University of St Andrews

Environmental Economics and Environmental Policy

The Environmental Economics research group was created in 2014. Our main areas of research are:

  • Environmental cost-benefit analysis and environmental valuation
  • Economics of sustainable development
  • Design of PES systems
  • Ecological-economic modelling, including disease spread and the economics of pollination
  • Coastal zones
  • Integration with economic and environmental history

Main funders for the research programme include BBSRC, Leverhulme, the European Commission, and the Scottish Funding Council through MASTS. We have research links with the Scottish Oceans Institute at St Andrews, as well as with economics and ecology groups across the world.


A new fortnightly “quantitative methods” workshop series will take place in the George Cumming room every second Wednesday from 4-5. The forthcoming presentations will be:

  • September 23:  Random utility choice models by Nick Hanley
  • October 7: Spatial Statistics in R for Analysing NHL Ice Hockey Shot and Goal Probabilities by Jed Long
  • October 21: The relevance of spatial proximity for microbusinesses in agglomerations by Darja Reuschke
  • November 4: Oleg Sheremet (title to be announced)
  • November 18: Parameter Recovery of Random Components in a set of Single Case Studies - Simulation Study by Bozena Wielgoszewska
  • January 20: Agri-environmental policies impact evaluation using treatment effect methods by Laure Kuhfuss 

If you are interested in attending and/or presenting, please contact Laure Kuhfuss.


Select this link for a list of current PhD projects offered by our group.