Website of G. Cornelis van Kooten, Professor of Economics and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Studies and Climate in the Department of Economics, University of Victoria, Canada. I am responsible for the Resource Economics and Policy Analysis (REPA) Research Group that consists of graduate students and affiliated researchers who are interested in applying economic analysis to issues in agriculture, forestry, energy and natural resources more broadly. 

My citations (list of publications): Google Scholar Page 
My rankings (all time and last 10 years): RePEc Ideas Canada (details)
ResearchGate link; web of science link
REPA working papers (listing & ranking). My book on Climate Change (Springer 2013).
My book with Erwin Bulte, The Economics of Nature, is free to download (I own copyright).

Canada’s utter failure to help Europe’s energy security while failing to collect huge rents that could help alleviate the health care crisis (a sober analysis by a former finance minister)
Interesting article: How Power has Poisoned Academia (here) and scientific fraud
Wokeness and private companies: Companies need to focus on profits, not social agendas
Comments by Dutch legal philosopher on culture and Dutch Nitrogen Policy and farmers.
How the West was lost.

Origins of wildfire (recent Canadian fires). Excellent explanation of Artificial Intelligence (chatGPT)

Latest articles (open access):
Accounting for post‐harvest carbon storehouses (CJAE).
Calibrating an Electricity Grid Model.
Mystery of Lumber Price Movements: Covid-19 and Atmospheric Rivers.


Rather than blogging, I sometimes post commentaries on a variety of topics. Just click here

Contact information

Department of Economics
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, Stn CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

Courier address:
Business & Economics Bldg. 360
3800 Finnerty Rd (Ring Rd)
Victoria, BC V8P 5C2

(250) 721.8539 (voice)
(250) 418.1644 (cell)

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