REECAP members

In case you want to get in touch, you can find the list of National Contact points here or REECAP board members here.

The network has grown a lot in the last months. This list is not up to date.

REECAP members in alphabetical order:

Barreiro-Hurlé, Jesús, Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission, Seville, Spain

Jesús Barreiro-Hurlé is senior scientist at the Economics of Agriculture unit of the Joint Research Center of the European Commission. He has more than 20 years' experience in agricultural and environmental economics focusing mainly on farmer and consumer behavior. He has worked for the Spanish National Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA), the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the European Commission. He is the section editor for Agricultural Economics at the Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research (SJAR).

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Bougherara, Douadia, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), Montpellier, France

Douadia Bougherara is a research fellow at the Center for Environmental Economics of Montpellier (CEE-M). She works on agri-environmental policies, eco-labeling schemes, local food supply and on the elicitation of social and risk preferences of farmers and consumers. She mainly uses survey methods (stated choice), experimental economics and field experiments.

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Cerroni, Simone, University of Trento, Trento, Italy

Simone Cerroni's research explores consumers and farmers' behaviour under risk and uncertainty using economic experiments and stated preference survey.

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Colen, Liesbeth, University of Göttingen, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Göttingen, Germany

Liesbeth Colen is a professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development at the University of Göttingen in Germany. She has worked for several years as a researcher at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. Her research topics include the globalization of food systems, food and nutrition security, consumer behavior, and the role of experimental evidence to inform policy making.

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David, Maia, French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) and AgroParisTech, Paris, France

Maia David is an environmental economist who works on the design of agri-environmental policies, biodiversity conservation and ecosystem services, using non-market valuation, discrete choice experiments and field experiments.

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Duvendack, Maren, University of East Anglia, Norwich, United Kingdom

Maren Duvendack has a PhD in development economics from the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK. Her key research areas cover applied micro-econometrics, impact evaluation, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, microfinance, replication and reproduction of quantitative analyses as well as research ethics.

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Engel, Stefanie, Osnabrück University, Institute of Environmental Systems Research (IUSF), Osnabrück, Germany

Stefanie Engel is Alexander von Humboldt-Professor of Environmental Economics. She is leading a research group on Behavioral Economics for the Environment (BEE). Within this group, farmer behavior and policy design for the promotion of more environmentally friendly practices in German and EU agriculture are important focus areas.

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Espinosa Goded, Maria, University of Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain

Maria Espinosa Goded is an agricultural engineer with a PhD in agricultural economics. She has worked during 8 years in the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and currently she is assistant professor in the University of Sevilla. Her research interests are farm-level modelling used for the impact assessment of the CAP and farmer and consumer behaviour to promote environmentally friendly practices using behavioural field experiments and discrete choice experiments.

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Feldman, Paul J., CBEAR, U.S.A.

Paul Feldman is a behavioral economist, interested in how people make choices. His primary interests lie within decision theory. In his research, he explores how agents make choices under risk and time through experiments.

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Ferraro, Paul J., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A.

Paul J. Ferraro is Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Co-director of the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR).

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Fry, Katelynn, University of Delaware, Center for Experimental and Applied Economics, Newark, U.S.A.

Katelynn Fry is the Research Manager for the University of Delaware's Center for Experimental and Applied Economics (CEAE) and is on the Leadership Team of the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Economics (CBEAR).

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Hanley, Nick, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Nicholas Hanley is Professor of Environmental and One Health Economics at the University of Glasgow. Nick is currently working on the design of a range of PES-type mechanisms, such as conservation auctions, payments for outcomes and biodiversity offset markets.

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Hannus, Veronika, Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany

Veronika Hannus currently finalizes her PhD at the Department of Agricultural Production and Resource Economics of the Technical University of Munich and works as manager of the think tank TUMagrar at the World Agricultural Systems Center. Her research is on farmers' acceptance of sustainability management and she is interested in behavioral economics in the field of agri-environmental policies and consumer research, to better understand the decision-making of farmers and consumers for a more effective and efficient design of incentive programs.

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Hoehler, Julia, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Julia Hoehler is an Assistant Professor at the Business Economics Group at Wageningen University. She has experience in framed field experiments with farmers and in discrete choice experiments with consumers.

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Koessler, Ann-Kathrin, Osnabrück University, Institute of Environmental Systems Research (IUSF), Osnabrück, Germany

Ann-Kathrin Koessler is a postdoc and lecturer. As a behavioural scientist, she is interested in understanding the determinants of pro-environmental and public-spirited behaviour. As an economist, she examines which public policy approaches can promote and support such behaviour. Ann-Kathrin has conducted research with resource users, consumers, citizens and university students.

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Kontoleon, Andreas, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Andreas Kontoleon is Professor of Environmental Economics and Public Policy at the University of Cambridge.

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Kuhfuss, Laure, the James Hutton Institute, Dundee, United Kingdom

Laure Kufuss' research focusses the design and evaluation of agri-environmental policies and Payment for Ecosystem Services schemes with insights from behavioural economics. She is an environmental economist at the Social, Economic and Geographical Sciences Group (SEGS) at the James Hutton Institute.

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Laepple, Doris, National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway, Ireland

Doris Laepple is a Lecturer in Economics. Doris is an agricultural economist with a research focus on technology adoption, agricultural extension services and farmer learning, sustainability, animal welfare, as well as productivity and competitiveness.

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Latacz-Lohmann, Uwe, Kiel University, Kiel, Germany

Uwe Latacz-Lohmann is professor of farm management and production economics at Kiel University, Germany, and adjunct professor of agricultural and resource economics at the University of Western Australia. His research focuses on the following topics: agri-environmental contracts, conservation auctions, animal welfare, animal genetic resource conservation, green architecture of the CAP, technology and innovation adoption, organic agriculture and eco-efficiency. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board on Agricultural and Food Policy at the German Federal Ministry for Food and Agriculture (BMEL).

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Lefebvre, Marianne, University of Angers, Angers, France

Marianne Lefebvre is an assistant professor in Economics and her research is focused on agricultural and environmental issues. She has extensive research experience on farmers' decision-making and agricultural policy evaluation, as well as consumers' and citizens' preferences for agricultural products and environmental amenities. Marianne has coordinated research activities in several French and international projects and collaborated with DG AGRI, the JRC and several other EU research institutes.

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Le Velly, Gwenolé, Institut Agro - Montpellier SupAgro / CEE-M, Montpellier, France

Gwenolé Le Velly is a micro-economist and currently lecturer at Montpellier SupAgro (France) and researcher at the Center of Environmental Economics in Montpellier (CEE-M). He works on impact evaluation and his fields of interest are environmental and agricultural economics. His work focuses on public policies for biodiversity conservation and agro-ecological transition.

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Messer, Kent, University of Delaware, Newark, U.S.A.

Kent Messer is Co-director of the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR). His research focuses on behavioral issues in the nexus of agricultural and environmental research.

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Morawetz, Ulrich B., University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), Vienna, Austria

Ulrich B. Morawetz is a Postdoc with research focus on environmental, agricultural and urban economics. He is interested in applying experimental methods to overcome limitations of econometric methods with observational data. Another research focus of Ulrich are valuation methods.

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Paul, Laura, University of Delaware, Newark, U.S.A

Laura A. Paul is a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Experimental and Applied Economics at the University of Delaware and the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research. Her research employs experimental and behavioral economics to investigate agricultural and environmental issues.

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Préget, Raphaële, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), Montpellier, France

Raphaële Préget is a researcher in environmental economics affiliated at the Center for Environmental Economics in Monpellier (CEE-M). She is interested in the design of agri-environmental policies, including innovative agri-environmental contracts, conservation auctions and green nudges. She uses mainly experimental and behavioral approaches.

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Raineau, Yann, GREThA and Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Bordeaux, France

Yann Raineau is a researcher affiliated to GREThA and a senior official at French Department of Agriculture. He is currently in position at Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council as director of VitiREV, a participatory action research programme aiming at implementing sustainable wine growing throughout Nouvelle-Aquitaine area (Bordeaux, Cognac, Bergerac…). Yann holds a PhD in economics from the University of Bordeaux and pursues experimental research on producers’ and consumers’ behaviours understanding.

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Rodriguez-Entrena, Macario, University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain

Macario Rodriguez-Entrena has a background in agricultural economics focused on : sustainability assessment of agricultural systems and provision of public goods and externalities ; analysis of farmers behaviour and preferences and designing of agri-environmental policy instruments and ; modelling of consumer behaviour and designing of agri-food policies.

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Rommel, Jens, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden

Jens Rommel is a Postdoc with experience in the design and analysis of behavioral field experiments with farmers and natural resource users. He has also applied Discrete Choice Experiments in Consumer Research.

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Rousseau, Sandra, CEDON - KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Sandra Rousseau is a professor in environmental economics at the Research Center of Economics and Corporate Sustainability at KU Leuven. Her research interests include the evaluation, design and implementation of environmental policy, policy enforcement, valuation of the environment and nature, circular economy, cost-benefit analysis, economic analysis of environmental law, sustainable food and the role of information in consumer decisions. She has extensive experience in survey-based research regarding consumer behavior and attitudes.

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Sasaki, Hiroki, PRIMAFF, Japan

Hiroki Sasaki is Chief Researcher at the PRIMAFF, Policy Research Institutes, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (PRIMAFF). He has woked several RCTs with behavioral intervention in relation to farmers' climate friendly managements, and sustainable consumption behaviors.

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Sauquet, Alexandre, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), Center for Environmental Economics of Montpellier (CEE-M), France


Alexandre Sauquet is a research fellow at INRAE. His research mainly focuses on the design and micro-econometric evaluation of innovative agri-environmental policies.

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Schulze, Christoph, Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), Müncheberg, Germany

Christoph Schulze is a PhD researcher with experience in non-market valuation techniques, in particular discrete choice experiments. His research focuses on the institutional design of environmental policies.

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Shukla, Pallavi, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S.A.

Pallavi Shukla is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research (CBEAR). Her research in experimental and behavioral economics focuses on issues related to international development, agriculture, and environment.

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Sok, Jaap, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands


Jaap Sok is an assistant researcher at Wageningen University. His research focuses on understanding behaviour in the context of lock-ins that prevent many farmers from transitioning to more sustainable farming systems and practices. He uses a variety of methods to assess which levers and instruments are effective in moving farmers to adopt these transitions. Levers and instruments include: nudging and persuasion, trust and norms, and financial incentives.


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Stenger, Anne, National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), Montpellier, France

Anne Stenger is a Senior Researcher in Environmental Economics at the National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE). She is interested in Environmental Economics, Experimental Economics and Forest Economics.

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Šumrada, Tanja, University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Ljubljiana, Slovenia

Tanja Šumrada is a Researcher and a Teaching Assistant at the University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, where she has been part of the Chair for Agrarian Economics, Policy and Law since 2017. She is interested in the CAP and other EU policies, which impact agricultural ecosystems in Europe. Her research work focuses on the impacts of land use on farmland biodiversity and the effectiveness and efficiency of different policy interventions.

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Tensi, Annika, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, Netherlands

Annika Tensi is a PhD candidate in the Business Economics Group of Wageningen University & Research. She investigates the adoption of sustainable innovations in arable farming, employing methods from behavioural and production economics. The PhD project is part of the EU Horizon2020 project SIMBA (Sustainable Innovation of Microbiome Applications in the Food System).

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Thomas, Fabian, Osnabrück University, Institute of Environmental Systems Research (IUSF), Osnabrück, Germany

Fabian Thomas is a Postdoc at Osnabrück University focusing on behavioral economic aspects of European agricultural policies. He has done field experiments with farmers and is interested in policy-oriented research.

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Thoyer, Sophie, French national research institute for agriculture, Food and the Environment (INRAE), Center for Environmental Economics of Montpellier (CEE-M), France

Sophie Thoyer is the senior researcher at Inrae and adjunct director of the Economics and sociology department of INRAR. She works mostly with experimental and behavioral approaches for the design and evaluation of innovative incentives promoting the take-up of conservation practices by farmers. She also leads an interdisciplinary reseaech program on bioeconomy and circular economy in urban areas. She was chair of the French Association of Rural Economics (SFER) from 2014 to 2019.

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Tyack, Nicholas, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland

Nicholas Tyack is currently a Ph.D. candidate in development economics at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. His dissertation research focuses on the economic value of genetic resources, and he is particularly interested in how farmers experiment with new technologies (such as different crop varieties).

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Veneziani, Mario, University of Parma, Parma, Italy

Mario Veneziani is Assistant Professor in Agricultural Economics at the Department of Economics and Management. He is an expert in agricultural and food economics focusing mainly on the evaluation of agricultural policies, farmer and consumer behaviour, especially preferences for novel food.

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Wang, Scarlett, Business Economics Group, Wageningen University & Research, Wageningen, Netherlands

Scarlett Wang is working on her PhD project (Horizon 2020 MINDSTEP) focusing on how to enrich European agricultural policy support models with a behavioral economics approach, and in particular the voluntary uptake of on-farm greenhouse gas mitigation measures by Dutch farmers.

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Whitten, Stuart, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia

Stuart Whitten has worked on the design, delivery and evaluation of a wide range of environmental markets including the Australian Government's Environmental Stewardship Program and Reef Trust Tender, offset programs in Queensland and NSW, and with NRM groups on reverse auctions. His current research focus is on management of Great Barrier Reef water quality, natural capital and agricultural productivity, and recently, the economics of Queensland Fruit Fly in major production areas across Victoria and South Australia.

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Xie, Lusi, University of Delaware, Newark, U.S.A

Lusi Xie a postdoctoral researcher at Center for Experimental and Applied Economics at the University of Delaware. She works on agri-environmental issues, water scarcity and pollution, as well as wildlife disease management. She mainly uses stated preference surveys, economic experiments, and applied econometrics to model human behavior, test hypotheses, and develop policy recommendations.

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Zagórska, Katarzyna, University of Warsaw, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

Katarzyna Zagórska is a researcher working at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw. She is interested in behavioral aspects of farmers' environmental decisions. She conducted discrete choice experiments on farmers' preferences for agri-environmental practices in projects such as PROVIDE and Contracts2.0. She is currently working on the innovative contract design features of a agri-environmental schemes in the EU.

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