Dr James Benhin
Director of FoB PhD Programmes & Associate Professor (SL) in Economics
Plymouth Graduate School of Management & Plymouth Business School (Faculty of Business)
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.
Member, Faculty of Business Research Ethics Committee (2013 - 2014).
Chair, Faculty of Business Research Ethics Committee (2014 - ).
Chair, Faculty of Busiiness Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2014 - ).
Member, Plymouth University Culture, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2014 - ).
DPhil (Environmental Economics and Environmental Management), University of York
MPhil (Economics), University of Ghana
PG Cert. in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Plymouth University
B.A. (Hons) (Economics), University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Dip. Ed. University of Cape Coast, Ghana
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)
Module Leader for:
- MAR502 Economics, Law and Policy for Marine Renewable
- EMBA700/MBA711 Global Economic Environment
- MBA702 Economics
Also involved in the following modules:
- PGBS0103 Issues in Finance
- ECN390 Environmental and Resource Economics
- ECN303 Economics Project
- ECN308 Business Management (Graduate Enterprise option)
- ECN109 Interpreting Economic Datat
- ECN105 Principles of Economics
- BUS229 Shaping the Future: Creating Sustainable organisations
- PDP100 Personal Development
Staff serving as external examiners
External Examiner for PhD thesis (2013), Wageningen University, The Netherlands
External Examiner for PhD thesis (2009), University of Pretoria, South Africa
External Examiner for MSc dissertations, University of Malawi (Bunda Agriculture College), Malawi
Marine resource economics
Economics of climate change and adaptation
Economics of conservation and biodiversity
Macroeconomic policies, trade and the environment
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).
- Rural Development
Key publications are highlightedJournals
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.
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)