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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

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., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Climate and Development.

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., 2019, Amsterdam: Institute for Environmental Studies/IVM.

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

Opinion: To advance sustainable stewardship, we must document not only biodiversity but geodiversity

Schrodt, F., Bailey, J. J., Kissling, W. D., Rijsdijk, K. F., Seijmonsbergen, A. C., van Ree, D., Hjort, J., Lawley, R. S., Williams, C. N., Anderson, M. G., Beier, P., van Beukering, P., Boyd, D. S., Brilha, J., Carcavilla, L., Dahlin, K. M., Gill, J. C., Gordon, J. E., Gray, M., Grundy, M. & 9 othersHunter, M. L., Lawler, J. J., Monge-Ganuzas, M., Royse, K. R., Stewart, I., Record, S., Turner, W., Zarnetske, P. L. & Field, R., 13 Aug 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 116, 33, p. 16155-16158 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Activities 2000 2008

  • 35 Lecture / Presentation

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

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

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

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

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