Rosa Mato Amboage
Teaching Fellow



Rosa is a part-time Teaching Fellow in Environmental Economics and also a Ph.D. student at the Department of Environment and Geography. Her field of research is environmental and resource economics, with a focus on control rules for the optimal management of natural resources. Her work often incorporates theories and methods from a range of disciplines such as economics, biology, environment, and operations research. 

She has worked in fishery economics, determining sustainable harvest control rules. Throughout her Ph.D. she will evaluate how to design preventive emergency plants that include government and industry parties for optimal pest management, under the supervision of Julia Touza and Jon Pitchford.


2014 - present PhD Student Department of Environment and Geography
University of York
2012 - 2014 

Master in Economic Analysis (MPhil) 

Autonomous University of Barcelona
International Doctorate in Economic Analysis (IDEA)
2011 - 2012 

Master in Economics
specialization in Resource Economics (MA)

University of Vigo
Department of Economics
2007 -2011 

Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources
Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics and Management

Cornell University
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Ithaca, NY 


Full publications list

  • Da-Rocha, J. M., and  Mato-Amboage, R. (2014). On the Benefits of Including Age-Structure in Harvest Control Rules. Environmental and Resource Economics, 1-23. 
  • Nielsen J.R., Thunberg, E., Schmidt J.O., Holland D., Bastardie F., Andersen J.L.,… Mato-Amboage R… Waldo S. (2015) Evaluation of Integrated Ecological-Economic Models (IEEMs) – Review and Challenges for Implementation. ICES  WGIMM report. 
  • Castellanos, E., Quilo, A., Mato-Amboage, R. (2010). Validation of the Methodology Used by Universidad del Valle de Guatemala for the Estimation of the Carbon Content in Forests of the Western Highlands of Guatemala. Universidad del Valle de Guatemala: Centro de Estudios Ambientales & Care International. 

External activities

Invited talks and conferences

  • BIOECON XVII. Cambridge. Oral presentation (September 2015)
  • AERNA VI Annual Conference. Girona, Spain. Oral Presentation (September 2014)
  • WCERE V. Istambul, Turkey. Oral Presentation (June 2014)
  • ICES SGIMM 2013, Working meeting in Copenhagen (October 2013)
  • ICES ASC 2013, Reykjavik. Oral Presentation (September 2013)
  • XVIII Workshop on Macroeconomic Dynamics. Soutomaior, Vigo (June 2013)
  • XVII Workshop on Macroeconomic Dynamics. Soutomaior, Vigo (June 2012)
  • MYFISH: Maximising yield of fisheries while balancing ecosystem, economic and social concerns. Local assistant coordinator. Universidad de Vigo (May 2012).
  • II Workshop on Age-Structured Models in Fishery Economics and Bioeconomic Modelling. (November 2011). REDE and RGEA. University of Vigo
  • World Water Week, Stockholm (August 2011). Poster Presentation with AguaClara
  • Agua y Siglo XXI: un Reto Internacional (July 2009). Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo
  • Nuevas Políticas Energéticas de la Unión Europea: el Desarrollo de Mercados Sostenibles para las Energías Renovables (July 2009). Universidad International Menéndez Pelayo         
  • Mitigación del Cambio Climático  (July 2008). Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo
  • Agricultura Multifuncional y Pagos por Servicios Ambientales (July 2008). Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo



  • Economics of Resources and Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Policy and Valuation


  • Environmental Valuation

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Contact details

Ms Rosa Amboage
Teaching Fellow
Department of Environment and Geography
University of York
YO10 5NG

Tel: 01904 322999