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Gunnar Köhlin

Vice director

Environment for
Development
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 600
40530 Göteborg

SENIOR LECTURER

Department of
Economics
Fax
+46 31-786 10 43
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Room number
D608
Postal address
Box 645
40530 Göteborg

About Gunnar Köhlin

As co-founder of the Environemntal Economics Unit (EEU) I have now spent 20 years working with applications of environmental economics in developing countries. I am currently director of the Environment for Development initiative (EfD), which contributes to poverty alleviation and sustainable development through increased use of environmental economics in developing countries. My research interests focus on environmental resources, development economics and in particular the interface between the two. Methodologically I have a focus on non-market valuation techniques, household production models and broad reviews of existing literature. The applications have been focusing on evaluation of forest interventions in India and Ethiopia. This interest led to a series of papers on domestic energy demand, particularly focusing on India. Currently, my research is focusing on sustainable natural resource management in Africa, particularly adoption of soil conservation and the impacts on productivity in Ethiopia.

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Research areas

  • management of natural resources in developing countries
  • environmental valuation
  • impact evaluation
  • energy economics
  • sustainable development

Teaching areas

  • Environmental valuation
  • Natural resource management
  • Cost Benefit Analysis

Selected publications

Woodfuels, livelihoods and policy interventions
Arnold, J.E. Michael, Köhlin, Gunnar, Arnold, M., Persson, R.
World Development, 34:3, s. 596-611, 2006

Estimating the Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture in Low-Income Countries
Di Falco, S., Yesuf, Mahmud, Köhlin, Gunnar, Ringler, C.
Environmental & Resource Economics, 52:4, s. 457-478, 2012

Adoption and disadoption of electric cookstoves in urban Ethiopia
Alem, Yonas, Hassen, Sied, Köhlin, Gunnar
Resources and Energy Economics, 38, s. 110-124, 2014

Fuelwood, Forests and Community Management - Evidence from household studies
Cooke-St. Clair, P.C., Köhlin, Gunnar, Hyde, William F.
Environment and Development Economics, 13, s. 103-135, 2008