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.



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…


Seminar on the electrical sector taught by Professor Julio Sánchez Chóliz

On July 24, 2019, Professor Julio Sánchez Chóliz gave a seminar on the electricity sector at the University of Santiago de Compostela, at the Faculty of Economics.


Isabel Almudi, will teach at the International PhD School

Isabel Almudi, of the CREDENAT Group, will teach at the International PhD School: “Knowledge Dynamics, Industry Evolution and Economic Development”. Nice (France) More information:


Members of CREDENAT teach at the University of Jena.

Miembros de CREDENAT imparten clases en la University of Jena, Alemania, July 2018. “Academy on Innovation and Uncertainty”.  


CREDENAT presents its work in the Society for Computational Economics

CREDENAT presents its work on “Absorptive capacity in two sector models” in the Society for Computational Economics. Milan. June, 2018. More information:  


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