Dr James Benhin
Profiles

Dr James Benhin

Associate Professor in Economics in Plymouth Business School

Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Arts and Humanities)

Role

Teaching and researching in many areas of economics including environmental, resource and development economics.
Director of Studies for several PhD students.
Visiting Lecturer in natural resource economics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Director of FoB PhD Programmes (2015 - 2019).

Chair, Faculty of Business Research Ethics Committee (2014 - 2019).
Chair, Faculty of Business Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2014 - 2018).
Member, University of Plymouth Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2014 - 2018).
Member, Faculty of Business Research Ethics Committee (2013 - ).
Member, Faculty of Business Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2012 - ).


Qualifications

DPhil (Environmental Economics and Environmental Management), University of York.
MPhil (Economics), University of Ghana
PG Cert. in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Plymouth.
B.A. (Hons) (Economics), University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Dip. Ed. University of Cape Coast, Ghana

Professional membership

Membership of the:

    European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE)

    Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE)

    Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS)

    African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE)

Roles on external bodies

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Marine Science, Research & Development

Consultant for the African Development Bank (ADB)

Teaching interests


Module Leader for:

  • MAR527/MAR502     Economics, Law and Policy for Marine Renewable
  • ACF716SU          International Environmental Economics
  • EMBA700/MBA711      Global Economic Environment
  • MBA702                       Economics

Also involved in the following modules:

  • ECN3016/ECN390    Environmental and Resource Economics
  • ECN3020/ECN303    Economics Project
  • STO206/BUS229    Shaping the Future: Creating Sustainable organisations
  • PGBS0103          Issues in Finance
  • ECN308            Business Management (Graduate Enterprise option)
  • ECN109            Interpreting Economic Data
  • ECN105            Principles of Economics
  • PDP100            Personal Development

Staff serving as external examiners

External Examiner for PhD thesis (2009), University of Pretoria, South Africa. 

External Examiner for PhD thesis (2013), Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
External Examiner for PhD thesis (2017), University of Middlesex, London, UK.
External Examiner for MSc dissertations, University of Malawi (Bunda Agriculture College), Malawi.

Research interests

Marine resource economics.

Economics of Renewable energy.
Economics of climate change and adaptation.
Economics of conservation and biodiversity.
Macroeconomic policies, trade and the environment.
Development economics.
  • Natural resource curse;
  • Role of institutions in development;
  • Aid, FDI and development;
  • Emerging countries.
  • Sustainable development.

Grants & contracts

2002 - 2006: Regional climate, water and agriculture: impacts on and adaptation of agro-ecological systems in Africa - A case study of South Africa (US$40,000 funded by the GEF/World Bank/TFESSD).

2008 - 2011: Sustainable Development within Famouth Harbour: Environmental and socioeconomic issues (Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Project No. KTP007098) With John Dinwoodie and Sarah Tuck, Plymouth Business School (£97,013). 

    Key publications are highlighted

    Journals
    Articles
    Elwerfelli A & Benhin JKA 2018 'Is the Dutch disease ample evidence of a resource curse? The case of Libya' Ghanaian Journal of Economics 6, (1) Publisher Site PEARL
    Abdelbary I & Benhin JKA 2018 'Governance, Capital and Economic Growth in the Arab Region' The Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance , DOI PEARL
    Alodadi A & Benhin J 2015 'Religious Tourism and Economic Growth in Oil-Rich Countries: Evidence from Saudi Arabia' Tourism Analysis 20, (6) 645-651 , DOI PEARL
    Morgan CM, Cecilia NR, James KB & Oliver LM 2015 'Technical and allocative efficiency gains from integrated soil fertility management in the maize farming system of Kenya' Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics 7, (4) 143-152 , DOI
    Alodadi A & Benhin J 2015 'Long Term Economic Growth in Oil-Rich Saudi Arabia: What is the role for non-oil sectors?' Economic Issues 20, (1) 109-130
    Hussein J & Benhin J 2015 'Public and Private Investment and Economic Development in Iraq (1970-2010)' International Journal of Social Science and Humanity 5, (9) 743-751 , DOI
    Benhin JKA, Dinwoodie J, Tuck S, Knowles H & Sansom M 2012 'Sustainable Development of Maritime Operations in Ports' Business Strategy and Environment 21, (2) 111-126 , DOI
    Dinwoodie J, Tuck S, Knowles H, Benhin J & Sansom M 2011 'Sustainable Development of Maritime Operations in Ports' Business Strategy and the Environment 21, (2) 111-126 , DOI
    Benhin JKA & Cardoso A 2011 'Assessing the viability of protecting Columbia Caribbean Coast from sea level rise: An economic valuation approach' Semestre Económico 14, (29) 13-30
    Benhin JKA, Molua EL, Kabubo-Mariara J, Ouedraogo M & EL-Marsafawy S 2010 'Global climate change and vulnerability of African agriculture: Implications for resilience and sustained productive capacity' Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture 49, (3) 183-211
    Hassan R, Hertzler G & Benhin JKA 2009 'Depletion of forest resources in Sudan: Intervention options for optimal control' ENERGY POLICY 37, (4) 1195-1203 , DOI
    Benhin JKA 2008 'South African crop farming and climate change: An economic assessment of impacts' Global Environmental Change 18, (4) 666-678 , DOI
    Benhin JKA & Hassan RM 2008 'A dynamic analysis of trade and biodiversity loss in semi-arid Southern Africa: The role of grazing activities' International Journal of Ecological Economics & Statistics 11, (S08) 31-48 Publisher Site
    Benhin JKA, Mutoko MC, Ritho CN & Mbatia OLE 2008 'Analysis of economic efficiency in smallholder maize farmer production in Northeastern Kenya' East African Agriculture and Forestry Journal 74, (1&2)
    Kurukulasuriya P, Mendelsohn R, Hassan R, Benhin JKA, Deressa T, Diop M, Eid HM, Fosu KY, Gbetibouo G & Jain S 2006 'Will African agriculture survive climate change?' World Bank Economic Review 20, (3) 367-388 , DOI
    Benhin JKA 2006 'Agriculture and deforestation in the tropics: A critical theoretical and empirical review' Ambio: A Journal of the Human Environment 35, (1) 9-16 , DOI
    Kurukulasuriya P, Mendelsohn R, Hassan R, Benhin J, Deressa T, Diop M, Eid HM, Fosu KY, Gbetibouo G & Jain S 2006 'Will African agriculture survive climate change?' The World Bank Economic Review 20, (3) 367-388
    White PCL & Benhin JKA 2004 'Factors influencing the incidence and scale of bovine tuberculosis in cattle in southwest England' PREVENTIVE VETERINARY MEDICINE 63, (1-2) 1-7 Author Site , DOI
    Benhin JKA & Barbier EB 2004 'Structural Adjustment Programme, Deforestation and Biodiversity Loss in Ghana' Environmental & Resource Economics 27, (3) 337-366
    Benhin JKA 2002 'Participation methodology and neoclassical environmental economics: are they substitutes?' Global Ecology and Biogeography 11, (2) 183-184 , DOI
    Barbier EB & Benhin JKA 2001 'The Effects of the Structural Adjustment Program on Deforestation in Ghana' Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 30, (1) 66-80
    Benhin JKA & Barbier EB 2001 'THE EFFECTS OF THE STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT PROGRAM ON DEFORESTATION IN GHANA' 30, (1)
    Benhin JKA & Barbier EB 2001 'The Effects of the Structural Adjustment Program on Deforestation in Ghana' Agricultural and Resource Economics Review 30, (01) 66-80
    BENHIN JKA 2000 'James Fairhead and Melissa Leach, Reframing deforestation: global analysis and local realities: studies in West Africa, Global Environmental Change Series, Routledge, 1998, ISBN 0 18591 2' Environment and Development Economics 5, (03) 333-340
    BENHIN JKA 2000 'James Fairhead and Melissa Leach, Reframing deforestation: global analysis and local realities: studies in West Africa, Global Environmental Change Series, Routledge, 1998, ISBN 0–415–18591–2' Environment and Development Economics 5, (3) 333-340 , DOI
    Benhin JKA 2000 'Reframing deforestation: Global analysis and local realities: Studies in West Africa, Global Environmental Change Series' Environment and Development Economics 5, (3) 333-340
    Elwerfelli A & Benhin JKA 0 'Oil a blessing or curse: A comparative assessment of Nigeria, Norway and the United Arab Emirates' Theoretical Economics Letters , DOI PEARL
    Tuck SJ, Dinwoodie J, Knowles H, Benhin J & Sansom M 0 'Sustainable Development of Maritime Operations in Port' Business Strategy and the Environment
    Books
    Hassan R, Mendelsohn R, Benhin J & Dinar A 2008 Climate Change and Agriculture in Africa: Impact Assessment and Adaptation Strategies. London Earthscan / James & James Earthscan Climate
    Chapters
    Tuck SJ, Dinwoodie J, Knowles H & Benhin J 2011 'Assessing the environmental impact of anchoring cruise liners in Falmouth bay' in Gibson P; Papathanassis A; Milde P Cruise Sector Challenges: Making Progress in an Uncertain World. Wiesbaden, Germany Gabler Verlag 93-106
    Benhin JKA 2010 'Estimates of monetary values of ecosystem services' in Pushpam K The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity: Ecological and Economic Foundations London Earthscan
    Benhin JKA & Barbier EB 2000 'Estimating the Biodiversity Effects of Structural Adjustment in Ghana' in Perrings C The economics of biodiversity conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Mending the Ark Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
    Benhin JKA & Barbier EB 2000 'Forestry, deforestation and biodiversity in Ghana' in Perrings C The economics of biodiversity conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Mending the Ark Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
    Benhin JKA & Barbier EB 2000 'The Structural Adjustment Programme and Deforestation in Ghana' in Perrings C The economics of biodiversity conservation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Mending the Ark Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd

    Other academic activities

    Reviewer for the following academic journals:

    Ecological Economics, Environment and Development Economics, Land Economics, Journal of Environmental Management, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Eastern Africa Journal of Rural Development, Environmental Conservation, Forest Policy and Economics, International Journal of Sustainable Agriculture, Conservation Letters, Global and Planetary Change.

    Additional information


    Project Coordinator,
    Regional climate, water and agriculture: impacts and adaptation of agro-ecological systems in 11 African countries - a multidiscplinary study, 2002 - 2006 (US$1.3 million funded by the GEF/World Bank/TFESSD)