Dr Allan Beltran

Dr Allan Beltran

The Department of Economics
Lecturer in Environmental Economics

Contact details

Address
Department of Economics
JG Smith Building
University of Birmingham
Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Allan Beltran joined the Department of Economics in September 2018 as a Lecturer in Environmental Economics. Allan’s research interests are in the area of environmental economics and the economics of climate change.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Economics, University of Birmingham
  • MSc in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, University of Birmingham
  • BSc in Economics, National Autonomous University of Mexico

Biography

Dr Allan Beltran joined the Department of Economics in September 2018 as a Lecturer in Environmental Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Birmingham. Prior to joining the Department, Allan was a post-doctoral fellow at the Department of Geography and Environment in the London School of Economics.

Allan’s research interests are in the area of environmental economics and the economics of climate change. His current research focuses on the economic valuation of flooding, risk perception and environmental fiscal reform in Latin America. Allan has also served as a consultant for the United Nations (ECLAC) working on topics related to the economics of climate change in Latin America.

Methodological interests include environmental valuation techniques, quasi-experimental models and the use of spatial data.

Teaching

  • Sustainable Development
  • Public Policy

Research

Research interests

  • Environmental valuation
  • The economics of flooding
  • The economics of climate change in Latin America
  • Climate change and adaptation
  • Environmental fiscal reform

Publications

Beltran, A., Maddison, D. and Elliott, R. 2019. The Impact of Flooding on Property Prices: A Repeat-Sales Approach. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 95: 62-86.

Beltran, A., Maddison, D. and Elliott, R. 2018. Assessing the Economic Benefits of Flood Defenses: A Repeat-Sales Approach. Risk Analysis (DOI: 10.1111/risa.13136).

Galindo, L., Beltran, A. and Caballero, K. 2018. Potential Consequences of a CO2 Aviation Tax in Mexico on the Demand for TourismInternational Journal of Transport Economics, XLV(2): 241-264.

Beltran, A., Maddison, D. and Elliott, R. 2018. Is Flood Risk Capitalised in Property Values? Ecological Economics, 146: 668-685.