prof. dr. Pieter van Beukering

prof. dr.

  • 8A-55, NU-building

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

    1081 HV Amsterdam

1994 …2020

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Pieter van Beukering is a Dutch economist with more than 20 years of experience in research and teaching in environmental economics. In 1993 he started as an economic research associate at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) of the VU University, Amsterdam. In the March 2001, he successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation on the economics of trade, recycling and the environment. His main research interests are natural resource management and economic valuation focused on ecosystem services and renewable energy. Between 2003 and 2009 worked as the director of the PREM research programme, aiming at strengthening capacity in developing countries for environmental economic research. Since 2009 Pieter van Beukering is an Associate Professor lecturing environmental economics at the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences (FALW) of the VU University. In 2015, he became the department head of the Environmental Economics Department as well as the deputy director of IVM. Since 2015 Pieter also acts as the director of the MSc programme Environment and Resource Management (ERM).


2001: PhD in Environmental Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

1992: MSc in Economics, University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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A new approach to explain farmers’ adoption of climate change mitigation measures

Moerkerken, A., Blasch, J., van Beukering, P. & van Well, E., 2020, In : Climatic Change. 159, 1, p. pages 141–161 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Business models and sustainable plastic management: A systematic review of the literature

    Dijkstra, H., van Beukering, P. & Brouwer, R., 7 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Cleaner Production. 258, p. 1-14 14 p., 120967.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • The global costs and benefits of expanding Marine Protected Areas

    Brander, L. M., van Beukering, P., Nijsten, L., McVittie, A., Baulcomb, C., Eppink, F. V. & Cado van der Lelij, J. A., Jun 2020, In : Marine Policy. 116, p. 1-12 12 p., 103953.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Valuing a Caribbean coastal lagoon using the choice experiment method: The case of the Simpson Bay Lagoon, Saint Martin

    Duijndam, S., van Beukering, P., Fralikhina, H., Molenaar, A. & Koetse, M., 20 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal for Nature Conservation.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Better environmental management of the Simpson Bay Lagoon pays off: For the environment, society, and the economy

    Duijndam, S., Fralikhina, H., Molenaar, A. & van Beukering, P., 14 Sep 2019, Amsterdam: Institute for Environmental Studies/IVM. 17 p. (Policy Brief; vol. R-19, no. 03)

    Research output: Book / ReportReport


    • 35 Lecture / Presentation

    Mining in Zambia: Contemplations of economic development

    E. Papyrakis (Speaker), S.M. Hess (Speaker), P.J.H. van Beukering (Speaker)
    16 May 2006

    Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

    Are forest dwellers willing to participate in a scheme of Payment for environmental Services: a choice experiment in the Coastal Forest of Tanzania

    S.M. Hess (Speaker), G. Kayharara (Speaker), P.J.H. van Beukering (Speaker), I. Mchallo (Speaker), G. Nyamwihura (Speaker), K.N. Pham (Speaker), T.D. Thuy (Speaker)
    18 May 2006

    Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

    The empirics of coral reef valuation: A meta-analysis

    L.M. Brander (Speaker), H.S.J. Cesar (Speaker), P.J.H. van Beukering (Speaker)
    19 Mar 2005

    Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

    Coral reefs economics: the role of Payments for Environmental Services (PES)

    P.J.H. van Beukering (Speaker)
    16 Nov 2005

    Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic