The Environmental Economics group is largely comprised of staff from the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP), which is a thriving interdisciplanary research group, with core economic skills combined with expertise in the natural, physical, social and data sciences. We deliver policy-focused research, outputs and tools that drive real world change, helping to solve local and global environmental challenges.
Professor Ian Bateman OBE, Professor Brett Day and Professor Ben Groom
Environmental Economics Subject Leads
Land is a vital resource, supporting both natural ecosystems and the development of sustainable economies. As populations and human activity have risen, so has the need to manage land effectively. Without doing so, we become more vulnerable to the effects of climate change (such as food security, poverty and the reduced availability of clean water). LEEP helps leaders, businesses and communities anticipate and address these issues by putting the natural environment at the heart of their decision-making.
Our cutting-edge research includes:
- Integrated modelling of natural capital futures, applied to: woodland planting and carbon sequestration, renewable energy, carbon capture and storage, food demand and security, biodiversity net gain, connectivity, rewilding, sparing and sharing, intergenerational fairness.
- Natural capital valuation, applied to: recreation and health, water and air pollution, natural hazards and risks, regime shifts and tipping points, carbon sequestration, biodiversity, noise and disamenity.
- Environmental policy and mechanism design, applied to: agri-environment scheme design, food systems, biodiversity net gain, carbon sequestration, water quality.
- Supported profound shifts in UK environmental and agricultural policy
- LEEP tools have valued £100Ms of environmental benefit flows
- Accelerated the adoption and application of the Natural Capital Approach
- Embedded environmental value requirements into HMT spending guidelines determining £Billions of public investment annually
- Designed ‘Payments for Ecosystem Services’ delivering over £500M of savings
Academics in this subject theme
|Dr Ethan Addicott||Lecturer in Economics|
|Dr Ben Balmford||Postdoctoral Research Fellow||+44 (0) 1392 722554|
|Professor Ian Bateman||Professor of Environmental Economics, Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP) and Director of NetZeroPlus||+44 (0)1392 724503|
|Dr Amy Binner||Senior Lecturer (LEEP)||+44 (0)1392 726355|
|Tatiana Carolina Cantillo Garcia||Postgraduate Researcher|
|Mingyuan Chen||Postdoctoral Research Associate||+44 (0) 7851492440|
|Professor Brett Day||Professor of Environmental Economics, Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute (LEEP)||+44 (0)1392 723178|
|Dr Neha Deopa||Lecturer in Economics|
|Thiago F. Morello R. S.||Postdoctoral Research Fellow|
|Professor Ben Groom||Dragon Capital Chair in Biodiversity Economics|
|Chunying Guo||Postdoctoral Research Associate|
|Dr Muhammad Hasan||Postdoctoral Research Fellow|
|Professor Alex Inman||Professor of Practice (LEEP)||+44 (0)1392 723340|
|Dr Christopher Lee||Landscape Decisions Fellow|
|Dr Mattia Mancini||Postdoctoral Research Fellow||+44 (0) 1392 726280|
|Dr Sarah Meier||Postdoctoral Research Fellow|
|Dr Daniele Rinaldo||Lecturer in Economics||+447938624004|
|Dr Alessandro Silvestri||Postdoctoral Research Fellow|
|Dr Diana Tingley||Project Manager & Business Fellow|
|Professor Daniel Williamson||+44 (0) 1392 725514|