W.J.W. Botzen

prof. dr.

  • Room C-523, W&N-building

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

    1081 HV Amsterdam

20062019
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Wouter Botzen is full Professor of Economics of Climate Change and Natural Disasters at the Department of Environmental Economics, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is Deputy Head of the Department of Environmental Economics. Moreover, he is full Professor of Economics of Global Environmental Change at the Utrecht University School of Economics, Utrecht University. He is a senior research fellow at the Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Wouter has obtained his PhD degree in economics (cum laude) in 2010 for his thesis on the economics of insurance against climate change. His thesis won the Junior Societal Impact Award of the VU University and was published in revised form by Cambridge University Press. 

At IVM Wouter is involved in teaching various courses on Environmental Economics. He coordinates research on climate change economics and supervises several PhD students. His main research interests are climate change economics with a particular focus on risk, natural disaster insurance, behavioural economics of decision making under risk, and natural disaster risk assessment and management. He has published more than 100 articles in international scientific journals on these themes. His publications span top economic journals, such as International Economic Review, and multi-disciplinary journals, such as Nature and Science. He won twice the best paper award of the journal Risk Analysis, the best paper award for Journal of Flood Risk Management and he received the Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize in 2014.

Wouter has worked on a variety of research projects funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the Dutch research programme 'Knowledge for Climate' (KvK), and the European Commission, among others. He has advised several for profit and non-profit organizations. Wouter was awarded a NWO-VENI scholarship in 2011 and a NWO-VIDI scholarship in 2015, which are granted to researchers who belong to the best 10%-20% of their international peer group.

Education

2006-2009: PhD degree (cum laude), Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

2001-2005: MSc Economics, University of Maastricht, the Netherlands.

 

Ancillary activities

  • Utrecht University School of Economics, Utrecht University | Utrecht | Professor of Economics of Global Environmental Change | 2016-02-01 - present
  • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia | Senior Research Fellow | 2017-09-01 - present

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Research Output 2006 2019

Adoption of Individual Flood Damage Mitigation Measures in New York City: An Extension of Protection Motivation Theory

Botzen, W. J. W., Kunreuther, H., Czajkowski, J. & de Moel, H., 1 Jan 2019, In : Risk Analysis.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Flood damage
Motivation
Flood insurance
Risk management
Disasters
Open Access
Psychological Adaptation
Disasters
Systems Analysis
Risk assessment
disaster
cost-benefit analysis
natural disaster
beach
economics
economic efficiency

An assessment of best practices of extreme weather insurance and directions for a more resilient society

Hudson, P. G. M. B., de Ruig, L. T., de Ruiter, M. C., Kuik, O. J., Botzen, W. J. W., Le Den, X., Persson, M., Benoist, A. & Nielsen, C., 22 Apr 2019, In : Environmental Hazards.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
insurance
best practice
weather
resilience
pillar

An economic evaluation of adaptation pathways in coastal mega cities: An illustration for Los Angeles

de Ruig, L. T., Barnard, P. L., Botzen, W. J. W., Grifman, P., Hart, J. F., de Moel, H., Sadrpour, N. & Aerts, J. C. J. H., 15 Aug 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 678, p. 647-659 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
megacity
Sea level
Economics
economics
Risk management

Activities 2009 2017

  • 16 Lecture / Presentation

Economics of Natural Disasters

W.J.W. Botzen (Speaker)
11 Oct 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Verzekeringen en Klimaatverandering

W.J.W. Botzen (Speaker)
2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

The Economic Value of the Tana Delta Mangrove Ecosystem in Kenya

W.J.W. Botzen (Speaker)
2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Innovatie voor Risicoreductie

W.J.W. Botzen (Speaker)
2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

Prizes

Best Paper Award in the journal Risk Analysis in 2013.

J.C.J.H. Aerts (Recipient), W.J.W. Botzen (Recipient), N. Lin (Recipient), K. Emanuel (Recipient) & Hans de Moel (Recipient), 2013

PrizeAcademic

Best Paper Award Risk Analysis

P. Bubeck (Recipient), W.J.W. Botzen (Recipient) & J.C.J.H. Aerts (Recipient), 2012

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Junior Societal Impact Award

W.J.W. Botzen (Recipient), 20 Oct 2010

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Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize 2014

W.J.W. Botzen (Recipient), 2014

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