Hans van Meijl

Hans van Meijl

Chief economist at Wageningen Economic Research and Special Professor of Macroeconomic assessment of the circular and bioeconomy at Wageningen University.

Wageningen Economic Research

Hans van Meijl is a chief economist at Wageningen Economic Research and Special Professor of Macroeconomic assessment of the circular and bioeconomy at Wageningen University. He is involved in the water-climate-energy-food nexus, food security and biobased & circular economy themes. He has worked on the fields of bioeconomy, agricultural policy reforms (CAP reform), (indirect) land use change, biobased policies (RED), forestry (REDD), trade liberalisation (WTO, impact on developing countries), climate change (adaptation and mitigation policies) and, technology at macro (international knowledge spill overs between countries, (productivity) impact of GMO’s) and micro (innovation at farm level) level. He has published many articles in international journals in these fields. He has very extensive expertise in managing EU projects and consortia. Currently he is coordinating the H2020 SUPREMA project to design a EU agricultural modelling strategy, the H2020 MINDSTEP (agricultural modeling) project, and co-leading the Biomonitor project to monitor the EU bioeconomy. Recently he coordinated the SUSFANS (Sustainable Food and Nutrition Security), FOODSECURE Integrated FP7 Project and the SAT-BBE (Sustainable Assessment Tool- BioBased Economy) project. In addition he has been in charge of several national and international framework projects (iMAP, ENGAGE, EUruralis). He is coordinating the international MAGNET CGE modeling consortium, is an active member of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium (IATRC), Agricultural Modeling Intercomparison and Improvement Project (Agmip), a consortium member of the Global Trade Analyses Project (GTAP) and Senior Research Fellow at the Mansholt Graduate School.

Interests

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Education

  • PhD in Economicss, 1995

    MERIT (Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology), Maastricht University, the Netherlands