Roy Brouwer

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

    1081 HV Amsterdam

1987 …2019
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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 1987 2019

A hybrid partial and general equilibrium modeling approach to assess the hydro-economic impacts of large dams: The case of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in the Eastern Nile River basin

Kahsay, T. N., Arjoon, D., Kuik, O., Brouwer, R., Tilmant, A. & van der Zaag, P., 1 Jul 2019, In : Environmental Modelling and Software. 117, p. 76-88 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

economic impact
river basin

Distributing Water Between Competing Users in the Netherlands

Koopman, J. F. L., Kuik, O., Tol, R. S. J., van der Vat, M. P., Hunink, J. C. & Brouwer, R., 7 Feb 2019, Economy-Wide Modeling of Water at Regional and Global Scales. Wittwer, G. (ed.). Singapore: Springer, p. 159-192 34 p. (Advances in Applied General Equilibrium Modeling).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Integrated modelling of the impacts of hydropower projects on the water-food-energy nexus in a transboundary Himalayan river basin

Amjath-Babu, T. S., Sharma, B., Brouwer, R., Rasul, G., Wahid, S. M., Neupane, N., Bhattarai, U. & Sieber, S., 1 Apr 2019, In : Applied Energy. 239, p. 494-503 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
river basin

Using discrete choice experiments to inform environmental policy in a developing country context: Case studies from Ethiopia

Faro, S. T., 2019, 184 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access

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

Talpur, M. A., Koetse, M. J. & Brouwer, R., 2018, In : Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy. 7, 4, p. 363-385

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Activities 2006 2015

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

Water Resources and Economics (Journal)

E. Ansink (Member of editorial board), R. Brouwer (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

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

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

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Environmental Modelling & Software (Journal)

R. Brouwer (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic