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Research interests

Beginning my working life as an economist in the UK Government Department of Environment, I have specialised in the Economics of the Environment at the University of Bath since 1998.  My research is applied and relates directly to the formulation of environmental policy.  I primarily work with inter-disciplinary research teams in Europe and around the world, and, for large donor organisations including the EC, OECD, World Bank and UNEP.  I recently co-ordinated the EC DG Research project: Economics of climate change adaptation in Europe (ECONADAPT).

Current areas of interest include climate change risks, adaptation and mitigation in local and national contexts, and; non-market valuation, with focus on stated preference methods and value transfer.

Current Research projects:

  • Wellcome Trust: Moving health and sustainability upstream into strategic urban development decision-making.
  • Urban Land Institute/New Climate Economics: Supporting Smart Urban Growth: Successful Investing in Density.
  • OECD: Socio-Economic Analysis of Chemicals: quantification and monetisation of morbidity and environmental impacts. 

My research is in Environmental Economics and my two main areas of research interest are Non-Market Valuation and Project/Policy Appraisal in the context of climate adaptation. Specific areas of interest include the following:

Non-Market Valuation:

  • Monetary valuation of disutility associated with morbidity and premature mortality
  • Energy and Transport-related externalities, including energy security
  • Green Accounting methods and applications
  • Monetary valuation of ecosystems
  • Economics of Crime

Project/Policy Appraisal:

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Portfolio analysis and Real Options analysis in Climate Change context  

I am Research Co-ordinator for the Department of Economics.

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Projects 2004 2022

Waste Food-Energy-Water Urban Living Labs - Mapping and Reducing Waste in the Food-Energy-Water Nexus

Hunt, A.


Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Wellcome Trust via UWE

Hunt, A.


Project: UK charity

Wellcome Trust via UWE

Hunt, A.


Project: UK charity

GCRF - Via Bio - Vietnamese Algae Water Biorefinery

Hunt, A.


Project: Research council

Research Output 2000 2018

Protest treatment and its impact on the WTP and WTA estimates for theft and robbery in the UK

Ignacio Hernandez, J., Hunt, A., Pazzona, M. & Vasquez Lavın, F., 1 Apr 2018, In : Oxford Economic Papers. 70, 2, p. 468-484

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

The economic value of climate information in adaptation decisions: learning in the sea-level rise and coastal infrastructure context

Hunt, A., Dawson, D., Gehrels, R. & Shaw, J., 9 Apr 2018, In : Ecological Economics. 50, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
coastal protection

We must look further upstream to enable planetary health-literate urban development

Hunt, A., Black, D., Scally, G., Pilkington, P. & Orme, J., 1 Apr 2018, In : Lancet Planetary Health. 2, 4, p. e145-e146 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
academic research
urban development
urban planning and development
4 Citations

Conservation of grassland butterflies in Finland under a changing climate

Tainio, A., Heikkinen, R. K., Heliölä, J., Hunt, A., Watkiss, P., Fronzek, S., Leikola, N., Lötjönen, S., Mashkina, O. & Carter, T. R., Jan 2016, In : Regional Environmental Change. 16, 1, p. 71-84

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

buffer zone
28 Citations

The use of new economic decision support tools for adaptation assessment: a review of methods and applications, towards guidance on applicability

Watkiss, P., Hunt, A., Blyth, W. & Dyszynski, J., Oct 2015, In : Climatic Change. 132, 3, p. 401-416 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

decision making
cost-benefit analysis
cost analysis
climate change


Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Tidal Range Energy Generation

Author: Hooper, T., 31 Mar 2014

Supervisor: Cooper, P. (Supervisor) & Hunt, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD