TI would like to welcome and introduce Erik Ansink, who has joined TI as a research fellow.
Erik Ansink is an assistant professor at the Department of Spatial Economics of VU Amsterdam. He defended his PhD thesis on the economics of water allocation in transboundary rivers at Wageningen University in 2009. Subsequently, he worked as a senior researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies at VU Amsterdam, as well as Utrecht University, before joining the Department of Spatial Economics. His research is on coalitions, conflict and institutions in the management and conservation of water, nature and climate, using a variety of research methods including tools and models from game theory, political economy, and experimental economics. He also serves as the managing editor of Water Resources & Economics.
Erik has become a member of TI’s Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics (STEE) research group.