I am an economist working on topics in the overlapping domains of environmental, resource and energy economics. My current research is centred around the design and functioning of market-based environmental policy mechanisms, including emissions trading and price controls, conservation procurement auctions, and biodiversity offset markets. Another focal point of my research relates to the interaction between environmental policy and technological innovation.


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Division of Economics, Management School
University of Stirling
Scotland, UK
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ECNU3NV - Environmental Economics 
undergraduate, Management School

ENMPG05 - Environmental Economics 
postgraduate, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
Scottish Graduate Programme in Economics (with Nick Hanley)



Latest research

"Spatial Coordination and Joint Bidding in Conservation Auctions" (with Simanti Banerjee, Timothy Cason & Nick Hanley), coming soon.

"The Agglomeration Bonus Accounting for Environmental and Social Preferences" (with Laure Kuhfuss, Raphaële Préget, Sophie Thoyer & Nick Hanley), under review.

"A Note on Organizational Structure and Environmental Liability" (with Laurent Franckx & Ben White), under review.

"Innovation Modelling and Multi-Factor Learning in Wind Energy Technology" (with Neil Odam), under revision.

Selected journal articles

"Dynamic Efficiency in Experimental Emissions Trading Markets with Investment Uncertainty" (with T.N. Cason), Environmental and Resource Economics 73(1): 1-31 (2019).   [doi]  [pdf]

"Designing Markets for Biodiversity Offsets: Lessons from Tradable Pollution Permits" (with K. Needham, P. Armsworth, N. Hanley), Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 1429-1435 (2019).   [doi]  [pdf]

"Transaction Costs, Communication and Spatial Coordination in Payment for Ecosystem Services Schemes" (with S. Banerjee, T.N. Cason, N. Hanley), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 83: 68-89 (2017).   [doi]

"Incentive-Based Policy Design for Pollution Control and Biodiversity Conservation: A Review" (with N. Hanley), Environmental and Resource Economics 63(4): 687-702 (2016).   [doi [pdf]

"Forest Carbon Offsets Revisited: Shedding Light on Darkwoods'' (with G.C. van Kooten, T. Bogle), Forest Science 61(2): 370-380 (2015).   [doi]  [pdf]

"The Impact of Information Provision on Agglomeration Bonus Performance: An Experimental Study on Local Networks" (with S. Banerjee, N. Hanley, D. van Soest), American Journal of Agricultural Economics 96(4): 1009-1029 (2014).   [doi]  [pdf]

"On Emissions Trading and Market Structure: Cap-and-Trade versus Intensity Standards" (with B. Dijkstra, M. McGinty), Environmental and Resource Economics 58(4): 665-682 (2014).   [doi]

"Inciting Protocols" (with T. Dekker, H. Vollebergh, C. Withagen), Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 64(1): 45-67 (2012).   [doi]

"Carbon Trading Thickness and Market Efficiency" (with A. Montagnoli), Energy Economics 32(6): 1331-1336 (2010).   [doi]

"Environmental Taxes and Industry Monopolization" (with L. Schoonbeek), Journal of Regulatory Economics 36(1): 94-106 (2009).   [doi]  [pdf]

"Technology Diffusion, Product Differentiation and Environmental Subsidies" (with M. McGinty), The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy 9: (Topics) Article 11 (2009).   [doi]

"Technology-Forcing through Environmental Regulation" (with A. Nentjes, D. Wiersma), European Journal of Political Economy 23(4): 903-916 (2007).   [doi]

"Location Choice by Households and Polluting Firms: An Evolutionary Approach" (with B. Dijkstra), European Economic Review 50(2): 425-446 (2006).   [doi]

Policy briefs and popular writings

"The Just Transition Challenge: Avoiding Carbon Leakage and Jobs Off-Shoring in Decarbonising International Supply Chains," (with K. Turner, A. Katris, L. Ragne), University of Strathclyde, Centre for Energy Policy (November 2018).

"Why Falling Oil Prices should not Undermine Investment in Green Energy," (with Isaac Tabner), The Conversation (12 May 2015).