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Researcher

Steven VAN PASSEL

  • Research interest  (University of Antwerp):(i) Techno-economic assessments (TEA) of emerging green/clean environmental & energy technologies; prospective assessments towards a sustainable and/or circular economy(ii) Sustainability assessments; integration of environmental aspects with techno-economic assessments; sustainable value approach; sustainability indicators(iii) Environmental valuation of climate change (adaptation): Ricardian method to assess the economic impact of climate change on agriculture(iv) Environmental valuation of resource use and ecosystem services: stated preferences (discrete choice experiments; contingent valuation) and revealed preferences (hedonic pricing) I developed and applied the sustainable value approach to assess farm performance. I also developed systemic techno-economic assessments (TEA) of several clean technologies and I realized the integration of environmental aspects with techno-economic assessments. Furthermore, I applied and developed both revealed (hedonic pricing method) and stated preferences methods (discrete choice modeling). I measured the economic impact of climate change on agriculture using a continental scale Ricardian method and I study the economic benefits of climate change adaptation in agriculture.
  • Disciplines  (Hasselt University):Agricultural and natural resource economics, environmental and ecological economics
  • Disciplines  (University of Antwerp):Ecosystem services, Environmental impact and risk assessment, Environmental management, Agricultural and natural resource economics, environmental and ecological economics, Household behaviour and family organisations, Micro-based behavioural economics
  • Research techniques  (University of Antwerp):(i) Techno-economic assessment (TEA)(ii) Life cycle costing (LCC)(iii) Life cycle analysis (LCA)(iv) Multi-criteria analysis (MCA)(v) Ricardian method(vi) Hedonic pricing(vii) Discrete choice experiments(viii) Contingent valuation(ix) Cost-benefit analysis (CBA)(x) Indicator analysis
  • Users of research expertise  (University of Antwerp):(i) Policy makers(ii) Technology developers and providers(iii) Technology users(iv) Farmers(v) Researchers