• Room 8A-07, NU-building

  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1111

    1081 HV Amsterdam

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Marije Schaafsma is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Economics department of the IVM. She is specialised in analysing the well-being and welfare effects of ecosystem services changes, using monetary and non-monetary valuation methods. She also works on the integration of environmental factors into poverty statistics. She strongly engages in interdisciplinary research to foster sustainable development.

Marije is a Lead Author on the IPBES values assessment. She leads a work package on social impacts of international trade in agricultural commodities and wildlife in the TRADE Hub project under her 20% position at the University of Southampton. Marije did her PhD at VU Amsterdam, then moved to the UK (Universities of East Anglia, Cambridge, Southampton), and joined VU Amsterdam again in November 2019. She is a Research Fellow at CSERGE, University of East Anglia.


Monetary valuation, non-monetary valuation, ecosystem services, poverty.


2001: PhD (Environmental Economics) Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2005: MSc (Environment and Resource Management) Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
2004: MSc (Economics) Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Research Output 2006 2020

Substitution Effects in Spatial Discrete Choice Experiments

Schaafsma, M. & Brouwer, R., Feb 2020, In : Environmental and Resource Economics. 75, 2, p. 323-349

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Discrete choice experiment
Substitution effect

Assessing smallholder preferences for incentivised climate-smart agriculture using a discrete choice experiment

Schaafsma, M., Ferrini, S. & Turner, R. K., Nov 2019, In : Land Use Policy. 88, 104153.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Economic valuation of ecosystem goods and services: a review for decision makers

Tinch, R., Beaumon, N., Sunderlan, T., Ozdemiroglu, E., Barton, D., Bowe, C., Borger, T., Burgess, P., Cooper, C. N., Faccioli, M., Failler, P., Gkolemi, I., Kumar, R., Longo, A., McVittie, A., Morris, J., Park, J., Ravenscroft, N., Schaafsma, M., Vause, J. & 1 othersZiv, G., 2 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy. 8, 4, p. 359-378

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Electricity outages in Ghana: Are contingent valuation estimates valid?

Amoah, A., Ferrini, S. & Schaafsma, M., 1 Dec 2019, In : Energy Policy. 135, 110996.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

contingent valuation

Agent-Based Modelling to Assess Community Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods

Dobbie, S., Schreckenberg, K., Dyke, J. G., Schaafsma, M. & Balbi, S., 31 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. 21, 1

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Activities 2009 2009

  • 1 Lecture / Presentation

Value Added Tax as an environmental policy instrument?

F.H. Oosterhuis (Speaker), M. Schaafsma (Speaker)
25 Sep 2009

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic