Dr Christopher Schulz

Dr Christopher Schulz

Lecturer in Sustainable Development (Critical Economic Dimensions of Sustainability)

Researcher profile




Christopher Schulz joined the School of Geography and Sustainable Development at St Andrews as Lecturer in Sustainable Development (Critical Economic Dimensions of Sustainability). He was previously a Lecturer in the MSc programme in Ecological Economics at SRUC/Edinburgh University, a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, and a Research Fellow at St Andrews. He holds a PhD and MSc in Environment and Development from the University of Edinburgh, and a BA in Politics and Public Administration from the University of Konstanz.

Research areas

Christopher Schulz is an interdisciplinary researcher with interests in environment and development, environmental values, and water governance.

At St Andrews, his primary focus is on critical economic dimensions of sustainability, in particular:

  1. Economic instruments for environmental management and sustainability transitions
  2. Methodological options for valuing the environment
  3. Conceptual and practical alternatives to mainstream economic approaches.

He is also currently Lead Researcher for the Dutch Government’s Valuing Water Initiative.

Most of his research has been in Latin America, but he also has fieldwork experience in South Asia and Africa.

Selected publications


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