Ben Balmford



College: The Business School
Discipline: Economics
Department: Economics
Research Centre/Unit: Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute

Ben Balmford is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Dragon Capital research programme on biodiveristy economics at the Land Environment Economics and Policy Institute of the Economics Deprtment at the University of Exeter Business School. Before starting his postdoc, he completed a PhD within the LEEP Institute under the supervision of Prof Brett Day, Prof Ian Bateman, Dr Amy Binner and Dr Greg Smith. Ben's current research focusses on mechanism design as applied to the environment. Within this research agenda, he uses game theory, lab and field experiments, and quasi-experimental data.

Before joining Exeter University Ben graduated with BA in Biological Sciences from Oxford University in 2016. During a research year, he continued to work on his undergraduate research looking at imperfections in land sparing, and wolf population dynamics in Yellowstone. Ben also completed internships with Brendan Fisher (University of Vermont) and Paul Ferraro (Johns Hopkins University) giving him a broader understanding of the role of economics in environmental science.

Twitter: @BBalmford (not used much!)

Personal webpage: (which is likely more up-to-date than here!)