Bio

Daan van Soest is professor of environmental economics (Department of Economics and CentER), and Academic Director of the Tilburg Sustainability Center.  He has worked on a wide variety of topics within environmental economics, such as renewable natural resource management, energy economics, and environmental policy design. His research is both theoretical and empirical in nature, and he also uses field experiments to gain insight into the behavioral aspects of (un)sustainable resource use. He publishes his work in specialized field journals in environmental economics as well as in general interest economics journals. He has served as associate editor for Environmental and Resource Economics, and as co-editor-in-chief of Resource and Energy Economics.

Expertise

Environmental and natural resource economics, experimental economics, behavioral economics, climate economics, development economics.

Teaching

Environmental  and resource economics (BSc and MSc), development economics (RM)

Courses

Recent publications

  1. Reducing hunger with payments for environmental services (PES) - Expe…

    Adjognon, G. S., van Soest, D., & Guthoff, J. (2021). Reducing hunger with payments for environmental services (PES): Experimental evidence from Burkina Faso. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 103(3), 831-857.
  2. Toward an understanding of the welfare effects of nudges - Evidence f…

    Bulte, E. H., List, J. A., & van Soest, D. (2020). Toward an understanding of the welfare effects of nudges: Evidence from a field experiment in the workplace. Economic Journal, 130(632), 2329–2353.
  3. Verbetering Afvalscheiding in de Hoogbouw - Meer Bronscheiding van GF…

    Langeveld, G., van Soest, D., Midden, C., Mastop, J., Weenk, A., van Rhee, M., Pietersma, S., de Goede, K., & Boomsma, M. (2020). Verbetering Afvalscheiding in de Hoogbouw: Meer Bronscheiding van GFE in Steden door Gedragsverandering. MInistry of Infrastructure and Water.
  4. On the role of group size in tournaments - Theory and evidence from l…

    List, J. A., van Soest, D., Stoop, J. T. R., & Zhou, H. (2020). On the role of group size in tournaments: Theory and evidence from laboratory and field experiments. Management Science, 66(10), 4359-4377.
  5. Satellite-based tree cover mapping for forest conservation in the dry…

    Adjognon, G. S., Rivera-Ballesteros, A., & van Soest, D. (2019). Satellite-based tree cover mapping for forest conservation in the drylands of Sub Saharan Africa (SSA): Application to Burkina Faso gazetted forests. Development Engineering, 4, [100039].

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