Frans de Vries is Professor of Environmental Economics in the Division of Economics of the University of Stirling Management School. His current research focuses on the design and functioning of market-based environmental policy mechanisms, including emissions trading and price controls, conservation procurement auctions, and biodiversity offset markets. Another focal point of his research relates to the interaction between environmental policy and technological innovation. He has been a consultant for the OECD Environment Directorate and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
Needham K, de Vries FP, Armsworth PR & Hanley N (2019) Designing Markets for Biodiversity Offsets: Lessons from Tradable Pollution Permits. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56 (6), pp. 1429-1435. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13372
Cason TN & de Vries F (2019) Dynamic Efficiency in Experimental Emissions Trading Markets with Investment Uncertainty. Environmental and Resource Economics, 73 (1), pp. 1-31. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10640-018-0247-7
Ball C, Burt G, de Vries F & MacEachern E (2018) How environmental protection agencies can promote eco-innovation: The prospect of voluntary reciprocal legitimacy. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 129, pp. 242-253. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2017.11.004
Banerjee S, Cason T, de Vries F & Hanley N (2017) Transaction Costs, Communication and Spatial Coordination in Payment for Ecosystem Services Schemes. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 83, pp. 68-89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeem.2016.12.005
de Vries F & Hanley N (2016) Incentive-Based Policy Design for Pollution Control and Biodiversity Conservation: A Review. Environmental and Resource Economics, 63 (4), pp. 687-702. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10640-015-9996-8
de Vries F & Tabner I (2015) Why falling oil prices should not undermine investment in green energy. The Conversation. 12.05.2015. https://theconversation.com/why-falling-oil-prices-should-not-undermine-investment-in-green-energy-36420
de Vries F, Dijkstra BR & McGinty M (2014) On Emissions Trading and Market Structure: Cap-and-Trade versus Intensity Standards. Environmental and Resource Economics, 58 (4), pp. 665-682. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10640-013-9715-2
Banerjee S, de Vries F, Hanley N & van Soest D (2014) The impact of information provision on agglomeration bonus performance: An experimental study on local networks. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 96 (4), pp. 1009-1029. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajae/aau048
Nentjes A, Dijkstra BR & de Vries F (2013) A Market-Based Design for International Environmental Agreements. In: Dinar A A & Rapoport A (eds.) Analyzing Global Environmental Issues: Theoretical and Experimental Applications and their Policy Implications. Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics, 39. London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge), pp. 233-248. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415627184/
Kleczkowski A, Ellis C, Goulson D, de Vries F & Hanley N (2013) Ecological-economic modelling of interactions between wild and commercial bees and pesticide use. Stirling Economics Discussion Paper, 2013-10.
de Vries F, Nentjes A & Odam N (2012) Voluntary Environmental Agreements: Lessons on Effectiveness, Efficiency and Spillover Potential. International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, 6 (2), pp. 119-152. https://doi.org/10.1561/101.00000049
Kleczkowski A, Breed AC, Matthews L, Thronicker D & de Vries F (2012) Characterising Livestock System Zoonoses Hotspots. Department for International Development (DFID). University of Stirling. http://www.dfid.gov.uk/r4d/Output/188950/Default.aspx
Montagnoli A & de Vries F (2010) Carbon trading thickness and market efficiency. Energy Economics, 32 (6), pp. 1331-1336. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01409883; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eneco.2010.04.001
de Vries F, Grevers W & Woerdman E (2009) Tactical Responses of Producers to Innovation Policy: Transitions in Need of Governance. In: Prinz A, Steenge A & Isegrei N (eds.) New Technologies, Networks and Governance Structures. First ed. Wirtschaft: Forschung und Wissenschaft, 24. Lit Verlag.
McGinty M & de Vries F (2009) Technology Diffusion, Product Differentiation and Environmental Subsidies. BE Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 9 (1), pp. 1-25. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ecn&AN=1023401&site=ehost-live;http://www.bepress.com/bejeap/topics/; https://doi.org/10.2202/1935-1682.2099
de Vries F & Medhi N (2008) Environmental Regulation and International Innovation in Automotive Emissions Control Technologies. In: OECD (ed.) Environmental Policy, Technological Innovation and Patents. First ed. OECD Studies on Environmental Innovation. Paris, France: OECD Publishing, pp. 63-105.
de Vries F (2007) Market structure and technology diffusion incentives under emission taxes and emission reduction subsidies. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE), 163 (2), pp. 256-268. https://doi.org/10.1628/093245607781261388
Dijkstra BR & de Vries F (2006) Location choice by households and polluting firms: An evolutionary approach. European Economic Review, 50 (2), pp. 425-446. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euroecorev.2004.09.006
Rouwendal J & de Vries F (1999) Short term reactions to changes in fuel prices - a panel data analysis. International Journal of Transport Economics / Rivista Internazionale di Economia dei Trasporti, 26 (3), pp. 331-350. http://trid.trb.org/view.aspx?id=639824