Dr Allan Beltran-Hernandez

Dr Allan Beltran-Hernandez

LSE Fellow in Environmental Economics

Department of Geography and Environment

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About me

Allan joined the Department in 2017 as LSE Fellow in Environmental Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics and an MSc (with distinction) in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics from the University of Birmingham, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Econometrics and a BSc in Economics from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

His research interests include environmental valuation, the economics of flooding and the economics of climate change.  His current research projects involve the use of hedonic models for the economic valuation of flood risk including areas such as: flood protection, flood impacts and changes in flood risk perception. He also works on a meta-analysis identifying the capitalisation of flood risk on property prices and a panel cointegration approach to determine the potential impact of a CO2 aviation tax on tourism in Mexico. Allan has also served as a consultant for the United Nations (ECLAC) working on topics related to the economics of climate change and environmental fiscal reform in Latin America.  

Work in progress:

  • "Assessing the economic benefits of structural flood protection: a repeat-sales approach from the English housing market" (with D. Maddison and R. Elliott)
  • "Environmental CO2 tax and tourism expenditure in Mexico: a panel cointegration approach" (with L. Galindo and K. Caballero)
  • "Flooded houses: a flood profile of property prices in England" (with D. Maddison and R. Elliott)  

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Selected publications

Beltrán-Hernandez, Allan. Maddison, David. J R Elliott, Robert (2018). Is Flood Risk Capitalised Into Property Values? Ecological Economics 146, 668-685.