Adriana Piazza

Associate Professor

School of Business, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez

Diagonal Las Torres 2640 oficina 531 C.

Peñalolén, Santiago, Chile.

Email: adriana.piazzac [at] uai [dot] cl

The most used words in my research

Research interests


sustainable management of natural resources

mathematical economics

Journal Publications

    1. The optimal harvesting problem under price uncertainty: the risk averse case. A. Piazza & B. Pagnoncelli. Annals of Operations Research, 258(2) 479-502 (2017). [PDF]
    2. Deforestation and optimal management. A. Piazza & S. Roy. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, 53, 15-27 (2015). [PDF]
    3. The stochastic Mitra-Wan forestry model: risk neutral and risk averse cases. A. Piazza & B. Pagnoncelli. Journal of Economics, 115, 175-194 (2015). [PDF]
    4. The optimal harvesting problem under price uncertainty. A. Piazza & B. Pagnoncelli. Annals of Operations Research, 217(1) 425-445 (2014). [PDF]
    5. On the Mitra-Wan Forestry Model: A Unified Analysis. M. Ali Khan & A. Piazza. Journal of Economic Theory, 147(1) 230-260 (2012). [PDF]
    6. The Economics of Forestry and a Set-Valued Turnpike of the Classical Type. M. Ali Khan & A. Piazza. Nonlinear Analysis: Theory, Methods & Applications, 74(1), 171-181 (2011). [PDF]
    7. The Concavity Assumption on Felicities and Asymptotic Dynamics in the RSS model. M. Ali Khan & A. Piazza. Set Valued and Variational Analysis, 19(1), 135-156 (2011). [PDF]
    8. An Overview of Turnpike Theory: Towards the Discounted Deterministic Case. M. Ali Khan & A. Piazza. Advances on Mathematical Economics, 14, 39-67 (2011). [PDF]
    9. Classical Turnpike Theory and the Economics of Forestry. M. Ali Khan & A. Piazza. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 79(3) 194-210, (2011). [PDF]
    10. Optimal Cyclicity and Chaos in the 2-Sector RSS Model: An Anything-Goes Construction. M. Ali Khan & A. Piazza, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 80(3) 397-417, (2011). [PDF]
    11. On Uniform Convergence of Undiscounted Optimal Programs in the Mitra-Wan Forestry model: The Strictly Concave Case. M. Ali Khan & A. Piazza. International Journal of Economic Theory, 6, 57-76 (2010). [PDF]
    12. About optimal harvesting policies for a multiple species forest without discounting. A. Piazza. Journal of Economics, 100(3), 217-233 (2010). [PDF]
    13. On the Non-existence of Optimal Programs in the Robinson-Solow-Srinivasan (RSS) Model. M. Ali Khan & A. Piazza. Economic Letters, 109, 94-98 (2010). [PDF]
    14. The optimal harvesting problem with a land market: a characterization of the asymptotic convergence A. Piazza. Economic Theory, 40, Issue 1, 113-138 (2009) [PDF]
    15. Asymptotic convergence of optimal harvesting policies for a multiple species forest. R. Cominetti & A. Piazza. Mathematics of Operations Research, 34, Issue 3, 576-593 (2009). [PDF]
    16. Optimal control of renewable resources with alternative use. A. Piazza & A. Rapaport. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 50, Issues 1-2, 260-272 (2009) [PDF]

Other Publications

  1. Turnpike theory: a current perspective. M.Ali Khan & A. Piazza. Entry for The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Online Edition. Eds. Steven N. Durlauf and Lawrence E. Blume. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. doi:10.1057/9780230226203.3878 [PDF]

Ph.D. Thesis

Mathematical models for the sustainable management of natural renewable resources. [PDF]

My Ph.D. was jointly co-guided by Roberto Cominetti (at that time at Universidad de Chile) and Pierre Cartigny (Universite de Montpellier II). It concerned the optimal management of multiple species forests when future benefits are discounted. I proved the existence and uniqueness of an homogeneous state invariant under the optimal policy, the so-called sustainable state. I discussed the conditions under which an optimal trajectory converges in the long run towards this state or towards an optimal periodic cycle.

Recent and future talks in conferences



  • Coloquio del Departamento de Ingeniería Matemática, Universidad de Concepción. November 30, 2016. Concepción, Chile.
  • Colegio Madrigal, Kindergarten . August 24, 2016. Santiago, Chile.
  • Viernes de Cultura + Ciencia, Museo Fonck. April 17 2015, Viña del Mar, Chile.
  • Programa Explora, 1000 científicos 1000 aulas. October 2013, Santiago, Chile.
  • Ciclo de Charlas de Ciencia y Tecnología, UTFSM, October, 2012, Campus San Joaquin, Santiago, Chile.

Math and gender

I belong to the Colectivo de Mujeres Matemáticas de Chile, a group of women that spontaneously gathered around the discussion about the subtle but persistent barriers that make women underrepresented in STEM professions. We think that it is not only a question of awakening in girls the interest in this area, but also, making it a little more inclusive. The information about our multiple activities is available in our Facebook page and our webpage.


I am from Uruguay, a small South American country that lies between Argentina and Brazil. The country population is a bit more than 3 million people, so, roughly 1 in 2000 persons in the world are from Uruguay. If you want to know more about my country, here is a page that two of my friends built and here is the link to a (bit longer) wikipedia page.