Growth, Demand and Natural Resources

Growth, Demand and Natural Resources (CREDENAT, according to Spanish initials) is a research group of the Department of Economic Analysis that is located in the Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences of the University of Zaragoza.

The group's lines of research are focus on economic growth, technological change, water economics, natural resources, environmental impacts, demand patterns, global productivity and the role of institutions.

A team with a stable core of 15 researchers that has carried out different research projects with more than 25 years of experience as a group, being recognized as "Reference Group" by the Government of Aragon.



Thesis Defense of Lucía Bolea

Lucía Bolea defended the thesis entitled “Essays on environment and international trade using MRIO models” on February, 2 2021, and obtained the highest mark. The thesis was supervised by Rosa Duarte Pac and Julio Sánchez Chóliz. The committee was composed by Óscar de Juan, Ana Serrano and Geoffrey J. D. Hewings.


Thesis Defense of Miguel Ángel Almázan

Miguel Ángel Almazán defended the thesis entitled “Water Governance in the Ebro River Basin: Construction of a multiregional and multisectoral hydro-economic model” on November 27, 2020 and obtained the highest mark. The thesis was supervised by Julio Sánchez Chóliz and Rosa Duarte Pac and the committee was formed by Saida Elfkish, Jorge Bielsa Callau and…


Members of the research group participate in VIII Workshop permanente de la SHAIO

The VIII Workshop Permanente de la SHAIO took place in León on Septmeber 23 and 24 . It was carried out in a hybrid way, both online and in person, and included a plenary session by Oscar de Juan. Several members of CREDENAT participated in it presenting part of their research. In addition, Rosa Duarte,…


Members of the research group organice VIII Workshop of Young Researchers in Economics and Business

The VIII Workshop of Young Researchers in Economics and Business took place in Teruel from September 1 to 3, 2021. The Workshop for Young Researchers in Economics and Business is a space in which young researchers at different stages of their research career can interact and share experiences in a more comfortable and friendly context…


As part of a research project of the GROWTH, DEMAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES research group made up of research professors from the Faculty of Economics and Business and the IA2 Research Institute, a short survey is being carried out to analyze the purchase of organic products from closeness.

The interest is in knowing the characteristics and behavior of the agents on the purchase of these products; what means do they prefer to use for their purchase, what are their motivations, what type of products do they purchase, etc. Organic farming specifications prohibit the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, synthetically modified organisms, growth hormones,…


Francisco Fatas-Villafranca & Isabel Almudi at the workshop “The Normative Dimension of Transformations towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy”

  In September 2019, Francisco Fatas-Villafranca and Isabel Almudi (of the CREDENAT group) presented 2 works in the workshop “The Normative Dimension of Transformations towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy”   The works were titled: – “Innovation and Sustainability in Evolving complex systems”. – “Microfoundations of sustainability transitions”.


Ignacio Cazcarro participates in a roundtable about Workshop Water-Energy-Food Nexus

  Ignacio Cazcarro participated on July 18 in the round table: “Perspectives from Spain”. Moderator, Mar Rubio, INARBE – Ignacio Cazcarro, ARAID – University of Zaragoza (Agrifood Institute of Aragon, IA2) – Beatriz Mayor, ICATALIST e IIASA – Pier Paolo Miglietta, Universidad de Salento – Juan Salido, DNV GL – Josefina Maestu, MITECO Your browser…


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Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales de la Universidad de Zaragoza

Paseo de la Gran Vía, 2, 50005 Zaragoza


Responsable del grupo:

Julio Sánchez Chóliz


+34 976 76 18 26


Monday-Friday: 08.00 a 22.00

Saturday: 08.00 a 14.00

Sunday: Closed