Short bio

Prof. dr. Steven Van Passel is professor Environmental Economics and coordinates the research team EnvEcon at the departement Engineering Management of the University of Antwerp. His research concentrates on the economic and sustainability assessment of clean technology and agricultural systems and on the interaction between economy, technology and ecology. As an environmental economist, he is interested in conceptual and methodological aspects of assessing sustainability, the valuation of environmental and energy technologies and the economic impact of climate change.


Recent papers

Annys, S., Van Passel, S., Dessein, J., Adgo, E., Nyssen, J. 2020. From fast-track implementation to livelihood deterioration: the dam-based Ribb Irrigation and Drainage Project in northwest Ethiopia. Agricultural Systems 184: 102909 (IF: 4.21)

Peeters, M. Compernolle, T., Van Passel, S. 2020. Influence of information provided at the moment of a fire alarm on the choice of exit. Fire Safety Journal (accepted) (IF: 2.30)

Gezahegn, T.W., Van Passel, S., Berhanu, T., D’Haese, M., Maertens, M. 2020. Structural and Institutional Heterogeneity among Agricultural Cooperatives in Ethiopia: Does it Matter for Farmers’ Welfare? Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics (accepted) (IF: 1.19)

Annys, S., Tesfaalem Ghebreyohannes, Enyew Adgo, Van Passel, S., Dessein, J., Nyssen, J. (2020) Small-scale irrigation expansion along the dam-regulated Tekeze River in northern Ethiopia. International Journal of Water Resources Development. (accepted)  (IF: 3.13) 

Van Oijstaeijnen, W., Van Passel, S., Cools, J., Janssens, J., Hugé, J., Berihun, D., Ejigu, N., Nyssen, J. 2020. Farmers’ preferences towards water hyacinth control in Lake Tana: a contingent valuation study. Journal of Great Lakes Research (accepted) (IF: 1.93)

Belgian Environmental Economics Day 2019

The 12th Belgian Environmental Economics Day took place at the University of Antwerp (1 February, 2019) and was organised by Steven Van Passel

PhD course Low-Carbon-Economy 2019

2nd Interdisciplinary PhD expert course "Sustainability assessments for the low-carbon economy" was organised at the University of Antwerp from 10-12 September 2019.

More information can be found on the Low-Carbon-Economy website.