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Prof Ada Wossink

Professor of Environmental Economics

Ada Wossink is professor in the Environmental Economics research area group at the University of Manchester. Previous appointments include professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University in the USA and positions at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. She also worked as a researcher at Statistics Netherlands.   

Prof Wossink's research interests lie at the intersection of environmental, behavioural and public economics and she has published extensively in this area. She has been actively involved in over 25 externally funded multidisciplinary research assignments in past and current positions in Europe and the US and has coordinated several of such projects. She is the recipient of a 1994/95 J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship and was awarded the 2004 North Carolina Extension Education Team Award for the quality of her interdisciplinary knowledge transfer activities.

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Education
Environment
Policy

Connections

Course

Economics Of Environmental Policy

Environmental degradation; pollution management; trans-boundary pollution; environmental economics; abatement-cost heterogeneity; cost-benefit uncertainty; resource economics

Research

Sustainable Consumer Behaviours

How do we encourage consumer behaviours such that demand for more sustainable lifestyles generate the conditions necessary to stimulate innovation in the production and distribution of less environmentally damaging products.

http://www.sci.manchester.ac.uk/research/sustainable-consumer-behaviours...

Research

BIOMOT

Project addresses the problem of building and sustaining motivation to act for biodiversity by means of a comprehensive rethinking of what value and motivation actually are for people.

http://www.socialsciences.manchester.ac.uk/disciplines/philosophy/resear...

Research

Sustainable Use of Energy in Food Chains

Overall objective is to reduce energy consumption and emissions from the food chain through the application of innovative approaches and technologies.

http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/K011820/1

Research

Modelling Consumer Behaviour

This project is the first inter-disciplinary research to compare, in a systematic empirical investigation, the predictive capacity of the core theoretical models of consumer behaviour from the social sciences

http://www.sci.manchester.ac.uk/research/sustainable-consumer-behaviours...

Group

water@manchester

A network to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in water-related research across The University of Manchester and with external research, government and industry organisations.

Keywords: 
Water, Climate change, Resources

Group

Food@Manchester

From field to fork, its production, distribution and consumption impacts the daily lives of people all over the world.

As populations continue to grow and our climate continues to change, food and delivering food security become issues increasingly worthy of deeper investigation.

Keywords: 
Food, food and eating, Food supply, sustainable food consumption