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Resource economics and environmental policy research

Explore our work in resource economics and environmental policy research, 1 of our 4 areas of research expertise in Economics


The growing demand for food and energy is putting increasing pressure on the planet's natural resources and ecosystems. Our resource economics and environmental policy research identifies the economic, social and legal factors that influence the preservation and sustainability of aquatic ecosystems and natural resources. We also help define ocean resource management policies and analyse energy policy and trade in Middle Eastern countries.

Research

Our research influences economic, trade and energy policies across the world. We're involved in several collaborative research projects with stakeholders including non-governmental organisations (NGOs); policy makers and governments in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Pacific and South America; international bodies such as the European Union, United Nations (UN), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the World Bank; and a wide range of stakeholders including fishermen, environmentalists, and scientists.

Partnerships and collaborations

We're building a partnership with the Advisory Committee on the Protection of the Sea (ACOPS), which has resulted in 5 early career researchers of the Centre for Blue Governance engaging in the international policy forum e.g. the International Maritime Organisation. 

We are also building partnerships with the Ocean University of China in Qingdao, the African Union (AU), the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

 

Project highlights

  • We're working on an EU funded project, “Innovative Fishing Gear for Ocean” (INdIGO), which aims to reduce the amount of plastic in the Channel area through the development of biodegradable fishing gear.
  • We're the lead partner in the EU funded project “Marine Coastal Ecosystems Biodiversity and Services in a Changing World” (MaCoBioS), to ensure efficient and integrated management and conservation strategies for European marine coastal ecosystems to face climate change.
  • We're involved in research with the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) to econometrically model energy demand and relative energy efficiency in Saudi Arabia to guide Government energy policy.
  • In the EU-funded project “Paradigm for New Dynamic Oceanic Resource Assessments” (PANDORA)  our aim is to enhance the sustainability of fishing in European waters by improving the assessment and management of fish stocks.

Publication highlights

Discover our areas of expertise

Resource economics and environmental policy is 1 of our 4 areas of expertise in our Economics research area – explore the others below.

Research groups

We're researching how to find environmentally friendly and economic production solutions for the recovery of unconventional oil resources using enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methods.

We aim to meet the holistic and multi-disciplinary research needed to inform blue governance mechanisms. We takes a more expansive view of Blue Economy to encompass marine and freshwater systems and conceptualises them as development spaces.
We're undertaking research that helps governments, organisations, individuals, and society adapt to the evolving national and international financial landscape.

Our members

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Professor Pierre Failler

  • Job Title Professor of Economics
  • Email Address pierre.failler@port.ac.uk
  • Department Economics and Finance
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr Michail Filippidis

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Dr Ben Drakeford

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer of Economics and Finance
  • Email Address Ben.Drakeford@port.ac.uk
  • Department Economics and Finance
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Professor Lester Hunt

  • Job Title Professor of Economics
  • Email Address Lester.Hunt@port.ac.uk
  • Department Economics and Finance
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr Paraskevas Kipouros

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Dr Scott Mahadeo

  • Job Title Senior Lecturer
  • Email Address scott.mahadeo@port.ac.uk
  • Department Economics and Finance
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
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Professor Andy Thorpe

  • Job Title Professor of Development Economics | Interim Associate PVC (Research, Innovation and External Relations)
  • Email Address Andy.Thorpe@port.ac.uk
  • Department Portsmouth Business School
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Mr Ewan Tregarot

  • Job Title Research Fellow in Economics and Finance
  • Email Address ewan.tregarot@port.ac.uk
  • Department Economics and Finance
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
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Dr Elhadj Deme

  • Job Title Research Associate in Economics and Finance
  • Email Address Bara.Deme@port.ac.uk
  • Department Economics and Finance
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
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Professor Shabbar Jaffry

  • Job Title Professor of Economics and Finance
  • Email Address Shabbar.Jaffry@port.ac.uk
  • Department Economics and Finance
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
  • PhD Supervisor PhD Supervisor
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Dr Negar Akbari

  • Job Title Lecturer
  • Email Address negar.akbari@port.ac.uk
  • Department Economics and Finance
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
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Miss Antaya Lauren Alexandra March

  • Job Title Senior Research Associate
  • Email Address Antaya.March@port.ac.uk
  • Department School of the Environment Geography and Geosciences
  • Faculty Faculty of Science and Health
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Dr Cindy Caroline Cornet

  • Job Title Research Fellow
  • Email Address Cindy.Cornet@port.ac.uk
  • Department Economics and Finance
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law
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Dr Louisa Wood

  • Job Title Research Fellow with the Centre for Blue Governance
  • Email Address louisa.wood@port.ac.uk
  • Department Economics and Finance
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law

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