The research of the Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group (ENR) focuses on the domains of environmental and resource economics to contribute to the understanding of three societal transitions: the energy transition, the transition towards more sustainable and healthy production and consumption, and a transition to more resilient and sustainable socio-ecological systems.

Our research programme seeks to integrate knowledge and insights from natural sciences and technology with economic expertise. By applying economic theory using tools and models such as game theory, econometrics and macro- and microeconomic models, we provide new perspectives on human decision-making in relationship to transitions towards sustainable and healthy consumption and production patterns. Our theoretical and methodological contributions are mainly in the domains of social cost-benefit analysis, institutional design and the development of integrated environmental-economic models.

Our research is conducted within the Wageningen Institute of Environmental and Climate Research (WIMEK) and Wageningen School of Social Sciences (WASS).

Research themes

For on overview of publications, see the publications page. For more information please contact Hans-Peter Weikard.