Professor Jon Atkins is a Reader in 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.
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.
Yago M, Atkins JP, Bhattarai KR, Green RJ, Trotter SD (2008)
‘Modelling the economic impact of low-carbon electricity’ in Grubb
M, Jamasb T, Pollitt MG (ed), Delivering a Low Carbon Electricity
System: Technologies, Economies and Policy, (pp 394-413) Cambridge:
Atkins JP, Burdon D, Elliott M, Gregory AJ,
(2011), ‘Managment of the Marine Environment: Integrating Ecosystem
Services and Societal Benefits with the DPSIR Framework in a
Systems Approach’. Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol 62, pp
Atkins JP, Burdon D, Allen JH (2007) ‘An
application of contingent valuation and decision tree analysis to
reduced estuarine eutrophication’ (vol 55, pp 591-602) Marine
Atkins JP, Austen MC, Beaumont NJ, Burdon D,
Degraer S, Dentinho TP, Derous S, Holm P, Horton T, van Ierland E,
Marboe AH, Starkey DJ, Townsend M, Zarzycki T (2007)
‘Identification, definition and quantification of goods and
services provided by marine biodiversity: implications for the
ecosystem approach’ (vol 54, pp 253-265) Marine Pollution Bulletin
Atkins JP, Burdon D (2006) ‘An initial economics
evaluation of water quality improvements in the Randers Fjord,
Denmark’ (vol 53, pp 195-204) Marine Pollution Bulletin
J.P.Atkins, P. Bottomley, N. Gonese, J. Govereh, Y. Khatri
and C. Thirtle (1993) ‘Agricultural Productivity in Zimbabwe,
1970‑1990', Economic Journal, Vol.103, No.417 (March),
J.P. Atkins, C Easter and S Mazzi (2000), ‘A Commonwealth
Vulnerability Index for Developing Countries: The Position of Small
States', Commonwealth Secretariat Economic Paper 40,
January 2000, pp.viii + 64. London: Commonwealth Secretariat. ISBN
0 85092 637 8.
J.P. Atkins, P Allanson and T Hinks (2000) ‘A Multilateral
Decomposition of Racial Wage Differentials in the 1994 South
African Labour Market', Journal of Development Studies,
Vol.37, No.1, pp.93-120.
J.P. Atkins, S. Mazzi, C.D. Easter, (2001) Small States: A
Composite Vulnerability Index. In D. Peretz, R. Faruqi and E.J.
Kisanga (eds.), Small States in the Global Economy,
London: Commonwealth Secretariat in conjunction with the World
Bank, (pp.53-92). ISBN 0 85092 673 4.
J.P. Atkins, P.F. Allanson, T. Hinks, (2002) No End to the
Racial Wage Hierarchy in South Africa? Review of Development
Economics, Vol. 6, No.3, pp.442-459.
J.P. Atkins, and P.F. Allanson, (2005), ‘The Evolution of the
Racial Wage Hierarchy in Post-Apartheid South Africa', Journal
of Development Studies, Vol.41, No.6, 1023-50.
J.P. Atkins and D. Burdon (2006) ‘An Initial Economic Evaluation of
Water Quality Improvements in the Randers Fjord, Denmark'
Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol.53, No.1-4, pp.
N.J. Beaumont, J.P. Atkins, M.C. Austen, D. Burdon, S. Degraer,
T.P. Dentinho, S. Derous, P. Holm, T. Horton, E. van Ierland, A. H.
Marboe, D.J. Starkey, M. Townsend, and T. Zarzycki (2007)
‘Identification, Definition and Quantification of Goods and
Services provided by Marine Biodiversity: Implications for the
Ecosystem Approach', Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol.54,
J.P. Atkins, D. Burdon and J.H. Allen (2007) ‘An Application of
Contingent Valuation and Decision Tree Analysis to Reduced
Estuarine Eutrophication', Marine Pollution Bulletin,
Vol.55, pp. 591-602.
J.P. Atkins, K.R. Bhattarai, R.J. Green, S.D. Trotter and M.
Yago, Modelling the economic impact of low-carbon
electricity. Hull University Business School Research
Memorandum Number 73, October 2007. Due to be published in M. Grubb
et al. (eds.), Delivering a Low Carbon Electricity System:
Technologies, Economics and Policy, Cambridge University
Press, May 2008.
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