Econometric Models to Evaluate Environmental and Spatial Effects of Long-Lasting Policies

The idea of the SPACETIME project is to examine how policy and spatial distribution of economic activity interact with one another. It aims at understanding better how important policies in Europe have determined how economy takes up space in this territory. There is a clear trade-off between the space that we take for human activity and the one we leave unused: there’s the territory in which we live and create economic activity, those areas cannot be used to let a forest grow or biodiversity settle in. But if humans al concentrate in the same location, pollution and congestion will cause large economic losses. With my co-authors, we will be studying the environmental externalities of land use, congestion and pollution.

Project date: Sep 1st 2023 - Aug 31st 2028

Contact in TSE: Mathias Reynaert