the Secretary of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Climate Change at the UIB (LINCC UIB).

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Teaching

Office Hours

Lecturer Tutorial Times
Start Date End Date Day Start Time End Time Location
10/09/2018 28/06/2019 Monday 12.00 13.00 DB-254/Jovellanos (cita prèvia per e-mail)

Subjects taught. Academic Year 2017-18

Subjects taught
Subject Degree/campus
20521 - Environmental Economics in Tourist Areas
20531 - Final Degree Project
21222 - Final Degree Project
20629 - Final Degree Project
11490 - Economic Principles of Evaluation

Subjects taught. Academic Year 2018-19

Subjects taught
Subject Degree/campus
20521 - Environmental Economics in Tourist Areas
20531 - Final Degree Project
21222 - Final Degree Project
20629 - Final Degree Project
11490 - Economic Principles of Evaluation

Teaching, previous years

Subject Degree
10584 - Environmental Economics
10587 - Project Assessment
10592 - Master's Thesis
  • Master's Degree in Tourism and Environmental Economics 2013-14
  • Master's Degree in Tourism Economics and the Environment 2012-13
10618 - Resolution of Social Dilemmas in Coastal Management
10635 - Master's Thesis
11490 - Economic Principles of Evaluation
  • Master's Degree in Economics of Tourism: Monitoring and Evaluation 2015-16, 2016-17
11508 - Master's Thesis
  • Master's Degree in Economics of Tourism: Monitoring and Evaluation 2015-16
20521 - Environmental Economics in Tourist Areas
  • Degree in Geography2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17
  • Degree in Tourism2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17
  • Double Degree in Economics and Tourism 2016-17
20531 - Final Degree Project
  • Degree in Tourism2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17
20605 - Microeconomics
  • Degree in Business Administration2012-13
  • Degree in Economics2012-13
20629 - Final Degree Project
  • Degree in Economics2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17
2634 - Industrial Economics
  • Business Administration and Management2012-13

Guest professor

  • Guest Professor at the University of Stirling, Scotland, to teach the economic valuation part of the Postgraduate Module "Environmental Economics" (October 2017).
  • Guest Professor at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway, to give the seminar "The role of economic valuation/ECBA in coastal and marine decision-making" as a part of the Postgraduate course "Project Evaluation and Environmental Valuation" (March 2016).
  • Guest Professor at the University of Stirling, Scotland, to teach the economic valuation part of the Postgraduate Module "Environmental Economics" (October 2015).

Teaching innovation

Organization of conferences within the framework of the course "Environmental economics in tourist areas" at the Tourism Faculty:

  • Annual conference on Fair Trade, given by the coordinator of educational activities of S'Altra Senalla, Mr. Carles Valentí, since the 2014-15 course.
  • Conference "Balearic Sustainable Tourist Tax", given by the Director of the Tax Agency of the Balearic Islands, Mrs.M. Antònia Truyols (2016-17 course).
  • Conferences "Tourism vs. climate change: an overview from an integrated risk management perspective" and "Coastal Integrated Management", given by Mrs. Ofelia Pérez, Director of the Centro de Estudios Multidisciplinarios de Zonas Costeras at the Universidad de Oriente, Cuba, and Mrs. Isabel Poveda, professor at the same centre, respectively (2015-16 course).
  • Conference "Education for Development" given by Mrs. Aina Gayà and Mrs. Ruth Escribano of the Agency for Cooperation for Development and Solidairty of the UIB (2014-15 course).

Research

Research groups

Group Membership type
Economic analysis of the impact of tourism (AEIT) Member

Journal articles

Torres, C.M; Hanley, N. (2017). Communicating research on the economic valuation of coastal and marine ecosystem services. Marine Policy, 75: 99-107.

Torres, C.M; Faccioli, M.; Riera, A. (2017). Waiting or acting now? The effect on willingness-to-pay of delivering inherent uncertainty information in choice experiments. Ecological Economics, 131: 231-240.

Faccioli, M.; Hanley, N.; Torres, C.M.; Riera, A. (2016). Do we care about sustainability? An analysis of time sensitivity of social preferences under environmental time-persistent effects. Journal of Environmental Management, 177: 356-364.

Faccioli, M.; Riera, A.; Torres, C.M. (2015). Valuing the recreational benefits of wetland adaptation to climate change: a trade-off between species? abundance and diversity. Environmental Management, 55(3): 550-563.

Bujosa, A.; Riera, A.; Torres, C.M. (2015). Valuing tourism demand attributes to guide climate change adaptation measures efficiently: the case of the Spanish domestic travel market. Tourism Management, 47: 233-239.

Torres, C.M.; Colombo, S.; Hanley, N. (2014). Incorrectly accounting for taste heterogeneity in choice experiments: Implications for welfare measurement. Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales, 14 (2): 97-121.

Torres, C. M.; Hanley, N.; Riera, A. (2011). How wrong can you be? Implications of incorrect utility function specification for welfare measurement in choice experiments. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 62: 111-121.

Torres, C. M.; Riera, A.; García, D. (2009). Are preferences for water quality different for second-home residents? Tourism Economics (The Business and Finance of Tourism and Recreation), 15 (3): 629-651.

Research stays

  • Research stay at the University of Stirling, Scotland, by the end of 2017 (2 months).
  • Research stay at the University of Stirling and the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, within the framework of a Visiting Research Fellowship funded by the Marine Alliance for Science and Technology of Scotland between 2015 and 2016 (5 months).
  • Research stay at the University of Stirling, Scotland, by the end of 2014 (2 months).
  • Research stay at the University of Stirling, Scotland, within the framework of a Visiting Research Fellowship funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh between 2013 and 2014 (5 months).
  • Research stay at the University of Stirling, Scotland, within the framework of a European Doctorate by the end of 2008 (3,5 months).

Management

Academic positions

  • Secretary of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory on Climate Change of the UIB (LINCC UIB) since December 2017.
  • Secretary of the Applied Economics Department of the UIB between February 2016 and October 2017.

 

 

Others

  • Coordinator of the Environmental Commission of the Jovellanos Building of the UIB from December 2016 to September 2017.
  • Coordinator of the UNESCO/Sa Nostra Chair for Business Management and the Environment from 2010 to 2017.
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