CESIEPs study area of focuses on the south center of Chile and its research, of an empirical nature, is grouped into five main lines of work:
• Study of the natural environment as an internal element of human wellbeing.
• Behavioral sciences applied to environmentally relevant programs and policies.
• Estimation of causal impacts, mechanisms and impact heterogeneity.
• Building an evidence-base for ERPs.
• The role of science on institutional arrangements and environmental governance.