Professor David Maddison

Professor David Maddison

The Department of Economics
Professor of Economics

Contact details

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


PhD in Economics, University of Strathclyde


Research Group Leader (Environment, Energy and Trade) / Director of MSc Environmental and Natural Resource Economics (incl. admissions), Marketing link

Postgraduate supervision

Any area of Environmental or Natural Resource Economics



  • Environment, Trade and Energy
  • David is part of the Birmingham Plastics Network, an interdisciplinary team of more than 40 academics working together to shape the fate and sustainable future of plastics. This unique team brings together chemists, environmental scientists, philosophers, linguists, economists, and experts in many other fields, to holistically address the global plastics problem.


Applied Econometrics, Environmental Economics, Development Economics, Agricultural and Transport Economics


Improving Cost Benefit Analysis (Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs)


MITADAPT – EU H2020 (decision imminent) 273,401 GBP

DEFRA 43,000 GBP


Recent publications


Groom, B & Maddison, D 2019, 'New estimates of the elasticity of marginal utility for the UK', Environmental and Resource Economics, vol. 72, pp. 1155–1182.

Cole, M, Maddison, D & Zhang, L 2019, 'Testing the emission reduction claims of CDM projects using the Benford’s Law', Climatic Change.

Beltran Hernandez, A, Maddison, D & Elliott, R 2019, 'The impact of flooding on property prices: a repeat-sales approach', Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, vol. 95, pp. 62-86.

Maddison, D & Rehdanz, K 2019, 'Total factor productivity growth in English agriculture: 1690-1914', Oxford Economic Papers, vol. 71, no. 3, pp. 666–686.

Beltran Hernandez, A, Maddison, D & Elliott, R 2018, 'Assessing the economic benefits of flood defenses: a repeat-sales approach', Risk Analysis, vol. 38, no. 11, pp. 2340-2367.

Beltran Hernandez, A, Maddison, D & Elliott, R 2018, 'Is flood risk capitalised into property values?', Ecological Economics, vol. 146, pp. 668-685.

Pettersson, F, Maddison, D, Acar, S & Söderholm, P 2014, 'Convergence of Carbon Dioxide Emissions: A Review of the Literature', International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 141-178.

Maddison, D, Elliott, R & Ham, Y 2013, 'The valuation of landfill disamenities in Birmingham', Ecological Economics, vol. 85, pp. 116-129.

Maddison, D & Rehdanz, K 2011, 'Impact of Climate on Life Satisfaction', Ecological Economics, vol. 70, pp. 2437-2445.

Maddison, D & Rehdanz, K 2011, 'The impact of climate on life satisfaction', Ecological Economics, vol. 70, no. 12, pp. 2437-2445.

Maddison, D 2009, 'A Spatio-temporal Model of Farmland Values', Journal of Agricultural Economics, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 171-189.

Dietz, S & Maddison, D 2009, 'New Frontiers in the Economics of Climate Change', Environmental and Resource Economics, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 295-306.

Rehdanz, K & Maddison, D 2009, 'The amenity value of climate to households in Germany', Oxford Economic Papers, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 150-167.

Maddison, D & Rehdanz, K 2008, 'Local Environmental Quality and Life Satisfaction in Germany', Ecological Economics, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 787-797.

Working paper

Maddison, D & Rehdanz, K 2010 'Kiel Working Paper Series: The Impact of Climate on Life Satisfaction'.

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Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Expert on environmental, agricultural and natural resource economics.