Prof Frans P de Vries
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University of Stirling
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1786 467485
Fax: +44 (0)1786 467469

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Frans de Vries is Professor of Environmental Economics and currently Head of the Economics Division in the University of Stirling Management School. He has a broad interest in environmental and resource economics. Recently he led the project Designing Markets for Ecosystem Services Delivery (Eco-Delivery), funded by the European Investment Bank. He has acted as a consultant for the OECD Environment Directorate on Environmental Policy and Technological Innovation, the UK Department for International Development (DFID), and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).

Research Interests:
Environmental and Resource Economics, Energy Economics, Economics of Technological Change 

Research Grants:
  • Evaluation of Policy Instruments to Stimulate Eco-Innovations (co-PI; with K. Rennings, D. Römer, B. Dijkstra), Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), (EUR 56k), 2013-14.
  • Designing Markets for Ecosystem Services Delivery (Eco-Delivery) (PI and project leader), European Investment Bank (EUR 300k), 2010-13.

Selected Commissioned Work:
  • An Economic Assessment of Waste Crime Enforcement in Scotland, Report prepared for the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Co-author: K. Simpson, December 2014.
  • Characterising Livestock System Zoonoses Hotspots, Report prepared for UK Department for International Development (DFID), Co-authors: A. Kleczkowski, A. Breed, L. Matthews, D. Thronicker, April 2011.

Research Visits:

  • Purdue University, Department of Economics, Krannert School of Management, Visiting Scholar, May 2011, May 2016
  • Indiana University Bloomington, Ostrom Workshop, Visiting Scholar, April 2016
  • Syracuse University, Center for Policy Research, Visiting Scholar, April 2015
  • Australian National University, Crawford School of Public Policy, Visiting Scholar, March 2014
  • Luleå University of Technology, Visiting Professor, May-July 2013.
  • University of Victoria, Department of Economics, Visiting Scholar, June 2011


Employment History:

Activities :
Event/Presentation: 14th Annual BIOECON Conference: Resource Economics, Biodiversity Conservation and Development
18/09/2012 - 20/09/2012
Event/Presentation: 2nd Eco-Delivery International Workshop: Designing PES Schemes and Markets for Ecosystem Services
Stirling Management School
06/07/2012 - 06/07/2012
Event/Presentation: International Forum: Towards Global Agreements on Environmental Protection and Sustainability: Frontiers of Future Economic Research
13/04/2011 - 15/04/2011
Event/Presentation: Fourth SIRE Environmental and Energy Economics Workshop
03/03/2010 - 03/03/2010
Event/Presentation: Seminar on Investing in Environmental Markets
Event/Presentation: Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture, and Innovation Meeting
Event/Presentation: 12th International BIOECON Conference on From the Wealth of Nations to the Wealth of Nature: Rethinking Economic Growth
27/09/2010 - 28/09/2010
Event/Presentation: Fourth World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists
28/06/2010 - 02/07/2010
Event/Presentation: International Workshop on Wetlands Management, Economics and Policy
13/01/2010 - 15/01/2010
Event/Presentation: 19th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
27/06/2012 - 30/06/2012