Dr Ashar Aftab
BSc, MSc, PhD, PGCLTHE
Ashar Aftab is an environmental economist specialising in agri-environmental land use issues, particularly agricultural externalities. He is interested in using choice experiments to design incentives that mitigate environmental problems in developing countries and/or made worse by climate change. He is an expert in modelling interdisciplinary agri-environmental catchment systems using nonlinear biophysical economic optimization. He is currently working on incentivising flood adaptation/mitigation measures and policies to control diffuse pollution using spatial targeting in agricultural landscapes.
Dr Aftab holds an MSc and PhD from the University of Edinburgh.
- Agricultural economics
- Environmental economics
- Economics of climate change in developing countries
- Economics of diffuse/nonpoint water pollution and flooding
- Aftab, A., Hanley, N. & Baiocchi, G. (2017). Transferability of Policies to Control Agricultural Nonpoint Pollution in Relatively Similar Catchments.. Ecological Economics 134: 11-21.
- Kampas, A., Melfou, K. & Aftab, A. (2013). Designing Regulatory Policies for Complex Externalities: The Case of Agricultural Pollution. Agricultural Economics Review 14(2).
- Aftab, A., Hanley, N. & Baiocchi, G. (2010). Integrated Regulation of Nonpoint Pollution: Combining Managerial Controls and Economic Instruments under Multiple Targets.. Ecological Economics 70(1): 24-33.
- Aftab, A., Hanley, N. & Kampas, A. (2007). Co-ordinated environmental regulation: Controlling non-point nitrate pollution while maintaining river flows.. Environmental and Resource Economics 38(4): 573-593.
- Hanley, N., Colombo, S., Tinch, D., Black, A. & Aftab, A. (2006). Estimating the benefits of water quality improvements under the Water Framework Directive: are benefits transferable?. European Review of Agricultural Economics 33(3): 391-413.
- Aftab, A. (2016). Economic Analysis of Policies to Regulate Agricultural Externalities from Malaysian Palm Oil Production.
- Aftab, A. (2016). The Economics of Spatially Targeted Land Retirement to Control Nonpoint Pollution.