Jette Bredahl Jacobsen

Jette Bredahl Jacobsen


I am professor in environmental and resource economics, teaching and doing research within a broad range of topics within this field, in particular environmental valuation, forest economics, climate economics. Apart from that I am vice head of department with responsibility for research

Primary fields of research

environmental and resource economics with focus on environmental valuation, forest economics, climate economics. Particular research interests are valuation of non-use values (e.g. biodiversity), valuation and decision making where risk and uncertainty plays a central role, and the possibilities of aggregating effects. I work with problems all around the world – typically in collaboration with others with site specific knowledge. In terms of methods, I work in particular with stated preference methods (choice experiments, contingent valuation), but also revealed preference methods (hedonic pricing and travel cost), various operational analysis tools (e.g. to solve real option problems, or land use optimization)

Current research

Currently (2020) I work with projects dealing with the development of a green net national product, the cost of flooding, valuation of pollination, demand of illegal rhinohorn powder in Vietman, climate adaptation in Mexico, recirculated water, valuation of recreation in Europe.


I teach the following courses and I am happy to supervise within these topics: Applied economics of forest and nature (MSc), Applied economics and management of Arctic resources (MSc), Ecosystem services of forest and nature (MSc), The economic of climate change (MSc), Environmental valuation (PhD).

Possible conflicts of interest

I am deputy chariman of the Danish Council for Climate Change, and special advisor in the Environmental Economic Council.

Occasionally I have received an honorary for writing a popular paper or giving a presentation.

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