Dr Dan Marsh
Senior Lecturer in Economics
Agriculture; Economics; Environment; Environment Issues; Environmental Policy and Politics
Qualifications: MA Oxon, MSc Reading, PhD Waikato
Contact DetailsEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: +64 7 838 4950
Dan is an environmental economist with over thirty years’ experience in both the public and private sectors. In recent years he has focused on assessing the impact of agriculture on water quality and on the efficiency of alternative policies designed to address this externality. He also works on natural capital and has specialist knowledge of non-market valuation, ecosystem services and the economics of water quality improvement. His work focuses on development of quantitative and multi-disciplinary approaches that allow policy makers to make better investment and policy decisions. Also see his profiles at Google Scholar RePEc Researchgate or ISI
Dan’s research is on economic aspects of environmental decision making, non-market valuation and natural capital. Over the last 6 years he has focused on assessing the impact of agriculture on water quality and on the efficiency of alternative policies designed to address this externality. He has a national reputation in this area and publishes in A* and A ranked journals (ABDC) - Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Ecological Economics, Land Use Policy, Land Economics and Tourism Management. He was project leader on a major research project funded by Dairy New Zealand and addresses conferences, regional councils and other stakeholders and provides advice on policy development.
Dan has been an expert witness in the Environment Court (Horizons One Plan, 2012), before Independent Commissioners in the matter of the Canterbury Land and Water Regional Plan (2013) and at a Resource Consent Hearing relating to the Whangamarino wetland in 2015. Since 2016, he has been developing methods and assisting with policy development in natural capital accounting. He has provided advice to UK’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on this topic and was invited to present to senior staff from the Treasury, Statistics New Zealand and the Ministry for the Environment (NZ).
Matthews, Y., Scarpa, R., & Marsh, D. (2017). Cumulative attraction and spatial dependence in a destination choice model for beach recreation. Tourism Management, 66, 318-328. doi:10.1016/j.tourman.2017.12.009
Matthews, Y., Scarpa, R., & Marsh, D. (2017). Stability of willingness-to-pay for coastal management: A choice experiment across three time periods. Ecological Economics, 138, 64-73. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2017.03.031
Matthews, Y., Scarpa, R., & Marsh, D. (2017). Using virtual environments to improve the realism of choice experiments: A case study about coastal erosion management. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 81, 193-208. doi:10.1016/j.jeem.2016.08.001
Marsh, D. (2016). Valuing nature: A New Zealand perspective. In Valuing Nature Annual Conference 2016. Manchester, UK.
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