The Environmental Policy Research Unit is a collaborative association of academic researchers specializing in environmental and natural resource issues. The unit was established in 2007 to promote sustainable development and poverty reduction in Southern Africa. EPRU is based at the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town.
Tibesigwa, Byela, Martine Visser, Wayne Twine and Mark Collinson . 2014. “Investigating the Sensitivity of Household Food Security to Agriculture-related Shocks and the Implication of Informal Social Capital and Natural Resource Capital.” EfD Discussion Paper Series EfD DP 14-21.
Tibesigwa, Byela, Martine Visser, Wayne Twine and Mark Collinson . 2014. “Poor rainfall, crop failure and food shortages: How rural farm households use nature, family, neighbors and friends to cope”
Kirchner , Carola . 2014. “Estimating present and future profits within the Namibian hake industry: a bio-economic analysis.” African Journal of Marine Science 36:3: 283-292.
Thondhlana, Gladman and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2014. “Dependence on Environmental Resources and Implications for household Welfare: Evidence from the Kalahari Drylands, South Africa.” Ecological Economics 108: 59-67.
Tibesigwa, Byela, Martine Visser and Wayne Twine. 2014. “Investigating the Sensitivity of Household Food Security to Agriculture-related Shocks and the Implication of Informal Social Capital and Natural Resource Capital: The Case of Rural Households in Mpumalanga, South Africa” ERSA working paper 470
Bluffstone, Randall and Elizabeth J Z Robinson. 2014. Forest Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa: Local Control for Improved Livelihoods, Forest Management, and Carbon Sequestration Published by Routledge RFF Press.
Turpie, Jane and JR Goss. 2014. “Potential impacts of alternative regulatory interventions on the recreational value of angling on the Breede River estuary, South Africa.” African Journal of Marine Science 36:3: 1-10.
Tibesigwa, Byela and Martine Visser. 2014. “Effects of social norms on multiple partnerships: Evidence from young adults in the metropolitan communities of Cape Town, South Africa” ERSA working paper 456
Tibesigwa, Byela, Martine Visser and Mintewab Bezabih. 2014. “‘Know Your Epidemic’: The Effects of Expected Health and Contextual Health Uncertainty on Risky Sex” ERSA working paper 455
Sterner, Thomas, Yonas Alem, Francisco Alpízar, Cyndi Spindell Berck, Carlos Chávez Rebolledo, Johane Dikgang, Stephen Kirama, Gunnar Köhlin, Jane Kabubo-Mariara, Alemu Mekonnen and Jintao Xu. 2014. “The Environment for Development Initiative: lessons learned in research, academic capacity building and policy intervention to manage resources for sustainable growth.” Environment and Development Economics 19:3: 367-391.
Cooper , Rachel , Anthony Leiman and Astrid Jarre. 2014. “An analysis of the structural changes in the offshore demersal hake (Merluccius capensis and M. paradoxus) trawl fishery in South Africa.” Marine Policy 50:Part A: 270-279.
Kirchner, Carola and Anthony Leiman. 2014. “Resource rents and resource management policies in Namibia’s post-Independence hake fishery.” Maritime Studies 13:7: 1-23.
Koch, Steven. 2014. “The Impact of Common Property Right Forestry: Evidence from Ethiopian Villages.” World Development 64: 395-406.
Liu, Ying, Mare Sarr and Timothy Swanson . 2014. “Resistance to the Regulation of Groundwater in Rural Tunisia”
Liu, Ying, Mare Sarr and Timothy Swanson . 2014. “Resistance to the Regulation of Common Resources in Rural Tunisia.” EfD Discussion Paper Series EfD DP 14-17.
Tibesigwa, Byela, Martine Visser and Jane Turpie. 2014. “The Impact of Climate Change on Net Revenue and Food Adequacy of Subsistence Farming Households in South Africa.” Environment and Development Economics : 1-27.
. 2014. “Assessment of the main factors impacting community member’s attitudes towards tourism and protected areas in six southern African countries.” Koedoe 52:2: .
Dikgang, Johane and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2014. “The economic valuation of nature-based tourism in the South African Kgalagadi area and implications for the Khomani San ‘bushmen’ community.” Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy 3:3: 306-322.
Humavindu, Michael Nokoure and Jesper Stage. 2014. “Community-based wildlife management failing to link conservation and financial viability.” Animal Conservation 18:1: 4-13.
Muchapondwa, Edwin, Precious Zikhali and Birgit Bednar-Friedl. 2014. “Conserving critically endangered central African Mountain Gorillas from poaching threats”
Dikgang, Johane and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2014. “The economic valuation of dryland ecosystem services in the South African Kgalagadi by the local communities”
Dikgang, Johane and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2014. “The Economic Value of Natural Features in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park ”
Dikgang, Johane and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2014. “Conservation Fees in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park between Botswana and South Africa in the Presence of Land Restitution”
Dikgang, Johane and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2014. “The Valuation of Biodiversity Conservation by the South African Khomani San “Bushmen” Community”
Visser, Martine. 2014. “Can Communication Facilitate Cooperation in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions?” EfD Research Brief DRB 12 - 14
Muchapondwa, Edwin and Martine Visser. 2014. “Abalone Conservation in the Presence of Drug Use”
Muchapondwa, Edwin and Martine Visser. 2014. “Abalone conservation in the presence of drug use and corruption: implications for its management in South Africa.” International Journal of Sustainable Economy 6:2: 201-216.
Dikgang, Johane and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2013. “The Economic Valuation of Dryland Ecosystem Services in the South African Kgalagadi Area and Implications for PES Involving the Khomani San.” EfD Discussion Paper EfD DP 13-16.
Dikgang, Johane and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2013. “The Economic Valuation of Dryland Ecosystem Services in the South African Kgalagadi by the Local Communities.” Environment for Development Discussion Paper Series EfD DP 13-15.
Sowman, Merle , David Scott, Lesley Green, Masayuki Hara, M Hauck, Keown Kirsten, B Paterson, S Raemaekers, K Jones, J Sunde and Jane Turpie. 2013. “Shallow waters: social science research in South Africa's marine environment.” African Journal of Marine Science 35:3: 385-402.
Holden, Stein. Otsuka, Keijiro and Klaus Deininger eds. 2013. Land Tenure Reform in Asia and Africa: Assessing Impacts on Poverty and Natural Resource Management Published by Palgrave Macmillan.
. 2013. “Household spending patterns and flow of ecotourism income into communities around Liwonde National Park, Malawi.” Development Southern Africa : 1-18.
Dikgang, Johane and Edwin Muchapondwa. 2013. “Conservation Fees in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park between Botswana and South Africa in the Presence of Land Restitution.” Environment for Development Discussion Paper Series EfD DP 13-09.
Muchapondwa, Edwin and Jesper Stage. 2013. “The economic impacts of tourism in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa: Is poverty subsiding?.” Natural Resources Forum 37:2: 80-89.
Bednar-Friedl, Birgit , Edwin Muchapondwa and Precious Zikhali. 2013. “Evaluating the Prospects of Benefit Sharing Schemes in Protecting Mountain Gorillas in Central Africa.” Natural Resource Modelling 26:4: 455-479.
Humavindu, Michael Nokoure and Jesper Stage. 2013. “Key Sectors of the Namibian Economy.” Journal of Economic Structures 2:1: .
Muchapondwa, Edwin, Precious Zikhali and Birgit Bednar-Friedl. 2012. “Evaluating the Prospects of Benefit Sharing Schemes in Protecting Mountain Gorillas in Central Africa.” EfD Discussion Paper 12.
Muchapondwa, Edwin and Martine Visser. 2012. “Abalone Conservation in the Presence of Drug Use and Corruption Implications for Its Management in South Africa.” EfD Discussion Paper .
Visser, Martine and Zoe Van der Hoven. 2012. “Cooperation and Climate Change Can Communication Facilitate the Provision of Public Goods in Heterogeneous Settings?.” EfD Discussion Paper 12.
Lewis, SEF, Jane Turpie and PG Ryan. 2012. “Are African penguins worth saving? The ecotourism value of the Boulders Beach colony.” African Journal of Marine Science 34:4: 497-504.
Sterner, Thomas, Maria Damon, Gunnar Köhlin and Martine Visser. 2012. “Capacity Building to Deal With Climate Challenges Today and in the Future.” Journal of Environment and Development 21:1: 71-75.
Muchapondwa Edwin, Harry Biggs, Amanda Driver, Frank Matose, Eric Mungatana and Kelly Scheepers, 2012, “Using Economic Incentives to encourage Conservation in Bioregions in South Africa”, Journal of Sustainable Development 5 (11), 118-129.
Sarr, Mare and Tim Swanson. 2012. “Economics of IPR for Genetic Resources: North-South Cooperation in Sequential R&D.” International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics 26:3: 67-82.
Sarr Mare and Swanson Tim, 2012, “Governance of the R&D Sector for Bio-Technology: Intellectual Property Rights and Bio-Prospecting”, in Brousseau et al. (eds.), Reflexive Governance for Global Public Goods, MIT Press.
Bezabih, Mintewab and Mare Sarr. 2012. “Risk Preferences and Environmental Uncertainty: Implications for Crop Diversification Decisions in Ethiopia.” Environmental and Resource Economics 53:4: 483-505.
. 2012. “Ecotourism joint ventures between the private sector and communities: An updated analysis of the Torra Conservancy and Damaraland Camp partnership, Namibia.” Tourism Mangement perspetive 4: 127-135.