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Erik Ansink

I am an Associate Professor at the School of Business & Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, a research Fellow at the Tinbergen Institute, and a faculty member at Amsterdam University College. I also organize #SWELL (Seminar in Water Economics onLLine) and I am the Editor-in-Chief of Water Resources & Economics.

My research is on cooperation and conflict in the management and conservation of water, nature and climate. I use a variety of research methods including tools and models from game theory, political economy, and experimental economics.

I teach both at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College. Courses include "Introduction to Economics", "Environmental Economics", "Economics of Environmental Policy Instrument Design", and "Grand Challenges for Sustainability".

Contact me:
VU Main Building, Office 9A-92 [route description]

Recent publications and working papers are listed below. Please contact me if you do not have access. Download my publication list or see my Google Scholar page for a complete overview of my publications.

Last update: August 2023.

Recent Publications

"Market power in California's water market"
with Fran├žeska Tomori, Harold Houba, Nick Hagerty and Charles Bos
American Journal of Agricultural Economics, conditionally accepted
[Ungated version]

"Crowdfunding conservation (and other public goods)"
with Jetske Bouma, Dominic Hauck, Mark Koetse and Daan van Soest
Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2022
[Published version] [Ungated version] [Replication files]

"No clue about bioplastics"
with Louise Wijk and Frederiek Zuidmeer
Ecological Economics, 2022
[Published version] [Ungated version]

"Common pool resources with support"
with Hans-Peter Weikard
Natural Resource Modeling, 2020
[Published version] [Ungated version]

"International environmental agreements with support"
with Hans-Peter Weikard and Cees Withagen
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 2019
[Published version] [Ungated version]

"Cooperation in watershed management: A field experiment on location, trust, and enforcement"
with Abonesh Tesfaye, Jetske Bouma and Roy Brouwer
Resource and Energy Economics, 2017
[Published version]

"River coalitions and water trade"
with Michael Gengenbach and Hans-Peter Weikard
Oxford Economic Papers, 2017
[Published version] [Ungated version]


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Working Papers

"Agreeing on public goods or bads"
with Hans-Peter Weikard
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 23/057

"How to pollute a river if you must"
with Yuzhi Yang and Jens Gudmundsson
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 23/036

"Technology vs information to promote conservation: Evidence from water audits"
with Carmine Ornaghi and Mirco Tonin
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 21/014

"Conservation auctions, collusion and the endowment effect"
with Justin Dijk and Daan van Soest
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 18/093