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Sem Duijndam is a PhD Candidate at the department of Environmental Economics of the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He obtained a BSc in Economics, a Research Master in European Studies, and an MSc in Environment and Resource Management.

In his PhD research, he studies the main drivers of adaptation and migration decisions of coastal residents under long-term sea-level rise and extreme flood events.

Sem’s research interests also lie in ecosystem services and their valuation, and public attitudes towards environmental change, in particular climate change.


Environmental economics; behavioural economics; climate policy; risk behaviour; ecosystem services.


2019: MSc in Environment and Resource Management (Cum Laude), Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

2019: MSc in European Studies (Research Master, Cum Laude), Maastricht University.

2016: BSc in Economics and Business Economics (Cum Laude), Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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Research Output

Lessons for climate policy from behavioral biases towards COVID-19 and climate change risks

Botzen, W., Duijndam, S. & van Beukering, P., Jan 2021, In : World Development. 137, 105214.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • Valuing a Caribbean coastal lagoon using the choice experiment method: The case of the Simpson Bay Lagoon, Saint Martin

    Duijndam, S., van Beukering, P., Fralikhina, H., Molenaar, A. & Koetse, M., Aug 2020, In : Journal for Nature Conservation. 56, p. 1-12 12 p., 125845.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Waarom klimaatverandering daalt in belangstelling bij de Europese burger

    Duijndam, S., Jun 2020, In : Milieu. 26, 3, p. 41-45

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

    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


    UM Student Award

    Sem Duijndam (Recipient), 31 Jan 2020


  • VU Master Thesis Award 2019

    Sem Duijndam (Recipient), 23 Jan 2020