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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 1997 2019

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

Economic Impact Assessment of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Under Different Climate and Hydrological Conditions

Kahsay, T. N., Kuik, O. J., Brouwer, R. & van der Zaag, P., 2018, The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the Nile basin: Implications for Transboundary Water Cooperation. Yihdego, Z., Rieu-Clarke, A. & Cascao, A. E. (eds.). Earthscan/Routledge, p. 158-180 23 p. (Earthscan studies in Water Resource Management)

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Integrated disaster risk management and adaptation

Botzen, W. J. W., Bouwer, L. M., Scussolini, P., Kuik, O. J., Haasnoot, M., Lawrence, J. & Aerts, J. C. J. H., 2018, Loss and Damage from Climate Change: Concepts, Methods and Policy Options. Mechler, R., Bouwer, L. M., Schinko, S., Surminski, S. & Linnerooth-Bayer, J. (eds.). Springer, p. 287-315

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

The transboundary impacts of trade liberalization and climate change on the Nile basin economies and water resource availability

Kahsay, T. N., Kuik, O. J., Brouwer, R. & van der Zaag, P., 2018, In : Water Resources Management. 32, 3, p. 935-947

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
trade liberalization
resource availability
Water resources
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), Kuik, O. J. (Speaker)
23 Jun 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

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

Kuik, O. J. (Speaker)
27 Jun 2013

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Aggregation of multiple environmental benefits

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

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

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

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

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Border adjustment for European emissions trading: competitiveness and carbon leakage

Kuik, O. J. (Speaker)
11 Jun 2011

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic