P.J.H. van Beukering


  • Room C-530, W&N-building

  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1087

    1081 HV Amsterdam

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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).


1999-2001: PhD in Environmental Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

1986-1992: MSc in Economics, University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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Research Output 1994 2019

Effectiveness of deposit-refund systems for household waste in the Netherlands: Applying a partial equilibrium model

Linderhof, V. G. M., Oosterhuis, F. H., van Beukering, P. & Bartelings, H., 15 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 232, p. 842-850 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

domestic waste
Electric appliances

Charting progress towards system-scale ecosystem service valuation in islands

Oleson, K. L. L., Grafeld, S., Van Beukering, P., Brander, L., James, P. A. S. & Wolfs, E., 2018, In : Environmental Conservation. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

ecosystem service

Geographical scoping and willingness-to-pay for nature protection

Botzen, W. J. W. & van Beukering, P. J. H., 1 Mar 2018, In : Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences. p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
willingness to pay
Error correction

Combining focus group discussions and choice experiments for economic valuation of peatland restoration: A case study in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia

Schaafsma, M., van Beukering, P. J. H. & Oskolokaite, I., 1 Oct 2017, In : Ecosystem Services. 27, p. 150-160 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

focus groups
Focus Groups

Development Aid and the diffusion of technology: Improved cookstoves in Kenya and Rwanda

Tigabu, A. D., Berkhout, F. G. H. & van Beukering, P. J. H., Mar 2017, In : Energy Policy. 102, p. 593–601 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

development aid
Developing countries
developing world

Activities 2000 2008

  • 35 Lecture / Presentation

Mining in Zambia: Contemplations of economic development

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

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Valuation of Ecosystem Services

van Beukering, P. J. H. (Speaker)
8 Dec 2005

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

The Niger: A Life Line: The economics of the Upper Niger River Basin (Mali)

van Beukering, P. J. H. (Speaker)
18 Mar 2005

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic