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Elsa Cardona Santos,  (c) Photo: Maximilian Meyer

Dr. Elsa Cardona Santos

Research Associate

Chair of Resource and Environmental Economics
House 1, Room 1.007
Nußallee 21
D-53115 Bonn

Phone: +49 (0 228 73 2324
Fax: +49 (0) 228 73 5923




Research themes

  • Payments for environmental services
  • Conservation auctions
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Conservation and restoration of ecosystems
  • Reforestation


Lecture and Exercise "Environmental and Resource Economics" (SS, Master program)

Exercise to the lecture "Economics on Sustainability" (WS, Master program)

Lecture "Institutional Economics" (WS, Bachelor program)


10.2011 – 10.2018 Dr. Agr., University of Bonn
10.2011 – 08.2013 M.Sc. Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn
(DAAD Scholarship)
10.2008 – 09.2011 B.Sc. Economics, University of Freiburg
(DAAD Scholarship)

Professional Experience and Internships

Since 10.2013 Research Associate
Department of Resource and Environmental Economics
University of Bonn
02.2012 – 10.2013 Student Assistant
Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn
03.2011 – 05.2011 Research project: Land grabbing and sustainable development
German Institute of Global and Area Studies
06.2008 Commission of Environment, German Parliament

Publications and Conference Contributions

Jack, B. Kelsey, and Cardona Santos, E. (2017). The leakage and livelihood impacts of PES contracts: A targeting experiment in Malawi. Land Use Policy 63 (2017): 645-658.

Andeltová, L., Wünscher, T., Holm-Müller, K., Cardona Santos, E.  Comparative analysis of action-based and outcome-based PES auctions, Tree Planting Field Trial in Kenya (Land Use Policy - under review)







  Last Updated:Monday, November 26, 2018