Faculty of Business and Economics


The Belgian Environmental Economics Day 2019 (BEED) provides an opportunity to researchers in the areas of environmental, resource and ecological economics from universities, university colleges, research institutes and research consultancy firms in Belgium, to present their work. It is an academic meeting open to all interested stakeholders (academics, public servants, consultants, students, …).
BEED aims at making the scientific discipline of environment economics more visible in Belgium. It can be regarded as an intermediate platform between individual researchers and traditional international professional associations.


9h30-9h45: Registration and welcome

9h45-12h10: SESSION 1 (circular economy) chaired by Professor Steven Van Passel

  • The circular economy, international trade, and the sectoral composition of economies
    Juan F. Garcia-Barraga (KU Leuven)
  • Measuring the circular economy - A Multiple Correspondence Analysis of 63 metrics
    Alexej Parchomenko (VITO)
  • Analyzing the Decision to Invest in Recycling: the Role of Demand Uncertainty and the Rebound Effect
    Loïc De Weerdt (University of Antwerp)
  • Economic consequences of consumer repair strategies for electronic household devices
    Jan Brusselaers (VITO)
  • Servitization as a sustainable business model? An economic analysis
    Huan Ha (UCLouvain)
  • Car sharing survey: First insights
    Raïsa Carmen (KU Leuven)

‚Äč12h10-13h: LUNCH offered by the department of Engineering Management and the University of Antwerp

13h-15h: SESSION 2 chaired by Professor Sandra Rousseau

  • Land markets, landslides and social norms: New insights from a discrete choice experiment
    Kewan Mertens (KU Leuven)
  • Effect of environmental and altruistic attitudes on willingness-to-pay for organic and fair trade coffee in Flanders
    Leonard Maaya (KU Leuven)
  • Exploring the future of carbon capture and utilisation by combining an international Delphi study with local scenario development
    Sebastien Lizin (Hasselt University)
  • Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Costs of Production of Diesel and Jet Fuel from Municipal Solid Waste
    Robert Malina (Hasselt University)
  • A conceptual exploration and critical inquiry into the theoretical foundation(s) of measures of economic welfare like the ISEW and GPI.
    Jonas Van der Slycken (Ghent University)

15h-15h30: BREAK

15h30-17h: SESSION 3 chaired by Professor Brent Bleys

  • The impact of policy measures on geothermal energy investments
    Tine Compernolle (University of Antwerp)
  • A first analysis of the market stability reserve in the European emission trading system
    Kenneth Bruninx (KU Leuven)
  • What if commuting has demerit properties?
    Bart Defloor (Ghent University)
  • Optimal policies for the development of electric vehicles
    Stef Proost (KU Leuven)


Steven Van Passel (UAntwerpen), Sandra Rousseau (KU Leuven), Thierry Bréchet (UCL-CORE), Johan Eyckmans (KU Leuven), Robert Malina (UHasselt), Stef Proost (KU Leuven), Brent Bleys (UGent), Frank Venmans (UMONS; LSE), Tom Verbeke (KU Leuven; UGent).


February 1, 2019: 12th Belgian Environmental Economics Day

University of Antwerp, City Campus, Grauwzusters Cloister 
Lange Sint-Annastraat 7
2000 Antwerpen

Participation is free, but registration is mandatory by sending an email to Steven Van Passel (steven.vanpassel@uantwerpen.be) by January 25, 2019.