July 15, 2010
A presentation entitled “Towards a Sustainable and Time-Consistent Use of the Forest” earned Pablo Andrés Domenech, a PhD student in Administration (Management Sciences), the Best Student Presentation Award at the 14th International Symposium on Dynamic Games and Applications, held from June 19 to 24 in Banff, Alberta. The event is organized every two years by the International Society of Dynamic Games.
Pablo’s work examines the impact of forest depletion on global atmospheric CO2 accumulation and looks at two types of agents: forest owners who exploit the forest and draw economic revenues from it, and non-forest owners who suffer the externality of having a decreasing forest stock. The study suggests a co-operative solution and economic transfers to make it possible to reach a sustainable and time-consistent use of the forest.
His doctoral research is directed by Georges Zaccour, holder of the Chair in Game Theory and Management and Full Professor with the HEC Montréal Department of Management Sciences, and Guiomar Martín Herrán, a professor at the University of Valladolid, in Spain.