Prof. Dr. M.W. Hofkes

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school of business & economics ( ruimtelijke economie )
Full Professor

Brief resumé

Marjan Hofkes is full professor of Environmental Economics at VU University Amsterdam (Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM)). Over the period 2002 till 2009 she was head of the department of Environmental Economics of IVM. In that capacity she had direct management responsibility for about 20 research staff, mainly economists. In 2004 she was acting director and chair of the management board of the same institute. Over the period 2004 till 2009 she was deputy director of IVM. Previously she was a policy advisor of the Minister of Finance.

Marjan has extensive research and research management experience across a number of fields, including economic modelling, economic growth, endogenous technology and transitions, labour market economics and income policy, ranging from pure academic to policy supporting research. In 1991 she received her PhD in mathematical economics. Her more recent work has been concerned with the economics of sustainable development, environment-economy trade-offs and economic effects of floods. She has published in Resource and Energy Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Journal of Regional Science,Ecological Economics,Economic Modelling, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, Energy Policy,De Economist,The International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management, Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Research interest

Economic Modelling, Environmental Economics, Environment-Economy Trade-off, Green Accounting, Sustainable Economic Development, Economic Effects of Floods.


Curriculum Vitae

Selected publications

Husby, T.G., Groot, H.L.F. de, Hofkes, M.W., Droes, M.I., 2014, Do floods have permanent effects? Evidence from the Netherlands. Journal of Regional Science, forthcoming.

Safarzynska, K., Brouwer, R. & Hofkes, M.W., 2013, Evolutionary modelling of the macro-economic impacts of catastrophic flood events. Ecological Economics,88, 108-118.

Dekker, T., Brouwer, R., Hofkes, M. & Moeltner, K. (2011). The effect of risk context on the value of statistical life: a Bayesian meta-model. Environmental and Resource Economics, 49(4), 597-624. empty 

Kuik, O. & Hofkes, M. (2010). Border adjustment for European emissions trading: competitiveness and carbon leakage, Energy Policy, 38(4), 1741‑1748.

Brouwer, R. & Hofkes, M (2008). Integrated hydro-economic modelling: Approaches, key issues and future research directions. Special Issue Ecological Economics. Integrated River Basin Modelling for Effective and Sustainable Water Management. Ecological Economics, 16‑22.

Brouwer, R., Hofkes, M. & Linderhof, V. (2008). General equilibrium modelling of the direct and indirect economic impacts of water quality improvements in the Netherlands at national and river basin scale. Special Issue Ecological Economics Integrated River Basin Modelling for Effective and Sustainable Water Management. Ecological Economics, 127‑140.

Gerlagh, R., Dellink, R.B., Hofkes, M.W. & Verbruggen, H. (2002). A measure of sustainable national income for the Netherlands. Ecological Economics, 41, 157‑174.

Hofkes, M.W. (2001). Environmental Policies: short term versus long term effects. Environmental and Resource Economics, 20, 1‑26.

Bouman, M., Gautier, P.A. & Hofkes, M.W. (2000). Do firms time their pollution abatement investments optimally?De Economist, 148, 71‑86. (Hennipman Award 2001).

van den Bergh, J.C.J.M. & Hofkes, M.W. (Eds.) (1998). Theory and Implementation of Economic Models for Sustainable Development. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Hofkes, M.W. (1996). Modelling Sustainable Development: an economy-ecology integrated model, Economic Modelling, 13, 333‑353.

Hofkes, M.W. (1990), A simplicial algorithm to solve the non-linear complementarity problem on Sn x Rm+. Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 67, 551‑565. empty(doi: 10.1007/BF00939649)

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