Teaching and researching in many areas of economics including environmental and resource economics.
Member of the Faculty of Business Research Ethics Committee.
Director of Studies/Supervisor for several PhD students.
Visiting Lecturer in natural resource economics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Qualifications & background
DPhil (Environmental Economics and Environmental Management), University of York
MPhil (Economics), University of Ghana
PG Cert. in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Plymouth University
B.A. (Hons) (Economics), University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Dip. Ed. University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Membership of the:
European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE)
Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS)
African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE)
Roles on external bodies
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Marine Science, Research & Development
Consultant for the African Development Bank (ADB)
Module Leader for:
- MAR502 Economics, Law and Policy for Marine Renewable
- EMBA700/MBA711 Global Economic Environment
- MBA702 Economics
Also involved in the following modules:
- PGBS0103 Issues in Finance
- ECN390 Environmental and Resource Economics
- ECN303 Economics Project
- ECN308 Business Management (Graduate Enterprise option)
- ECN109 Interpreting Economic Datat
- ECN105 Principles of Economics
- BUS229 Shaping the Future: Creating Sustainable organisations
- PDP100 Personal Development
Staff serving as external examiners
External Examiner for PhD thesis (2013), Wageningen University, The Netherlands
External Examiner for PhD thesis (2009), University of Pretoria, South Africa
External Examiner for MSc dissertations, University of Malawi (Bunda Agriculture College), Malawi
Marine resource economics
Economics of climate change and adaptation
Economics of conservation and biodiversity
Macroeconomic policies, trade and the environment
Grants & contracts
2002 - 2006: Regional climate, water and agriculture: impacts on and adaptation of agro-ecological systems in Africa - A case study of South Africa (US$40,000 funded by the GEF/World Bank/TFESSD).
2008 - 2011: Sustainable Development within Famouth Harbour: Environmental and socioeconomic issues (Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Project No. KTP007098) With John Dinwoodie and Sarah Tuck, Plymouth Business School (£97,013).
o Author/Co-Author of Books
Contributing Author, “Estimates of monetary values of ecosystem services”, In: Pushpam, K. (2010) The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity: Ecological and Economic Foundations. London: Earthscan Pub. ISBN: 9781849712125.
Dinar, A., Hassan, R., Mendelsohn, R. and Benhin, J. (eds.) (2008) Climate Change and Agriculture in Africa: Impact Assessment and Adaptation Strategies, London: Earthscan Publication Limited
o Refereed Chapters in Books
Tuck, S., Dinwoodie, J., Knowles, H. and Benhin, J. K. (2011), “Assessing the environmental impact of anchoringcruise liners in Falmouth bay,” In: P. Gibson, A. Papathanassis and P. Milde (eds.), Cruise Sector Challenges: Making Progress in an Uncertain World, Gabler Verlag, Germany, pp. 93 – 106.
Benhin, J.K. and Barbier, E.B. (2000), “Estimating the biodiversity effects of Structural Adjustment in Ghana” In C. Perrings (ed.), The Economics of Biodiversity Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa, Edward Elgar, London, pp. 268-308.
Benhin, J.K. and Barbier, E.B. (2000), “The Structural Adjustment Programme and Deforestation in Ghana” In C. Perrings (ed.), The Economics of Biodiversity Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa, Edward Elgar, London, pp. 225-267.
Benhin, J.K. and Barbier, E.B. (2000). “Forestry, deforestation and biodiversity in Ghana” In C. Perrings (ed.), The Economics of Biodiversity Conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa, Edward Elgar, London, pp. 177-224.
o Refereed Journal Articles
Dinwoodie, J., Tuck, S., Knowles, H. Benhin, J. and Sansom, M. (2012), Sustainable development of maritime operations in ports, Business Strategy and the Environment 21: 111 – 126. doi: 10.1002/bse.718.
Cardoso, A. and Benhin, J. (2011), “Assessing the viability of protecting Columbia Caribbean Coast from sea level rise: An economic valuation approach”, Semestre Económico 14 (29): 13 – 30, ISSN: 0120-6346.
Molua, E.L., Benhin, J., Kabubo-Mariara, J., Ouedraogo, M. & EL-Marsafawy, S. (2010), Global climate change and vulnerability of African agriculture: Implications for resilience and sustained productive capacity, Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 49 (3): 183 -211.
Hassan, R. Hertzler, G and Benhin, J.K.A. (2009), “Depletion of forest resources in Sudan: Intervention Options for optimal control”, Energy Policy 37: 1195 - 1203. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2008.10.049.
Benhin, J.K.A. (2008), “South African crop farming and climate change: An economic assessment of impacts”, Global Environmental Change 18: 666 – 678. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2008.06.03.
Benhin, J.K.A. and Hassan, R.M. (2008), “A dynamic analysis of trade and biodiversity loss in semi-arid Southern Africa: The role of grazing activities”, International Journal of Ecological Economics & Statistics 11 (S08): 31-48.
Kurukulasuriya, P., Mendelsohn, R., Hassan, R., Benhin, J., Deressa, T., Diop, M., Eid, H.M., Fosu, Y.K., Gbetibouo, G., Jain, S., Mahamadou, A., Mano, R., Kabubo-Mariara, J., El-Marsafawy, S., Molua, E., Ouda, S., Ouedraogo, M., Se´ne, I., Maddison, D., Seo, S.N., and A. Dinar (2006), “Will African Agriculture Survive Climate Change?” World Bank Economic Review (WBER) 20 (3): 367-388.
Benhin, J.K.A. (2006), “Agriculture and deforestation in the tropics: A critical theoretical and empirical review”, Ambio 35(1): 9 - 16.
Benhin, J.K.A. and Barbier, E.B. (2004), “Structural Adjustment Programme, deforestation and biodiversity loss in Ghana”, Environmental and Resource Economics 27(3):337 – 366.
White, P.C.L. and Benhin, J.K.A. (2004), “Factors influencing the incidence and scale of bovine tuberculosis in cattle in southwest England”, Preventive Veterinary Medicine 63: 1-7.
Benhin, J.K.A. (2002), “Participation methodology and neoclassical environmental economics: are they substitutes?”Global Ecology and Biogeography 11(2): 183-184.
Benhin, J.K.A. and Barbier, E.B. (2001), “The effects of the Structural Adjustment Programme on deforestation in Ghana”, Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 30(1):66-80
o Discussion Papers
Dinar, A., Hassan, R., Kurukulasuriya, P., Benhin, J. Mendelsohn, R. The Policy Nexus between Agriculture and Climate Change in Africa. A Synthesis of the investigation under the GEF/WB Project, Regional Climate, Water and Agriculture: Impacts on and Adaptation of Agro-Ecological Systems in Africa. CEEPA. Discussion Paper, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA), University of Pretoria, Pretoria.
Benhin, J.K.A. (2006), Climate Change and South African Agriculture: Impacts and Adaptation Options, CEEPA Discussion Paper 21, Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA), University of Pretoria, Pretoria, http://www.ceepa.co.za/docs/CDPNo21.pdf.
o Non-Refereed Proceedings/Transactions
Smit, B. and Benhin, J. (2004), “Tools and methodologies for mainstreaming vulnerability and adaptation to climate change into Sustainable development Planning" www.unep.org/thems/climatechange/PDF/Paper_No.5.pdf
Benhin, J.K.A. (2000), “James Fairhead and Melissa Leach: Reframing deforestation-global analysis and local realities - studies in West Africa, Global Environmental Change Series” (Book Review).
Benhin, J.K.A. and Barbier, E.B. (1999b), A comparative analyses of the effects of structural adjustment on agriculture and on forest cover in Cameroon and in Ghana. Final report for the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).
Benhin, J.K.A. and Barbier, E.B. (1999a), A case study analysis of the effects of Structural Adjustment on Agriculture and on forest cover in Cameroon. Final Report for the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE).
Reports & invited lectures
Visiting lecturer in natural resource economics and management, Collaborative Masters in Agricultural and Applied Economics (CMAAE) for Eastern and Southern Africa regions, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa, August - September., 2007.
Visiting Fellow, Environment Department, University of York, January - September 2007.
Guest Lecturer in the economics of natural resources management, CEEPA Regional Master Degree Program in Environmental Economics and Policy, University of Pretoria, South Africa, July - August 2002.
Other academic activities
Reviewer for the following academic journals:
Ecological Economics, Environment and Development Economics, Land Economics, Journal of Environmental Management, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Eastern Africa Journal of Rural Development, Environmental Conservation, Forest Policy and Economics, International Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, Conservation Letters, Global and Planetary Change.
Project Coordinator, Regional climate, water and agriculture: impacts and adaptation of agro-ecological systems in 11 African countries - a multidiscplinary study, 2002 - 2006 (US$1.3 million funded by the GEF/World Bank/TFESSD)