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

    1081 HV Amsterdam

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Roy Brouwer is professor Water Economics of the Department Environmental Economics in the Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His main research interests are in non-market valuation, water economics and environmental risk. He combines practical water policy experience (he worked outside academic research as chief economist in the Dutch Water Ministry for 5 years) and scientific research (he was a researcher in Wageningen University, University of East Anglia, and since 2005 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). He has an appointment as visiting professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology in Zürich and is chief editor of the journal Water Resources and Economics.

Roy Brouwer is also professor and Executive Director of the Water Institute at the Department of Economics, University of Waterloo, Canada (since 2016), link to his personal page.


Environmental Economics, Water Economics, Economic Valuation, Choice Models.


2000: PhD Environmental Economics, University of East Anglia, UK.

1993: MSc Agricultural Economics, Wageningen Agricultural University.

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Research Output 2004 2018

Accounting for Implicit and Explicit Payment Vehicles in Beach Site Selection Choice Experiments

Talpur, M. A., Koetse, M. J. & Brouwer, R., Mar 2018, In : Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

A global review of the impact of basis risk on index insurance

Yuzva, K., Botzen, W. J. W., Brouwer, R. & Aerts, J. C. J. H., 2018, In : International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 28, p. 845-853

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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Do payments for forest ecosystem services generate double dividends? An integrated impact assessment of Vietnam’s PES program

Phan, T. H. D., Brouwer, R., Hoang, L. P. & Davidson, M. D., 1 Aug 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 8, p. 1-16 16 p., e0200881

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
ecosystem services
forest ecosystems

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

From principles to practice in paying for nature's services

Wunder, S., Brouwer, R., Engel, S., Ezzine-De-Blas, D., Muradian, R., Pascual, U. & Pinto, R., 1 Mar 2018, In : Nature Sustainability. 1, 3, p. 145-150 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

ecosystem services
Medicine in Literature
Social Sciences

Activities 2006 2015

  • 11 Lecture / Presentation
  • 7 Editorial work
  • 5 Membership

Water Resources and Economics (Journal)

Ansink, J. H. (Member of editorial board), Brouwer, R. (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Linking biodiversity, ecosystem services and conservation policy - a case study on crop pollination

Schulp, C. J. E. (Speaker), Verburg, P. H. (Speaker), S. Lautenbach (Speaker), Brouwer, R. (Speaker)
28 Aug 2012

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Environmental Modelling & Software (Journal)

Brouwer, R. (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic