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.



Raquel Langarita, R., Duarte, R., Hewings, G. & Sánchez-Chóliz, J. (2019). Testing European goals for the Spanish electricity system using a disaggregated CGE model. Science Direct


Reading and defense of the Doctoral Thesis of Raquel Langarita

On January 30 Raquel Langarita read and defended her doctoral thesis entitled Electricity sector in Spain: Challenges and approach to its modelization in Economics, with mention of international doctorate. The Court was composed of Geoffrey Hewings (University of Illinois), Emilio Padilla (Autonomous University of Barcelona) and Alfredo Mainar (Joint Research Center).


Raquel Langarita presents her doctoral thesis in Walqa during the IX Technical Conference on Irrigation of Alto Aragón

    Raquel Langarita, member of the research group CREDENAT, presented her doctoral thesis The Electricity Sector in Spain: Challenges and Approaches to its Modeling in Economics during the 9th technical risk conference of Alto Aragón that took place last 28th November 2018 at the Walqa Technology Park.  The day was opened by César Trillo, President…


II Meeting of Research Groups IA2: New collaboration challenges and strategic lines

On November 26 took place the II meeting of research groups IA2 in which several members of the CREDENAT group participated. The objectives of the meeting were: – Report on the actions and new strategic research lines of the IA2. – Knowing the new distribution of DGA research groups belonging to IA2 as well as…


Reading and defense of the Doctoral Thesis of Sofía Jiménez

Last 8th of November took place the reading and defense of Sofía Jiménez’s Doctoral Thesis: Technological change and global supply chains: an approximation from a global multisectoral model. The Court was composed of Bert Steenge (University of Groningen), Jorge Bielsa (University of Zaragoza) and Mónica Serrano (University of Barcelona).  


XIII Congress of the Spanish Association for Energy Economics

Annual Congress to encourage debate between academics and professionals on energy transition and sustainable development, where the following researchers from CREDENAT’s team will present papers: Cristitna Sarasa, Raquel Langarita and Julio Sánchez, who will give the closing Plenary Session. Materials on this subject can be downloaded here: A formal discussion of the Sarewitz-Nelson rules Electricity…


The projects of the CREDENAT’s group ranks the University of Zaragoza among the 20 most productive institutions in the world in relation to the research on the water footprint

According to a recent article published in the Journal of Cleaner Production, “Mapping of water footprint research: A bibliometric analysis during 2006-2015” (Zang et al., 2017), the Saragossa’s University get among the 20 most productive institutions in the world in relation to the research in the field of the water footprint, occupying the 12th position.…


Contact with us


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

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