Anastasio J. VILLANUEVA

Researcher

Dpt. Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Policy
University of Cordoba
Campus Rabanales. N-IV km 396, Gregor Mendel Building. E-14071 Córdoba, Spain
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Research interests

  • Environmental valuation
  • Choices and behaviours of farmers and consumers
  • Sustainability of agricultural systems

Within environmental economics and policy, Anastasio focuses on the analysis of public goods and externalities produced by agricultural systems. Particular research interests include the analysis of farmers’ preferences towards environmental policy, the sustainability of agricultural systems (especially irrigated and olive grove systems), and the use of integrated approaches to the analysis of the joint provision of private and public goods by agriculture.

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics (within the Postgraduate Program of Rural Development), University of Córdoba (Spain)
M.Sc. in Agrifood and Environmental Economy, Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain)
Degree in Agricultural Engineering (specialised in Environmental Engineering), University of Córdoba (Spain)

Research stays

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Land Economy, Environment & Society Group (LEESG), Edinburgh (UK). Period: 03/2015-12/2015. Supervisor: Dr. Klaus Glenk
University of Bologna, Dpt. of Agricultural Sciences (DipSA), Area of Agricultural Economics, Bologna (Italy). Period: 11/2013-04/2014. Supervisor: Prof. Davide Viaggi

Currently research projects

  • Horizon 2020 (H2020-ISIB-2014-2; Topic: ISIB-01-2014) Contract n° 633838. PROVIDE project. “PROVIding smart DElivery of public goods by EU agriculture and forestry” . Period: 2015-2018. Project Coordinator: Davide Viaggi (Univ. of Bologna). Spanish Coordinator: José A. Gómez-Limón (University of Córdoba). www.provide-project.eu. Financed by: European Commission.
  • RTA2013-00032-00-00. MERCAOLI “Análisis del comportamiento del consumidor en el mercado interno del aceite de oliva: potenciales repercusiones de la aplicación de una reforma del etiquetado” [Analysis of consumer’s behaviour in the Spanish olive oil market: potential impacts of the implementation of the label policy reform]. Period: 2015-2017. Project Coordinator: Macario Rodríguez-Entrena (IFAPA). Financed by: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO).
  • AGL2013-48080-C2-1-R. MERCAGUA “Diseño de nuevos mercados de agua para España: Evaluación como medidas para la mejora de la eficiencia en su uso y la adaptación al cambio climático” [Designing new water markets for Spain: Assessment as measures for the improvement of efficiency in water use and the adaptation to climate change]. Period: 2014-2018. Project Coordinator: José A. Gómez-Limón (University of Córdoba). Financed by: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Previous research projects

  • P10-AGR-5892. SUSTANOLEA “Sostenibilidad de las explotaciones de olivar: Construcción y análisis de indicadores sintéticos como herramienta para la gestión pública de los territorios de olivar”. [Sustainability of olive grove farm: Developing and analysing composite indicators as a tool for the public management of olive grove territories]. Period: 2011-2015. Project Coordinator: Manuel Arriaza Balmón (IFAPA). Financed by: Regional Government of Andalusia.
  • 7th F.P. for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration under Contract n° 289578. CLAIM project. “Supporting the role of the Common Agricultural Policy in Landscape valorisation: Improving the knowledge base of the contribution of landscape management to the rural economy”. Period: 2012-2014. Project Coordinator: Davide Viaggi (Univ. of Bologna). Spanish Coordinator: Manuel Arriaza Balmón (IFAPA). www.claimproject.eu. Financed by: European Commission.
  • AGL2010-17560-C02-01. AGRIGOBERSOS “Indicadores sintéticos de sostenibilidad: un instrumento para la mejora de la gobernanza del sector agrario andaluz” [Sustainability composite indicators: A tool for improving the governance of the agricultural sector of Andalusia]. Period: 2011-2014. Project Coordinator: José Antonio Gómez-Limón (Univ. of Córdoba). Financed by: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Peer-reviewed publications

2019
Gómez-Limón, J.A.; Gutiérrez-Martín, C.; Villanueva, A.J. (2019). Optimal design of agri-environmental schemes under asymmetric information for improving farmland biodiversity. Journal of Agricultural Economics. 70(1):153-177 DOI: 10.1111/1477-9552.12279

Granado-Díaz, R., Gómez-Limón, J.A., Rodríguez-Entrena, M., and Villanueva, A.J. (2019). Spatial analysis of demand for sparsely located ecosystem services using alternative index approaches. European Review of Agricultural Economics. doi:10.1093/erae/jbz036

Guerrero-Baena, M.D., Villanueva, A.J., Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Glenk, K. (2019). Willingness to pay for improved irrigation water supply reliability: An approach based on probability density functions. Agricultural Water Management. 217:11-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.agwat.2019.02.027

2018
Villanueva, A.J., Granados-Díaz, R. y Gómez-Limón, J.A. (2018). La producción de bienes públicos por parte de los sistemas agrarios. Córdoba, UCOpress, Editorial Universidad de Córdoba.

Granado-Díaz, R.; Villanueva, A.J.,; Gómez-Limón, J.A.; Rodríguez-Entrena, M. (2018). Análisis de la heterogeneidad de la demanda de bienes públicos procedentes del olivar de montaña en Andalucía. ITEA-Información Técnica Económica Agraria. 114(2): 158-182. DOI: 10.12706/itea.2018.011

Rodríguez-Entrena, M.; Villanueva, A.J.; Gómez-Limón, J.A. (2018). Unraveling determinants of inferred and stated attribute non-attendance: effects on farmers’ willingness to accept to join agri-environmental schemes. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. DOI: 10.1111/cjag.12169

Schaller, L.; Targetti, S.; Villanueva, A.J.; Zasada, I.; Kantelhardt, J.; Arriaza, M.; Bal, T.; Bossi-Fedrigotti, V.; Giray, H.; Häfner, K.; Majewski, E.; Malak-Rawlikowska, A.; Nikolov, D.; Paoli, J.C.; Piorr, A.; Rodríguez-Entrena, M.; Ungaro, F.; Verburg, P.; van Zanten, B.; Viaggi, D. (2018). Agricultural landscapes, ecosystem services and regional competitiveness – assessing drivers and mechanisms in nine European case study areas. Land Use Policy. 76: 735-745. DOI: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.03.001

2017
Villanueva, A.J., Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Rodríguez-Entrena, M. (2017). Valoración de la oferta de bienes públicos por parte de los sistemas agrarios: el caso del olivar de montaña en Andalucía. Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales 17(1):25-57.

Villanueva, A.J., Glenk, K. and Rodríguez-Entrena, M. (2017). Protest responses and willingness to accept: Ecosystem services providers’ preferences towards incentive-based schemes, Journal of Agricultural Economics, 68(3): 801-821.

Villanueva, A.J., Rodríguez-Entrena, M., Arriaza, M. and Gómez-Limón, J.A. (2017). Heterogeneity of farmers’ preferences towards agri-environmental schemes across different agricultural sub-systems. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 60(4): 684-707.

Zasada, I., Piorr, A., Novo, P., Villanueva, A.J. and Valánszki, I. (2017). What do we know about decision support systems for landscape and environmental management? A review and expert survey within EU research projects. Environmental Modelling & Software, 98: 63-74.

2015
Villanueva, A.J., Gómez-Limón, J.A., Arriaza, M. and Rodríguez-Entrena, M. (2015). Assessment of greening and collective participation in the context of agri-environmental schemes: The case of Andalusian irrigated olive groves. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research, 13(4), e0108, 16 pages.

Villanueva, A.J., Gómez-Limón, J.A., Arriaza, M. and Rodríguez-Entrena, M. (2015). The design of agri-environmental schemes: Farmers’ preferences in Southern Spain. Land Use Policy, 46: 142-154.

Villanueva, A.J., Targetti, S., Schaller, L.L., Arriaza, M., Kantelhardt, J., Rodriguez-Entrena, M., Bossi-Fedrigotti, V. and Viaggi, D. (2015). Assessing the role of economic actors in the production of private and public goods in three EU agricultural landscapes. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 58(12): 2113-2136.

2014 and previous
Villanueva, A.J., Gómez-Limón, J.A., Arriaza, M. and Nekhay, O. (2014). Analysing the provision of agricultural public goods: The case of irrigated olive groves in Southern Spain. Land Use Policy, 38: 300-313.

Villanueva, A.J., Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Arriaza, M. (2014). Influencia de los factores de gestión en la producción de bienes públicos en el olivar de regadío. Revista Española de Estudios Agrosociales y Pesqueros, 237: 81-105.

Gómez-Limón, J.A.; Arriaza, M. and Villanueva, A.J. (2013). Typifying irrigated areas to support policy design and implementation: The case of the Guadalquivir river basin. Irrigation and Drainage, 62(3): 322–329.