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Elco Koks has been employed at the Institute of Environmental Studies (IVM) since February 2012. He is currently Assistant Professor within the Water and Climate Risk group, where his research focuses on flood risk, disaster impact modelling, critical infrastructure and extreme weather.

Over the past years he has worked on several projects related to disaster impact modelling, climate change and economics in the context of national (ITRC-MISTRAL (UK), Knowledge for Climate in (NL)) and EU research projects (WISC, ENHANCE and TURAS). Besides, he has worked on climate adaptation programs in the port of Rotterdam (Waterveiligheid Botlek) and Amsterdam (Waterbestendig Westpoort).

One of his specialties is the modelling of the economy-wide consequences of disasters on both a regional and interregional level, focusing on industrial impacts and infrastructure systems. One of the key elements in his research is to integrate natural disaster models with macroeconomic impact models. He has developed various disaster impact models myself, of which several are publicly available through GitHub (https://github.com/ElcoK). 

GIS, flood risk management and flood damage modelling, input-output modelling, supply-use models, optimization, OpenStreetMap, (spatial) economic analysis, network analysis, python. 


2016: PhD Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

2011: MSc STREEM (Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

2010: BSc Earth and Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


Ancillary activities

  • Universiteit van Oxford | Oxford | Medewerker | 2019-02-01 - present

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Research Output 2012 2019

A global multi-hazard risk analysis of road and railway infrastructure assets

Koks, E. E., Rozenberg, J., Zorn, C., Tariverdi, M., Vousdoukas, M., Fraser, S. A., Hall, J. W. & Hallegatte, S., 25 Jun 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, p. 1-11 11 p., 2677.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Risk analysis

Building asset value mapping in support of flood risk assessments: A case study of Shanghai, China

Wu, J., Ye, M., Wang, X. & Koks, E., 14 Feb 2019, In : Sustainability (Switzerland). 11, 4, p. 1-19 19 p., 971.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Risk assessment
risk assessment
natural disaster

The macroeconomic impacts of future river flooding in Europe

Koks, E. E., Thissen, M., Alfieri, L., De Moel, H., Feyen, L., Jongman, B. & Aerts, J. C. J. H., 12 Aug 2019, In : Environmental Research Letters. 14, 8, p. 1-9 9 p., 084042.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Economic Impacts of Irrigation-Constrained Agriculture in the Lower Po Basin

Pérez-Blanco, C. D., Koks, E. E., Calliari, E. & Mysiak, J., 10 May 2018, In : Water Economics and Policy. 4, 1, p. 1-38 38 p., 1750003.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

economic impact
river basin

Adaptation to Sea Level Rise: A Multidisciplinary Analysis for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Scussolini, P., Tran, T. V. T., Koks, E. E., Diaz Loaiza, M. A., Ho, L. P. & Lasage, R., 1 Dec 2017, In : Water Resources Research. 53, 12, p. 10841-10857 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2013 2013

  • 1 Lecture / Presentation

Development and sensitivity analysis of an indirect risk model for the port of Rotterdam

E.E. Koks (Speaker), M. Bockarjova (Speaker), H. de Moel (Speaker), J.C.J.H. Aerts (Speaker)
10 Dec 2013

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic