Groom, Ben

Dr Ben Groom  

Department

Position held

Associate Professor in Environment and Development Economics

 

Experience keywords:

Applied Econometrics; Intergenerational Equity, Social Discounting and Cost Benefit Analysis; Payments for Environmental Services, Biodiversity Conservation; The Impact of Agricultural Technology in Developing Countries; Water and Groundwater Economics

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Consultancy; Environment; Policy and Regulatory Bodies

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Bolivia: Payments for Ecosystem Services.; China: Water Resource Management and Payments for Ecosystem Services; OECD: Social Discounting and Intergenerational Equity; Pakistan: Climate Adaptation; West Africa [Nigeria, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia]: Impact of NERICAS

Languages:

Spanish [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7852 3778

LSE email:

b.groom@lse.ac.uk

Publications

2017

Andersen, Lykke E. and Groom, Ben and Killick, Evan and Ledezma, Juan Carlos and Palmer, Charles and Weinhold, Diana (2017) Modelling land use, deforestation, and policy: a hybrid optimisation-heterogeneous agent model with application to the Bolivian Amazon Ecological Economics, 135. 76-90. ISSN 0921-8009

2016

Freeman, Mark C. and Groom, Ben (2016) How certain are we about the certainty-equivalent longterm social discount rate? Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 79. 152-168. ISSN 0095-0696

Dietz, Simon and Groom, Ben and Pizer, William A. (2016) Weighing the costs and benefits of climate change to our children The Future of Children, 26 (1). 133-155. ISSN 1550-1558

2015

Freeman, Mark and Groom, Ben and Zechauser, Richard (2015) Refining the climate science will be essential for firms’ ability to adapt to global warming LSE Business Review (2 Dec 2015) Blog entry

Freeman, Mark C. and Groom, Ben (2015) Positively gamma discounting: combining the opinions of experts on the social discount rate The Economic Journal, 125 (585). 1015-1024. ISSN 1468-0297

Freeman, Mark C. and Groom, Ben and Zeckhauser, Richard J. (2015) Better predictions, better allocations: scientific advances and adaptation to climate change Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 373 (2055). ISSN 1364-503X

Freeman, Mark C. and Groom, Ben and Panopoulou, Ekaterini and Pantelidis, Theologos (2015) Declining discount rates and the Fisher Effect: inflated past, discounted future? Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 73. 32-49. ISSN 0095-0696

2014

Cropper, Maureen L. and Freeman, Mark C. and Groom, Ben and Pizer, William A. (2014) Declining discount rates American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 104 (5). 538-543. ISSN 0002-8282

Groom, Ben and Palmer, Charles (2014) Relaxing constraints as a conservation policy Environment and Development Economics, 19 (4). 502-528. ISSN 1355-770X

Freeman, Mark C. and Groom, Ben (2014) Using equity premium survey data to estimate future wealth Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, 45 (4). 665-963. ISSN 0924-865X

Arrow, K. J. and Cropper, M. L. and Gollier, C. and Groom, B. and Heal, G. M. and Newell, R. G. and Nordhaus, W. D. and Pindyck, R. S. and Pizer, W. A. and Portney, P. R. and Sterner, T. and Tol, R. S. J. and Weitzman, M. L. (2014) Should governments use a declining discount rate in project analysis? Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 8 (2). 145-163. ISSN 1750-6824

2013

Arrow, K. and Cropper, M. and Gollier, C. and Groom, B. and Heal, G. and Newell, R. and Nordhaus, W. and Pindyck, R. and Pizer, W. and Portney, P. and Sterner, T. and Tol, R. S. J. and Weitzman, M. (2013) Determining benefits and costs for future generations Science, 341 (6144). 349-350. ISSN 0036-8075

Gollier, C. and Groom, Ben (2013) Pricing the planet's future: the economics of discounting in an uncertain world Journal of Economic Literature, 51 (3). 894-897. ISSN 0022-0515

Freeman, Mark C. and Groom, Ben (2013) Biodiversity valuation and the discount rate problem Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 26 (5). 715-745. ISSN 0951-3574

2012

Groom, Ben and Palmer, Charles (2012) REDD+ and rural livelihoods Biological Conservation, 154. 42-52. ISSN 0006-3207

Swanson, Tim and Groom, Ben (2012) Regulating global biodiversity: what is the problem? Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 28 (1). 114-138. ISSN 0266-903X

2011

Gatti, Rupert and Goeschl, Timo and Groom, Ben and Swanson, Timothy (2011) The biodiversity bargaining problem Environmental and Resource Economics, 48 (4). 609-628. ISSN 0924-6460

2010

Groom, Ben and Palmer, Charles (2010) Cost-effective provision of environmental services: the role of relaxing market constraints Environment and Development Economics, 15 (2). 219-240. ISSN 1355-770X

Groom, Ben and Grosjean, Pauline and Kontoleon, Andreas and Swanson, Timothy and Zhang, Shiqiu (2010) Relaxing rural constraints: a 'win-win' policy for poverty and environment in China? Oxford Economic Papers, 62 (1). 132-156. ISSN 0030-7653

2009

Groom, Ben and Palmer, Charles (2009) Environmental services and poverty alleviation: either, or, or both? Discussion paper series, 46.2009. Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

2008

Groom, Ben and Palmer, Charles (2008) Direct vs indirect payments for environmental services: the role of relaxing market constraints Discussion paper series, no. 36.2008. Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.

Groom, Ben and Koundouri, Phoebe and Nauges, Céline and Thomas, Alban (2008) The story of the moment: risk averse cypriot farmers respond to drought management Applied Economics, 40 (3). 315-326. ISSN 0003-6846

2007

Hepburn, Cameron and Groom, Ben (2007) Gamma discounting and expected net future value Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 53 (1). 99-109. ISSN 0095-0696

2006

Groom, Ben and Hepburn, Cameron and Koundouri, Phoebe (2006) Implications of declining discount rates for UK climate change policy In: Peace, D., (ed.) Valuing the Environment in Developed Countries. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9781840641479

2005

Groom, Ben and Hepburn, Cameron and Koundouri, Phoebe and Pearce, David (2005) Declining discount rates: the long and the short of it Environmental and Resource Economics, 32 (4). 445-493. ISSN 0924-6460

2003

Pearce, David and Groom, Ben and Hepburn, Cameron and Koundouri, Phoebe (2003) Valuing the future: recent advances in social discounting World Economics, 4 (2). 121-141. ISSN 1468-1838

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