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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

Economic impacts of the Grand Ethiopean Renaissance Dam under different climate and hydrological scenarios

Kahsay, T. N., Kuik, O. J., Brouwer, R. & van der Zaag, P. 2018 The Grand Ethiopean Renaissance Dam and the Nile basin: Implications for Transboundary Water Cooperation. Yihdego, Z., Rieu-Clarke, A. & Cascao, A. E. (eds.). Oxon: Earthscan/Routledge, p. 158-180 21 p. 8. (Earthscan studies in Water Resource Management)

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewChapter

Non-market Valuation of Motorized Emission Reductions and Air Quality Improvements in Nairobi, Kenya

Ndambiri, H. K. 10 Apr 2018 Amsterdam. 219 p.

Research output: ScientificPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

The transboundary impacts of trade liberalization and climate change on the Nile basin economies and water resource availability

Kahsay, T. N., Kuik, O. J., Brouwer, R. & van der Zaag, P. 2018 In : Water Resources Management. 32, 3, p. 935-947

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

Open Access

A comparative study of transaction costs of payments for forest ecosystem services in Vietnam

Phan, D. T. H., Brouwer, R., Long, H. P. & Davidson, M. D. 2017 In : Forest Policy and Economics. 80, p. 141-149

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle