Frans de Vries is professor in the Economics Division of the University of Stirling Management School. He has a broad interest in environmental, resource and energy economics. Current work emphasizes designing and experimentally test-bedding environmental markets and other environmental policy mechanisms. He has been a consultant for the OECD Environment Directorate on Environmental Policy and Technological Innovation, and the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA).
On sabbatical leave: 1 July 2017 - 30 June 2018
Environmental and Resource Economics Economics of Technological Change Energy Economics
Recent Research Grants:
Evaluation of Policy Instruments to Stimulate Eco-Innovations (PI; with K. Rennings, D. Römer, B. Dijkstra), Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), (EUR 56k), 2013-14.
Designing Markets for Ecosystem Services Delivery (Eco-Delivery) (PI; with N. Hanley and A. Kleczkowski), European Investment Bank (EUR 300k), 2010-13.
Selected Commissioned Work:
An Economic Assessment of Waste Crime Enforcement in Scotland, Report prepared for the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), Co-author: K. Simpson, December 2014.
Characterising Livestock System Zoonoses Hotspots, Report prepared for UK Department for International Development (DFID), Co-authors: A. Kleczkowski, A. Breed, L. Matthews, D. Thronicker, April 2011.
University of Waikato, Department of Economics, Waikato Management School, Visiting Professor, August-September 2017
Purdue University, Department of Economics, Krannert School of Management, Visiting Scholar, May 2011, May 2016
Indiana University Bloomington, Ostrom Workshop, Visiting Scholar, April 2016
Syracuse University, Center for Policy Research, Visiting Scholar, April 2015
Australian National University, Crawford School of Public Policy, Visiting Scholar, March 2014
Luleå University of Technology, Visiting Professor, May-July 2013.
University of Victoria (Canada), Department of Economics, Visiting Scholar, June 2011