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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: March 2023.

Recent Publications

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Working Papers

"The river pollution claims problem"
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 22/058
with Yuzhi Yang

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

"Market power in California's water market"
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 21/011
with Fran├žeska Tomori, Harold Houba, Nick Hagerty and Charles Bos

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