Gonne Beekman is a behavioural economist at Wageningen Economic Research. Gonnes research focuses on the role behaviour drivers in transition processes within global food systems. Gonne is also specialized in impact evaluations of development interventions – mainly in low and middle income countries. She uses survey data to map production and consumption decisions, and experimental data to elicit risk attitudes and social preferences of individuals, complemented with qualitative methods including focus group discussions.
Currently, Gonne is involved in multiple research projects on transition processes worldwide. She conducts impact evaluation projects in the domains of nutrition and sustainable rural development in international, multidisciplinary research teams, among others commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DFID, and Rainforest Alliance.
Before joining Wageningen Economic Research, she conducted her PhD research at the Development Economics Group at Wageningen University on the role of informal institutions on rural development in Liberia and worked as a post-doctoral researcher on various impact evaluation projects in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has a track-record of academic publications in peer-reviewed journals.