Dr. Elsa Maria Cardona Santos
|2013 - 2018||Doctoral research on the allocation of Payments for Environmental Services at the Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn|
|2011 - 2013||Master of Science in Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn|
|2008 - 2011||Bachelor of Science in Economics, University of Freiburg|
|since 2022||Postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Conservation Biology & Social-Ecological Systems, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)|
|2020 - 2022||Project manager at the Department of Biodiversity and Nature Protection, Environmental Action Germany (DUH)|
|2013 - 2020||Research fellow at the Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn|
|2011 - 2013||Research assistant, Center for Development Research (ZEF)|
I am interested in ways of integrating the protection of biodiversity and the restoration and conservation of ecosystems and their services in our socio-economic system. My work focuses on the design and implementation of environmental policies, in the assessment of their cost-effectiveness and in their social impact.
Cardona Santos, E., Storm, H., & Rasch, S. (2021). The cost-effectiveness of conservation auctions in the
presence of asset specificity: An agent-based model. Land Use Policy, 102, 104907.
Cardona Santos, E. (2018): Allocation of Payments for Environmental Services through auctions & the role of
Jack, K. and Cardona Santos, E. (2017): The leakage and livelihood impacts of auctioned vs randomly allocated PES contracts: Evidence from Malawi, Land Use Policy.