dr. ir. O.J. Kuik

dr. ir.

  • Room 8A-47, NU-building

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

    1081 HV Amsterdam

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Onno Kuik is a senior economist with more than 25 years of experience in the environmental economics domain. His main field of expertise is the use of computable general equilibrium (CGE) modelling to assess the economic and environmental impacts of energy and climate change mitigation and adaptation policies. Examples include the assessment of mitigation policies with a focus on ‘leakage’ of carbon emissions from regulated to non-regulated countries, the economic consequences of climate change impacts on agriculture, and fresh water resources in Europe and Africa. Over the years, Onno has worked in numerous research projects for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Commission, the European Environment Agency, Dutch Parliament, European Parliament, and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), in Europe and abroad. 

His current research focuses on the economics of adaptation in Europe (http://climate-adapt.eea.europa.eu/project/econadapt). He coordinates the work package on the international context of future EU climate change mitigation policies in the EU FP7 project CECILIA2050 (http://cecilia2050.eu/).

PhD students

Onno currently supervises the PhD students Jason Levin-Koopman and Acel Jardón. Jason studies the wider economic impacts of climate change-induced droughts in the Rhine and Meuse river basins in the Dutch Knowledge for Climate research programme (http://www.climateresearchnetherlands.nl/). Acel studies the relationship between economic growth and the environment within a spatial framework. 

He welcomes new PhD students who are interested in doing climate change-related CGE modelling.


CGE modelling, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, international trade and the environment, the economics of renewable energy.


2005: Doctoral degree (PhD) Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

1982: Master’s degree in Economics, Wageningen University. Major fields: Agricultural Economics, Development Economics.

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Research Output 1995 2019

A hybrid partial and general equilibrium modeling approach to assess the hydro-economic impacts of large dams: The case of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in the Eastern Nile River basin

Kahsay, T. N., Arjoon, D., Kuik, O., Brouwer, R., Tilmant, A. & van der Zaag, P., 1 Jul 2019, In : Environmental Modelling and Software. 117, p. 76-88 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

economic impact
river basin

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
best practice

Causal Effects of Petrocaribe on Sustainable Development: A Synthetic Control Analysis

Jardon, A., Kuik, O. & Tol, R. S. J., 1 Jul 2019, In : Manchester School.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Competitive advantage in the renewable energy industry: Evidence from a gravity model

Kuik, O., Branger, F. & Quirion, P., 1 Feb 2019, In : Renewable Energy. 131, p. 472-481 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Energy policy
International trade
Environmental regulations

D2.6 Non-market impacts – health

Ščasný, M., Botzen, W., Šmíd, M., Alberini, A., Chiabai, A., Ignjacevic, P., Kuik, O. J., Kryl, M., Máca, V., Neumann, M., Spadaro, J. & Zvěřinová, I., Oct 2019, COACCH CO-designing the Assessment of Climate CHange costs. 119 p.

Research output: Book / ReportReportAcademic

health impact
heat island
climate change

Activities 2000 2016

  • 45 Lecture / Presentation
  • 1 Editorial work
  • 1 Membership

First Mover Advantage in the Renewable Energy Industry: Evidence from a Gravity Model

F. Branger (Speaker), P. Quirion (Speaker), O.J. Kuik (Speaker)
23 Jun 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

REDD and international leakage via food and timber markets: A CGE analysis

O.J. Kuik (Speaker)
27 Jun 2013

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Aggregation of multiple environmental benefits

O.J. Kuik (Speaker), T. Taylor (Speaker)
23 May 2012

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Border adjustment for European emissions trading: competitiveness and carbon leakage

O.J. Kuik (Speaker)
11 Jun 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

FAO-MOSAICC: the FAO Modelling System for Agricultural Impacts of Climate Change to support decision-making in adaptation

O.J. Kuik (Speaker), F.G.D. Reynes (Speaker), F. Delobel (Speaker), M. Bernardi (Speaker)
17 Jun 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic