Sara PALOMO-HIERRO

PhD Candidate & Project Manager

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

  • Water markets
  • Water governance
  • Agricultural mathematical programming

Within agricultural economics and policy, Sara focuses on water resources economics. Particular research interests include the analysis and modelling of water markets as a tool for water reallocation and adaptation to climate change. The interest in governance issue of water resources has also attracted her attention. The geographical scope of her research includes Australia and Spain.

Qualifications

PhD Candidate in Agricultural Economics, University of Cordoba (Spain). Supervisor: José A. Gómez-Limón.
M.Sc. in Economics (specialised in Quantitative Techniques), University of the Basque Country (Spain).
Double Degree in Economics and Business Management, University of Malaga (Spain)

Awards & Achievements

2016: Endeavour Research Fellowship. Australian Government. Department of Education and Training.
2014: Pre-doctoral mobility fellowship for short stays in Spanish and foreign R&D centres (62 days). Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
2013: Pre-doctoral mobility fellowship for short stays in Spanish and foreign R&D centres (120 days). Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
2011: Predoctoral Research Grant for Staff in Training. Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
2010: Best Student Award for the M. Sc. in Economics. University of the Basque Country.

Research stays

  • The Centre for Global Food and Resources. University of Adelaide, Australia (Expected 10/2016 – 03/2017). Supervisors: Sarah Wheeler, Adam Loch.
  • Global Food Studies. University of Adelaide, Adelaide (Australia). Period: 05/2015-07/2015. Supervisors: Sarah Wheeler, Adam Loch.
  • Centre for Regulation and Market Analysis, University of South Australia, Adelaide (Australia). Period: 04/2014-08/2014. Supervisors: Sarah Wheeler, Adam Loch.

Currently research projects

  • AGL2013-48080-C2-1-R. MERCAGUA “Diseño de nuevos mercados de agua para españa: Evaluacion como medidas para la mejora de la eficiencia en su uso y la adaptacion al cambio climatico” [Designing new water markets for Spain: Assessment as measures for the improvement of efficiency in water use and the adaptation to climate change]. Period: 2014-2017. Project Coordinator: José A. Gómez-Limón (University of Córdoba). Financed by: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Position: Team Member.
  • 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. Position: Project Manager

Previous research projects

  • 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). Position: Research Assistant

Peer-reviewed publications

Palomo-Hierro, S., Gómez-Limón, J.A., and Riesgo, L. (2015). Water markets in Spain: A tool for drought mitigation. In J. Andreu, A. Solera, J. Paredes-Arquiola, D. Haro-Monteagudo, & H. A. J. Van Lanen (Eds.), Drought: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing (pp. 485-492). Boca Raton, US: CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/b18077-82.

Palomo-Hierro, S., Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Riesgo, L. (2015). Water markets in Spain: Performance and challenges. Water, 7(2), 652-678. doi:10.3390/w7020652.

Palomo-Hierro, S. and Gómez-Limón, J.A. (2013). El papel de los mercados como instrumento para la reasignación del agua en España. Agua y Territorio, 2, 78-92. doi:10.17561/at.v1i2.1347.

Other publications

Palomo-Hierro, S., Settre, C., Loch, A. and Wheeler, S. (2016). Mercados de agua en Australia y California. ¿Qué podemos aprender de ellos?. In J. A. Gómez-Limón & J. Calatrava (Eds.), Los mercados de agua en España: Presente y perspectivas (pp. 315-342). Fundación Cajamar, Almeria.

Palomo-Hierro, S. and Gómez-Limón, J.A. (2016). Actividad de los mercados formales de agua en España (1999-2004). In J. A. Gómez-Limón & J. Calatrava (Eds.), Los mercados de agua en España: Presente y perspectivas (pp. 29-69). Fundación Cajamar, Almeria.