dr. P.J.H. van Beukering


  • 8A-55, NU-building

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

    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).


2001: PhD in Environmental Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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

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Research Output 1994 2019

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

Moerkerken, A., Blasch, J., van Beukering, P. & van Well, E., Dec 2019, In : Climatic Change.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

greenhouse gas
nitrous oxide

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 / ReportReportProfessional

Community-based adaptation to climate change in small island developing states: an analysis of the role of social capital

Hagedoorn, L. C., Brander, L. M., van Beukering, P. J. H., Dijkstra, H. M., Franco, C., Hughes, L., Gilders, I. & Segal, B., 22 Jan 2019, In : Climate and Development. 11, 8, p. 723-734

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

social capital
climate change
household survey
quantitative analysis

De Dynamische Delta: Socio-economische effecten van toekomst alternatieven van een duurzame Haringvliet

van Beukering, P., Rienstra, G., Koetse, M., van Teeffelen, A., de Groot, D., van Wieringen, D. & Schulp, N., 19 Aug 2019, Amsterdam: Institute for Environmental Studies/IVM. 76 p. (Reports; no. R-19/02)

Research output: Book / ReportReportProfessional

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

Linderhof, V., Oosterhuis, F. H., van Beukering, P. J. H. & 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

Activities 2000 2008

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

P.J.H. van Beukering (Speaker)
18 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