Dr James Benhin
Associate Professor in Economics in Plymouth Business School
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:
- GEES515 Professional Practice in the Environmental Sector
- PGBS0103 Issues in Finance
- ECN3016/ECN390 Environmental and Resource Economics
- ECN3020/ECN303 Economics Project
- ECN2012 Macroeconomics
- STO206/BUS229 Shaping the Future: Creating Sustainable organisations
- ECN308 Business Management (Graduate Enterprise option)
- ECN109 Interpreting Economic Data
- ECN105 Principles of Economics
- PDP100 Personal Development
Staff serving as external examiners
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.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
Islam Abdelbary (PhD - Completed 2019): Governance and economic development in the Arab region: A global perspective. Dr James Benhin (DoS) and Professor Paul Bishop.
Ali H. Elwerfelli (PhD - Completed 2016): The role of oil in economic development: The case of Libya (1970 – 2010). Dr James Benhin (DoS) and Professor Paul Bishop
Ahmed A. S. Alodadi (PhD - Completed 2015): An econometric analysis of oil/non-oil sectors and economic growth in the GCC: Evidence from Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Dr James Benhin (DoS) and Professor Paul Bishop.
Jwan S. Hussein (PhD - Completed 2015): A time series analysis of private and public investment in Iraq’s economic development process (1970 – 2010). Supervised by: Dr James Benhin (DoS) and Professor Paul Bishop.
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
GEF/World Bank Regional climate, water and agriculture: Impacts on and adaptation of agro-ecological systems in Africa, "Understanding and Adapting to Climate Change: What can the World Learn from Africa’s Experience” Zaragoza, Spain, December 2004.
GEF/World Bank Regional climate, water and agriculture: Impacts on and adaptation of agro-ecological systems in Africa, "Training workshop on quality control for country level and regional analyses and reporting", Cairo, Egypt, November 2003.
BioEcon Training Workshop: The Economics of Conservation Biodiversity. A collaborative workshop between the Department of Economics, University College London and the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA), CEEPA, University of Pretoria, South Africa, September 2003.
GEF/World Bank Regional Climate, water and agriculture: Impacts on and adaptation of agro-ecological systems in Africa. "Training workshop on crop response simulation and river basin hydrology modelling." Accra, Ghana, June 2003.
GEF/World Bank Regional Climate, water and agriculture: Impacts on and adaptation of agro-ecological systems in Africa. “Launching and Training workshop on unified methodologies and data collection needs.” Cape Town, South Africa, December 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)