School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

Staff Profile

Emeritus Professor Ken Willis

Emeritus Professor of Economics of the Environment


Roles and Responsibilities

Director: Centre for Research in Environmental Appraisal & Management
Editor: Journal of Environmental Planning and Management


BSc (Econ) (London)
PhD (Newcastle)


Research Interests

environmental economics; welfare economics; consumer demand theory and customer preferences; environmental valuation (production function, travel-cost, hedonic price, contingent valuation, and attribute based stated choice experiments to value 'public goods' and environmental externalities); cost-benefit analysis (CBA).

Other Expertise

Expertise in economic analysis of: water supply, water quality, and waste water disposal; forestry; agri-environmental schemes; public preferences in planning in relation to landfill site, quarries and opencast mines; cultural goods: public parks, museums, festivals, historic buildings, etc.


Postgraduate Teaching

Supervising PhD students