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Dr James Benhin

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer)

Plymouth Graduate School of Management & Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)

Role

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.

Member, Faculty of Business Research Ethics Committee (2013 - 2014).
Chair, Faculty of Business Research Ethics Committee (2014 - ).
Chair, Faculty of Busiiness Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2014 - ).
Member, Plymouth University Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2014 - ).

Qualifications

DPhil (Environmental Economics and Environmental Management), University of York
MPhil (Economics), University of Ghana
PG Cert. in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Plymouth University
B.A. (Hons) (Economics), University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Dip. Ed. University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Professional membership

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)

Teaching interests


Module Leader for:

  • MAR502                       Economics, Law and Policy for Marine Renewable
  • EMBA700/MBA711      Global Economic Environment
  • MBA702                       Economics

Also involved in the following modules:

  • PGBS0103                   Issues in Finance
  • ECN390                       Environmental and Resource Economics
  • ECN303                       Economics Project
  • ECN308                        Business Management (Graduate Enterprise option)
  • ECN109                       Interpreting Economic Datat
  • ECN105                        Principles of Economics
  • BUS229                        Shaping the Future: Creating Sustainable organisations
  • PDP100                        Personal Development

Research interests

Marine resource economics
Economics of climate change and adaptation
Economics of conservation and biodiversity
Macroeconomic policies, trade and the environment
Development economics

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). 

    Journals
    Articles
    Benhin JKA, Dinwoodie J, Tuck S, Knowles H & Sansom M 2012 'Sustainable Development of Maritime Operations in Ports' Business Strategy and Environment 21, (2) 111-126 , DOI
    Benhin JKA & Cardoso A 2011 'Assessing the viability of protecting Columbia Caribbean Coast from sea level rise: An economic valuation approach' Semestre Económico 14, (29) 13-30
    Benhin JKA, Molua EL, Kabubo-Mariara J, Ouedraogo M & EL-Marsafawy S 2010 'Global climate change and vulnerability of African agriculture: Implications for resilience and sustained productive capacity' Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 49, (3) 183-211
    Hassan R, Hertzler G & Benhin JKA 2009 'Depletion of forest resources in Sudan: Intervention options for optimal control' ENERGY POLICY 37, (4) 1195-1203 , DOI
    Benhin JKA & Hassan RM 2008 'A dynamic analysis of trade and biodiversity loss in semi-arid Southern Africa: The role of grazing activities' International Journal of Ecological Economics & Statistics 11, (S08) 31-48 Publisher Site
    Benhin JKA, Mutoko MC, Ritho CN & Mbatia OLE 2008 'Analysis of economic efficiency in smallholder maize farmer production in Northeastern Kenya' East African Agriculture and Forestry Journal 74, (1&2)
    Benhin JKA 2008 'South African crop farming and climate change: An economic assessment of impacts' Global Environmental Change 18, (4) 666-678 , DOI
    Benhin JKA 2006 'Agriculture and deforestation in the tropics: A critical theoretical and empirical review' Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment 35, (1) 9-16 , DOI
    Kurukulasuriya P, Mendelsohn R, Hassan R, Benhin JKA, Deressa T, Diop M, Eid HM, Fosu KY, Gbetibouo G, Jain S, Mahamadou A, Mano R, Kabubo-Mariara J, El-Marsafawy S, Molua E, Ouda S, Ouedraogo M, Séne I, Maddison D, Seo SN & Dinar A 2006 'Will African agriculture survive climate change?' World Bank Economic Review 20, (3) 367-388 , DOI
    White PCL & Benhin JKA 2004 'Factors influencing the incidence and scale of bovine tuberculosis in cattle in southwest England' PREVENTIVE VETERINARY MEDICINE 63, (1-2) 1-7 Author Site , DOI
    Benhin JKA & White PLC 2004 'Factors influencing the incidence and scale of bovine tuberculosis in cattle in southwest England' Preventive Veterinary Medicine 63, (1-2) 1-7 , DOI
    Benhin JKA & Barbier EB 2004 'Structural Adjustment Programme, Deforestation and Biodiversity Loss in Ghana' Environmental & Resource Economics 27, (3) 337-366
    Benhin JKA 2002 'Participation methodology and neoclassical environmental economics: are they substitutes?' Global Ecology and Biogeography 11, (2) 183-184 , DOI
    Barbier EB & Benhin JKA 2001 'The Effects of the Structural Adjustment Program on Deforestation in Ghana' Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 30, (1) 66-80
    Books
    Hassan R, Mendelsohn R, Benhin J & Dinar A 2008 Climate Change and Agriculture in Africa: Impact Assessment and Adaptation Strategies. London Earthscan / James & James Earthscan Climate
    Chapters
    Tuck SJ, Dinwoodie J, Knowles H & Benhin J 2011 'Assessing the environmental impact of anchoring cruise liners in Falmouth bay' in Gibson P; Papathanassis A; Milde P Cruise Sector Challenges: Making Progress in an Uncertain World. Wiesbaden, Germany Gabler Verlag 93-106
    Benhin JKA 2010 'Estimates of monetary values of ecosystem services' in Pushpam K The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity: Ecological and Economic Foundations London Earthscan
    Benhin JKA & Barbier EB 2000 'Estimating the Biodiversity Effects of Structural Adjustment in Ghana' in Perrings C The economics of biodiversity conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Mending the Ark Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
    Benhin JKA & Barbier EB 2000 'Forestry, deforestation and biodiversity in Ghana' in Perrings C The economics of biodiversity conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Mending the Ark Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
    Benhin JKA & Barbier EB 2000 'The Structural Adjustment Programme and Deforestation in Ghana' in Perrings C The economics of biodiversity conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Mending the Ark Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd

    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.

    Additional information


    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)