Steven Van Passel

Associate Professor Environmental Economics

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About Steven Van Passel

It is my personal aspiration to inspire people to change towards sustainability. I fulfill my aspiration by doing research on environmental economic choices, by educating students, scholars, policy makers and entrepreneurs and by cooperating in an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary way.  I teach environmental and energy economics at master student level and I supervise several PhD students.

As ecological and environmental economist, I aim to develop integrated assessments of environmental economic choices by sound scientific analysis to support decision makers and to reduce uncertainty. Uncertainty is one of the key-issues in relation to transitions.

I study different socio-technical systems that provide social needs and value within our ecosystems. Essential is the identification and valuation of ecosystem services (withdrawals from the ecosystems by our socio-technical systems) and environmental externalities (deposits, emissions and pollution of our socio-technical systems). Evidence-based research with both monetary and non-monetary valuation can support decision makers. Moreover, the integration (visual, numerical) of different sustainability aspects considering structures, culture and practices can identify trade-offs and co-benefits.

I have experience with the analysis of different socio-technical systems (agriculture and food, consumption and production (including materials) and energy). I work on the economic and sustainability assessment of environmental technology, agricultural and energy systems and on the interaction between economy, technology and ecology. 

Contact

Stadscampus
Prinsstraat 13
S.B.124
2000 Antwerpen
Belgiƫ
Tel. 032654895
steven.vanpassel@uantwerpen.be