Dr James Benhin
Associate Professor in Economics in Plymouth Business School
Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)
Teaching and researching in many areas of economics including environmental, resource and development economics.
Director of Studies for several PhD students.
Visiting Lecturer in natural resource economics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Director of FoB PhD Programmes (2015 - 2019).
DPhil (Environmental Economics and Environmental Management), University of York.
MPhil (Economics), University of Ghana
PG Cert. in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Plymouth.
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:
- MAR527/MAR502 Economics, Law and Policy for Marine Renewable
- ACF716SU International Environmental Economics
- EMBA700/MBA711 Global Economic Environment
- MBA702 Economics
Also involved in the following modules:
- ECN3016/ECN390 Environmental and Resource Economics
- ECN3020/ECN303 Economics Project
- STO206/BUS229 Shaping the Future: Creating Sustainable organisations
- PGBS0103 Issues in Finance
- ECN308 Business Management (Graduate Enterprise option)
- ECN109 Interpreting Economic Data
- ECN105 Principles of Economics
- PDP100 Personal Development
Staff serving as external examiners
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.
- Natural resource curse;
- Role of institutions in development;
- Aid, FDI and development;
- Emerging countries.
- Sustainable development.
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).
Key publications are highlightedJournals
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)