professor of environmental and resource economics

Department of Economics - University of Aberdeen Business School


Department of Economics
Business School
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen AB24 3QY
Scotland, UK
Edward Wright Building, S27


I am Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Aberdeen Business School where I hold the Chair in Environmental and Resource Economics.

My research is centred around the design and functioning of environmental markets and incentive-based policy mechanisms for pollution control and biodiversity conservation. Another focal point of my research relates to the interplay between environmental policy and technological change.

I often combine economic theory with laboratory experiments to investigate the performance of environmental policies, and to study economic decision-making in environmental markets.

I am affiliated to the Scottish Experimental Economics Laboratory (SEEL), the Aberdeen Centre for Research in Energy Economics and Finance (ACREEF), and externally to the North Atlantic Microplastic Centre (NAMC) in Norway.

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News & Updates

November 2023
Preprint paper Significant Benefits from International Cooperation over Marine Plastic Pollution released on Research Square.

Presented on the economics of carbon offsetting at Aberdeen’s Climate Café: Offsetting: The Good and the Bad.

October 2023
ESRC-funded project The Economics of Marine Plastic Pollution featured at University of Aberdeen’s Interdisciplinary Challenges Open Sessions Day and winner of second prize for best poster.