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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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