• Room C-563, W&N-building

  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1087

    1081 HV Amsterdam

20172019
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Personal information

Lars de Ruig is a PhD researcher at the department of Water and Climate Risk of the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the VU University Amsterdam. He has a background in Earth Sciences and Economics at the VU University Amsterdam, with a particular interest for interdisciplinary research. Furthermore, he is specialized in flood risk management and modelling. His master thesis focused on coastal vulnerabilities, flood risk modelling and the economic evaluation of potential coastal flood adaptation measures including a case study of Los Angeles County, in collaboration with USC Sea Grant and USGS.

Research

As a PhD researcher, Lars de Ruig will focus on flood risk adaptation. The first aim is to analyze the effects of applying different spatial and temporal scale in the economic evaluation of adaptation measures, strategies and pathways. The second aim is to analyze the interaction in adaptive behavior of different flood risk related agents by applying an Agent-Based modelling approach. The emergence between these agents (e.g., governments, homeowners and flood insurance) and external drivers (e.g., socio-economic growth and climate change) can provide insights on how certain policies settings and insurance markets can stimulate adaptive behavior.

Education

2016: MSc Earth Sciences and Economics at the VU University Amsterdam.

2014: BSc Future Planet Studies at the University of Amsterdam (UvA), major in Earth Sciences and Economics at the VU University Amsterdam.

 

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Keywords

  • Flood Risk Assessments
  • Agent-Based modelling
  • Indirect Economic Impact
  • Climate Change
  • Adaptation Pathways
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Sea level rise
  • Flood Insurance

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megacity Earth & Environmental Sciences
cost-benefit analysis Earth & Environmental Sciences
economics Earth & Environmental Sciences
weather Earth & Environmental Sciences
beach Earth & Environmental Sciences
homeowner Earth & Environmental Sciences
pillar Earth & Environmental Sciences
economic growth Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 2017 2019

cost-benefit analysis
natural disaster
beach
economics
economic efficiency

An assessment of best practices of extreme weather insurance and directions for a more resilient society

Hudson, P. G. M. B., de Ruig, L. T., de Ruiter, M. C., Kuik, O. J., Botzen, W. J. W., Le Den, X., Persson, M., Benoist, A. & Nielsen, C., 22 Apr 2019, In : Environmental Hazards.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
insurance
best practice
weather
resilience
pillar

An economic evaluation of adaptation pathways in coastal mega cities: An illustration for Los Angeles

de Ruig, L. T., Barnard, P. L., Botzen, W. J. W., Grifman, P., Hart, J. F., de Moel, H., Sadrpour, N. & Aerts, J. C. J. H., 15 Aug 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 678, p. 647-659 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
megacity
Sea level
Economics
economics
Risk management

Pathways to resilience: Adapting to sea level rise in Los Angeles

Aerts, J. C. J. H., Barnard, P. L., Botzen, W., Grifman, P., Hart, J. F., De Moel, H., Mann, A. N., de Ruig, L. T. & Sadrpour, N., Sep 2018, In : Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1427, 1, p. 1-90 90 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Los Angeles
Sea level
Oceans and Seas
Beaches
Levees

Insurance of weather and climate-related disaster risk: Inventory and analysis of mechanisms to support damage prevention in the EU

Le Den, X., Persson, M., Benoist, A., Hudson, P. G. M. B., de Ruiter, M. C., de Ruig, L. T. & Kuik, O. J., 31 Aug 2017, Publication Office of the European Union. 196 p.

Research output: Book / ReportReportProfessional

Open Access