Environmental and resource economics

The members of the Environmental and Resource Economics (ERE) Research Group comprise Faculty staff, post-doctoral researchers and PhD Students. We regularly welcome visiting researchers from universities around the world.

Faculty staff

  • Dr. Prasenjit Banerjee - game theoretic and experimental work on conservation and management of natural resources, behavioural impacts on environmental policies. 
  • Dr. Ron Chan - energy markets, air pollution, climate change, trade and environment. 
  • Dr. Edward Manderson – applied energy economics, globalisation and the environment, impacts of climate change. 
  • Professor Dan Rigby - choice experiments and best-worst scaling; economics of food safety, health and environment; academic malpractice and contract cheating. 
  • Professor Ada Wossink - environmental economic tradeoffs, the evaluation of environmental policy, sustainability and the provision of ecosystem services.  

Other related staff

  • Alistair Ulph - Professorial Research Fellow at the Sustainable Consumption Institute
  • David Colman - Emeritus Professor
  • Mika Kortelainen - Prof of Health Economics Turku University Finland (Honorary Research Fellow)

Current PhD students

Current Research Projects

  • Food Hypersensitivities: Capturing Quality of Life (QoL) Behavioural Measures and Willingness to Pay (WTP) in the UK (funded by Food Standards Agency).  
  • Methodological Improvements in the Economic Research Service (ERS) “Cost-of Foodborne-Illness Model” (funded by US Department of Agriculture). 

Recent PhD students

  • Camilla Knudsen (World Bank) 
  • Keila Meginnis (University of Glasgow) 
  • Faten Saliba (International Monetary Fund) 
  • Ibrahim Tajudeen (Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission) 

Recent Research Projects

  • Green infrastructure and Health and Wellbeing Influences on an Ageing Population (GHIA). 
  • Enigma: Sources, Seasonality, Transmission and Control: Campylobacter and human behaviour in a changing environment.   
  • MOTivational strength of ecosystem services and alternative ways to express the value of BIOdiversity (BIOMOT). 
  • Estimating Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY) and Willingness to Pay (WTP) values for microbiological foodborne disease. 
  • CSEF Centre for Sustainable Energy Use in Food Chains