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Søren Bøye Olsen

Søren Bøye Olsen

Associate Professor

  • Section for Environment and Natural Resources

    Rolighedsvej 23, 1958 Frb. C, Gammel Bygning stuen, Building: AD109

    Phone: +45 35 33 36 43Mobile: +45 30 29 88 50

Associate Professor Søren Bøye Olsen, born in 1976, has eleven years of research experience with economic valuation of non-marketed goods such as nature and environmental services. He has worked extensively with Stated Preference methods, and has participated in several research projects at regional, national and international level. He has made important contributions to the scientific literature focusing particularly on explaining seemingly anomalous respondent behaviour in Stated Preference surveys. Besides value assessments of non-market environmental goods, his research has focused on understanding consumer behaviour and preferences for food products with the purpose of predicting demand for new products. Furthermore, he works with Cost-Benefit Analysis and Multi-Criteria Analysis methods with a focus on practical applications aimed at generating advice for policy and decision makers. He serves as Head of Studies for the MSc programme in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at University of Copenhagen, and he teaches courses in "Economic Valuation Methods and Cost-Benefit Analysis" and "Applied Environmental and Natural Resource Economics". He has supervised more than 20 MSc theses students and five PhD students.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Choosing between internet and mail survey modes for choice experiment surveys considering non-market goods

    Olsen, S. B. 2009 In : Environmental and Resource Economics. 44, 4, p. 591-610 20 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Published
  3. Published

    Tough and easy choices: testing the influence of utility difference on stated certainty-in-choice in choice experiments

    Olsen, S. B., Lundhede, T., Jacobsen, J. B. & Thorsen, B. J. 2011 In : Environmental and Resource Economics. 49, 4, p. 491-510 20 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

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