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Dr Ashar Aftab


Assistant Professor in Economics, PhD Deputy Programme Director


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.

Research Interests

  • Agricultural economics
  • Environmental economics
  • Economics of climate change in developing countries
  • Economics of diffuse/nonpoint water pollution and flooding

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Assistant Professor in Economics, PhD Deputy Programme Director
+44 191 3346352