en Blog [EN] - Research Centre on Economics and Sustainability (ECO-SOS) | Universitat Rovira i Virgili Blog [EN] Tue, 29 Aug 2023 11:16:59 +0000 Tue, 29 Aug 2023 11:16:59 +0000 Houdini 2 (https://houdini.antaviana.cat/) / Built structures strongly influence cross-country patterns of energy demand and CO2 emissions

Built structures, i.e. the patterns of settlements and transport infrastructures, are known to influence per-capita energy demand and CO2 emissions at the urban level.

At the national level, the role of built structures is seldom considered due to poor data availability. Instead, other potential determinants of energy demand and CO2 emissions, primarily GDP, are more frequently assessed. We present a set of national-level indicators to characterize patterns of built structures. 

Mon, 28 Aug 2023 11:09:43 +0000 https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/blog/271/built-structures-strongly-influence-cross-country-patterns-of-energy-demand-and-co2-emissions https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/blog/271 0
Data vs. information: Using clustering techniques to enhance stock returns forecasting

This study has shown that clustering models can help investors and traders predict stock prices and increase the returns of their trading algorithms.

We used a method called k-means clustering (with alternative distance metrics) to group stocks based on their quarterly financial ratios, prices, and daily returns. 

Tue, 29 Aug 2023 11:16:59 +0000 https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/blog/270/data-vs-information-using-clustering-techniques-to-enhance-stock-returns-forecasting https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/blog/270 0
Average monotonic cooperative games with nontransferable utility

A non-negative transferable utility (TU) game is average monotonic if there exists a non-negative vector according to which the relative worth is not decreasing when enlarging the coalition. We generalize this definition to the nontransferable utility (NTU) case.

Wed, 21 Jun 2023 13:22:07 +0000 https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/blog/269/average-monotonic-cooperative-games-with-nontransferable-utility https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/blog/269 0
The key roles of renewable energy and economic growth in disaggregated environmental degradation

This paper investigates the validity of the environmental Kuznets curve (EKC) hypothesis for the G7 group of countries through the ecological footprint and its components (namely built-up land, carbon, cropland, fishing grounds, forest land, and grazing land). Most previous contributions rely on CO2 emissions as a measure of environmental damage, whereas using disaggregated ecological footprint allows us to consider resource consumption and waste generation compared to nature's resource generation and waste absorption.

Wed, 21 Jun 2023 12:42:39 +0000 https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/blog/268/the-key-roles-of-renewable-energy-and-economic-growth-in-disaggregated-environmental-degradation https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/blog/268 0
Location attributes explaining the entry of firms in creative industries

This paper focuses on creative industries and the role played by the existing spatial distribution and agglomeration economies of these activities in relation to their entry decisions.

Wed, 21 Jun 2023 12:43:57 +0000 https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/blog/267/location-attributes-explaining-the-entry-of-firms-in-creative-industries https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/blog/267 0