Dr. G. Cornelis van Kooten
Ph.D. (Oregon State), Professor and Canada Research Chair
Research Interests: Agricultural and resource economics
Contact Dr. van Kooten:
Office: BEC 372
G. Cornelis van Kooten is professor and Senior Canada Research Chair at the University of Victoria, Canada. He received a Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics from Oregon State University in 1982. Subsequently he has been an assistant and associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Saskatchewan; an associate professor in the School of Management at Groningen University in the Netherlands; an associate and full professor in the Departments of Agricultural Economics and Forest Resources Management, and Chair of Agricultural Economics, at the University of British Columbia; and a professor and Chair of the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics at the University of Nevada. Currently, he is a professor in the Departments of Economics and Geography, and the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Studies, at the University of Victoria. He is a frequent visiting professor at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, and has been a visiting professor at Washington State University and the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands. He is also a research fellow at the Landbouw Economische Instituut (Agricultural Economics Institute) in The Hague, Netherlands.
Dr. van Kooten has over 25 years experience in natural resource economics, including non-market valuation, bio-economic modeling of wildlife populations, economics of carbon sequestration, managing lands for multiple tradeoffs, and the economics of renewable energy. His interests range from agricultural and forest economics to development and computational economics. He has published some 170 peer-reviewed journal articles and more than 35 book chapters; he is the author or co-author of five books on land and forest economics, and co-editor of three books. His book with Erwin H. Bulte entitled The Economics of Nature (Blackwell, 2000) is considered a classic reference book for researchers in the field of wildlife and public land economics. And his 1995 paper in the American Journal of Agricultural Economics on the uptake of carbon in forest ecosystems is the standard reference for work in the field of terrestrial carbon offsets.
Dr. van Kooten has been a consultant to various governments and government agencies, the United Nations, the World Bank, and a variety of non-governmental organizations, including the International Fund for Animal Welfare and the WWF. His numerous graduate students have gone on to work in the private sector, academic institutions and government.
A detailed CV for Dr. van Kooten can be found at http://www.vkooten.net/
Selected Publications (for complete list, see Dr. van Kooten's Website):
- van Kooten, G Cornelis, 2013. Climate Change, Climate Science and Economics: Prospects for an Alternative Energy Future. Dordrecht, NL: Springer. (466pp.)
- van Kooten, GC and H Folmer, 2004. Land and Forest Economics. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
- Wang, S and GC van Kooten, 2001. Forestry and the New Institutional Economics. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
- van Kooten, GC and EH Bulte, 2000. The Economics of Nature: Managing Biological Assets. Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers.
- van Kooten, GC, EH Bulte and AER Sinclair (editors), 2000. Conserving Nature’s Diversity: Insights from Biology, Ethics and Economics. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
- van Kooten, GC, 1993. Land Resource Economics and Sustainable Development: Economic Policies and the Common Good. Vancouver: UBC Press.
- van Kooten, G.C. and F.P. de Vries, 2012. Carbon Offsets. Chapter 165 in Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics edited by J. Shogren. Amsterdam, NL: Elsevier.
- van Kooten, G. Cornelis, 2012. Wind Energy Policy. Chapter 2.17 in Comprehensive Renewable Energy edited by A. Sayigh. Vol 2, pp.541-568. Oxford, GB: Elsevier.
- van Kooten, G. Cornelis, 2010.The Economics and Policy of Global Warming. In Economics Writing 2nd Edition (pp.47-67) edited by Stephen Eaton Hume. Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions.
- Cotteleer, Geerte, Tracy Stobbe and G. Cornelis van Kooten, 2009. Farmland Conservation in The Netherlands and British Columbia, Canada. Chapter 6 in Multifunctional Rural Land Management: Economics and Policies (pages 105-123) edited by Floor Brouwer and Martijn van der Heide. Oxford, UK: EarthScan.
Articles in Refereed Journals:
- Cotteleer, G. and G.C. van Kooten, 2012. Expert Opinion versus Actual Transaction Evidence in the Valuation of Non-market Amenities, Economic Modelling 29(1): 32-40.
- McWilliam, Michael K., G. Cornelis van Kooten and Curran Crawford, 2012. A Method for Optimizing the Location of Wind Farms, Renewable Energy 48: 287-299.
- Wong, Linda, G. Cornelis van Kooten and Judith A. Clarke, 2012. The Impact of Agriculture on Waterfowl Abundance: Evidence from Panel Data. J of Agricultural and Resource Economics 37(2): 321-334.
- Bogle, T. and G.C. van Kooten, 2012. Why Mountain Pine Beetle exacerbates a Principal-agent relationship: Exploring strategic policy responses to beetle attack in a mixed species forest, Canadian Journal of Forest Research 42(3): 621-630.
- Scorah, H., A. Sopinka and G.C. van Kooten, 2012. The Economics of Storage, Transmission and Drought: Integrating Variable Wind Power into Spatially Separated Electricity Grids. Energy Economics 34(2): 536-541.
- Niquidet, K., B. Stennes and G.C. van Kooten, 2012. Bio-energy from Mountain Pine Beetle Timber and Forest Residuals: The Economics Story, Canadian J of Agricultural Economics 60(2): 195-210.
- van Kooten, G. Cornelis, Patrick Withey and Linda Wong, 2011. Bioeconomic Modelling of Wetlands and Waterfowl in Western Canada: Accounting for Amenity Values, Canadian J of Agricultural Economics 59(2): 167-183.
- Withey, Patrick and G. Cornelis van Kooten, 2011. The Effect of Climate Change on Optimal Wetlands and Waterfowl Management in Western Canada, Ecological Economics 70(4): 798-805.
- Abbott, B. and G.C. van Kooten, 2011. Can Domestication of Wildlife Lead to Conservation? The Economics of Tiger Farming in China. Ecological Economics 70(4): 721-728.
- Pendergast, Shannon M., Judith A. Clarke and G. Cornelis van Kooten, 2011. Corruption, Development and the Curse of Natural Resources, Canadian Journal of Political Science 44(2): 411-437.
- Stobbe, T., A.J. Eagle, G. Cotteleer and G.C. van Kooten, 2011. Farmland Preservation Verdicts - Rezoning Agricultural Land in British Columbia, Canadian J of Agricultural Economics 59(4): 555-572.
- Eiswerth, M.E., S. Yen and G.C. van Kooten, 2011. Factors Determining Awareness and Knowledge of Aquatic Invasive Species, Ecological Economics 70(9): 1672–1679.
- Cotteleer, G., T. Stobbe and G. C. van Kooten, 2011. Bayesian Model Averaging in the Context of Spatial Hedonic Pricing: An Application to Farmland Values, Journal of Regional Science. 51(3): 540-557.
- Boronowski, S., A. Rowe, P. Wild and G.C. van Kooten, 2010. Integration of Wave Power in Hadai Gwaii, Renewable Energy. 35(11): 2415-2421.
- Stennes, B., K. Niquidet and G.C. van Kooten, 2010. Implications of Expanding Bioenergy Production from Wood in British Columbia: An Application of a Regional Wood Fibre Allocation Model, Forest Science. 56(4): 366-378.
- van Kooten, G. C., 2010. Wind Power: The Economic Impact of Intermittency, Letters in Spatial & Resource Sciences 3: 1-17.
- van Kooten, G.C., 2010. Elephants and the Ivory Trade Ban, Current Conservation 3(4): 6-7.
- Eiswerth, Mark E. and G. Cornelis van Kooten, 2010. Balancing Bio-energy Cropping Benefits and Water Quality Impacts: A Dynamic Optimization Approach, Canadian J of Agricultural Economics 58(4): 463-480.
- Stobbe, Tracy, Alison J. Eagle and G. Cornelis van Kooten, 2010. Niche and Direct Marketing in the Rural-Urban Fringe: A Study of the Agricultural Economy in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley, BC Studies: The British Columbian Quarterly 167: 105-134.
- Monahan, Katherine and G. Cornelis van Kooten, 2010. The Economics of Tidal Stream and Wind Power: An Application to Generating Mixes in Canada, Environmental Economics 1(1): 92-101.
ECON 383, Climate Economics
ECON 485, Topics in Economics: Agricultural Economics & Policy
ECON 549, Computational Methods in Economics and Econometrics
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