Prof. PhD Arild Vatn

Professor of Resource Economics

Arild Vatn is professor at the Department of International Environment and Development Studies at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). He is also leader of the master program in International Environmental Studies. His main expertise is in institutional and ecological economics. Specific fields of experience are: a) Environmental governance and policy processes; b) Policy evaluations regarding environmental resources and pollution issues; c) Environmental valuation. Vatn has been president and vice president of the European Society of Ecological Economics. He has also organized two PhD summer school series: ‚Theory and Methods in Sustainability Research (2006-2009)‘ and Thor Heyerdahl Summer School in Environmental Governance (2011-2014). He was awarded the NMBU research prize in 2002 and the joint EAEPE and AFEE Veblen 150 prize in 2007 for his book ‘Institutions and the Environment’.

Selected Publications

  • Vatn, A., 2015. Environmental Governance. Institutions, Policies and Actions. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Vatn, A., 2015. Markets in environmental governance. From theory to practice. Ecological Economics, 117:225-233.
  • Vatn, A., 2012. Environmental Governance – the Aspect of Coordination. In Brousseau, E., T. Dedeurwaerdere, P.-A. Jouvet and M. Willinger (eds.): Governing Global Envir¬on¬mental Commons: Institutions, Markets, Social Preferences and Political Games. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 31-53.
  • Vatn, A., 2010. An Institutional Analysis of Payments for Environmental Services. Ecological Economics, 69:1245-1252.
  • Vatn, A., 2005. Institutions and the Environment. Cheltenham, Edward Elgar.

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