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Erik Ansink

I am an Assistant 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 Co-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.

Selected publications and recent papers are listed below. Please email 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 2021.

Selected Publications

Common pool resources with support
with Hans-Peter Weikard
Natural Resource Modeling, 33(1), e12249 (2020)

International environmental agreements with support
with Hans-Peter Weikard and Cees Withagen
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 97, 241-252 (2019)
→ see Spatial Economics blog

Cooperation in watershed management: A field experiment on location, trust, and enforcement
with Abonesh Tesfaye, Jetske Bouma and Roy Brouwer
Resource and Energy Economics 50, 91-104 (2017)

River coalitions and water trade
with Michael Gengenbach and Hans-Peter Weikard
Oxford Economic Papers 69(2), 453-469 (2017)

The economics of violence in natural states
with Bram van Besouw and Bas van Bavel
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 132(A), 139-156 (2016)

Sustainable agreements on stochastic river flow
with Harold Houba
Resource and Energy Economics 44, 92-117 (2016)

Composition properties in the river claims problem
with Hans-Peter Weikard
Social Choice and Welfare 44(4), 807-831 (2015)
→ see E-International Relations summary

The influence of legitimacy perceptions on cooperation: A framed field experiment
with Jetske Bouma, K.J. Joy and Suhas Paranjape
World Development 57(1), 127-137 (2014)

Market power in water markets
with Harold Houba
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 64(2), 237-252 (2012)
→ see Global Water Forum article

Sequential sharing rules for river sharing problems
with Hans-Peter Weikard
Social Choice and Welfare 38(2), 187-210 (2012)


Working Papers

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

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

No clue about bioplastics
with Louise Wijk and Frederiek Zuidmeer
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 19/084
→ Covered by Afval-Online, Financieel Dagblad, and ESB.

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

Crowdfunding public goods: An experiment
with Jetske Bouma, Dominic Hauck, Mark Koetse and Daan van Soest
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 17/119
→ see Milieu article
→ see Spatial Economics blog

Green consumerism with network effects
with Dominic Hauck, Jetske Bouma and Daan van Soest
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 14/150
→ see Landschap article