Jon Atkins is a Professor of economics,
specialising in applied microeconomic aspects of agriculture, the
environment and development. After studying at the University of
Nottingham and Manchester University, he held posts at the
Universities of Manchester and Newcastle before arriving in Hull.
He is book review editor for the Journal of Development Studies,
and associate of the Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies
(IECS), University of Hull. He has served as a consultant to the
National Rivers Authority (the UK water regulatory agency) and to
the Commonwealth Secretariat in London; and was previously Honorary
Research Associate, Department of Economics, University of Zimbabwe
and Visiting Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Economics and
Extension, University of Zimbabwe.
BA(Hons) (Nottingham), DipAdStud, PhD (Manchester)
Along with being Programme Leader for the MSc(Econ) Economics
and Business, Jon Atkins' current teaching includes:
- First-year option module in The World Economy
- Second-year core module in Microeconomics
- Second-year option module in Development
- International trade component of third-year option in
- MBA module in The Business Environment
- MSc core module in Environmental and Natural Resource
Jon Atkins' general interests are in the areas of agricultural
economics, environmental economics, and development economics.
Specific research interests include the economics of estuarine and
coastal environments, the vulnerability of small states, the growth
of agricultural productivity, and racial wage discrimination.
He has supervised PhD research in racial wage discrimination in
South Africa; cost structures and efficiency of the Zimbabwean
engineering sector; Sudanese trade; efficiency of the Zimbabwean
mining and quarrying sector; and the UK's Climate Change Levy.
Atkins JP, (2011), Centre for Environment,
Fisheries and Aquacultural Science / Marine Aggregate Levy
Sustainability Fund. ‘Seabed restoration following marine aggregate
dredging: Do the benefits justify the costs?’ (MEPF Ref No
Atkins JP, Burdon D, Cooper K, Elliott M, Somerfield P, Turner
K, Vivian C, Ware S, Weiss L (2010) Report to Marine Aggregate Levy
Sustainability Fund: ‘Seabed restoration following marine aggregate
dredging: Do the benefits justify the costs’ (draft report no.
MEPF/09/P115 submitted November 2010)
Atkins JP, Burdon D, Elliott M (2008) Defining ecosystem goods
and services with a focus on the UK nuclear power industry
(SBB900-D1-2008, pp 31) CEFAS
Trotter SD, Atkins JP, Bhattarai KR, Green RJ, Yago M (2007)
Modelling the economic impact of low-carbon electricity, Research
Memorandum, 73, pp 25, Hull University Business School