Gregory Valatin, MA, MPhil, PhD

Senior Economist

Gregory Valatin

Email: gregory.valatin@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Tel: +44 (0)300 067 5600 
Tel direct: +44 (0)300 067 5699 
Fax: +44 (0)1420 23653

Address:
Forest Research
Alice Holt Lodge
Farnham
Surrey GU10 4LH
UK

Gregory Valatin on ResearchGate

Gregory studied economics at Edinburgh university, writing a dissertation on the economy of Tristan da Cunha, and subsequently worked as an economist in Scotland, the Netherlands and France. He undertook a PhD at the University of Siena, Italy, completing a thesis entitled “Justice, Human Security and the Environment” while based at Darwin College, Cambridge. Before joining Forest Research he worked for Imperial College, London on the impact of electricity market reforms in developing countries on poverty and renewable energy.

Current role

Senior Economist

Planning development and integration of economics research into the Forest Research portfolio.

Current programmes

Forest economics: appraisal, valuation and incentives
Project Manager

Research areas

  • Economic appraisal and methodology
  • Development of Payments for Ecosystem Services schemes
  • Ecosystem Services valuation
  • International environmental agreements and climate change.

Main recent publications

Valatin, G. (2014). Carbon valuation in forestry and prospects for European harmonisation, Technical Report 97, European Forestry Institute.

Valatin, G. and Price, C. (2014). How cost-effective is forestry for climate change mitigation? In: Fenning, T. (ed). Challenges and Opportunities for the World’s Forests in the 21st Century, Springer, 297-339.

Valatin, G.(2014). Additionality of climate change mitigation activities. In: Fenning, T. (ed). Challenges and Opportunities for the World’s Forests in the 21st Century, Springer, 341-373.

Moseley, D., Dandy, N., Edwards, D. and Valatin, G. (2014). Behavioural policy ‘nudges’ to encourage woodland creation for climate change mitigation, Research Report, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Kant, S., Wang, S., Deegen, P., Hostettler, M., von Detten, R., Howard, T., Laband, D., Montgomery, C., Robert, N., Sekot, W. Valatin, G. and Zhang, D. (2013). New frontiers of forest economics. Forest Policy and Economics, 35, 1-8.

Moseley, D. and Valatin, G. (2013). Insights from behavioural economics for ecosystem services valuation and sustainability, Research Report, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Valatin, G. (2012). Marginal Abatement Cost Curves for UK Forestry, Research Report 19, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh. (MANFORC).

Valatin, G. and Saraev, V. (2012). Natural Environment Framework: Woodland Creation case study. Report to Forestry Commission Wales, Forest Research, Edinburgh.

Ambrose-Oji, B., Valatin, G., Stewart, A., Sarajevs, V. and Handley, P. (2012). Evaluation of the Better Woodlands for Wales Grant Scheme. Report to Forestry Commission Wales, Forest Research, Edinburgh.

Valatin. G. (2012). Additionality and climate change mitigation by the UK forest sector (PDF-773K). Forestry (2012) 85 (4): 445-462. doi: 10.1093/forestry/cps056.

Bateman, I., Abson, D., Beaumont, N. Darnell, A., Fezzi, C., Hanley, N., Kontoleon, A., Maddison, D., Morling, P., Morris, J., Mourato, S., Pascual, U., Perino, G., Sen, A., Tinch, D., Turner, K., and Valatin, G. (2011). UK Economic Values from Ecosystems, chapter 22 of UK National Ecosystem Assessment, UNEP-WCMC/Defra, London.

Ciccarese, L., Elsasser, P., Horattas, A., Pettenella, D. and Valatin, G. (2011). Innovative market opportunities related to carbon sequestration in European forests?, Chapter 9 of Weiss, G. et al (eds) Innovation in Forestry, CABI, Wallingford.

Nisbet, T., Marrington, S., Thomas, H., Broadmeadow, S. and Valatin, G. (2011). Slowing the Flow at Pickering. Final Report to Defra of FCERM Multi-objective Flood Management Demonstration Project RMP5455.

Quine, C., Cahalan, C., Hester, A., Humphrey, J., Kirby, K., Moffat, A. and Valatin, G. (2011). Woodlands, chapter 8 of UK National Ecosystem Assessment, UNEP-WCMC/Defra, London.

Valatin, G. (2011). Forests and carbon: a review of additionality (PDF-559K).  Research Report 13, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh, 2011.

Valatin, G. (2011). Forests and carbon: valuation, discounting and risk management (PDF-1168K). Research Report 12, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Valatin, G. and Starling, J. (2011). Valuation of ecosystem services provided by UK Woodlands, appendix to chapter 22 of UK National Ecosystem Assessment, UNEP-WCMC/Defra, London.

Forest Research (2010). Benefits of Green Infrastructure (PDF-1211K). Report to Defra and CLG. Forest Research. Farnham.

Edwards, D., Elliot, A., Hislop, M., Martin, S., Morris, J., O’Brien, L., Peace, A., Sarajevs, V., Serrand, M. and Valatin, G. (2009). A Valuation of the Economic and Social Contribution of Forestry for People in Scotland (PDF-2980K). Research Report 101, Forestry Commission, Edinburgh.

Coull, J. and Valatin, G. (2008). Payments for Ecosystem Services: Findings and Perceptions from the USA: Policy Summary (PDF-910K). Forest Research, Edinburgh.

Valatin, G. and Coull, J. (2008). Payments for Ecosystem Services: Findings and Perceptions from the USA (PDF-1076K) .Research Report, Forest Research, Edinburgh.

Cherni, J., Diaz-Chavez, R. and Valatin, G. B. (2005). Renewable Energy for Sustainable Livelihoods 2004-2006, DFID Technical Report Project KaR R8018, London.

Sato, Y. and Valatin, G. B. (2004). ‘An Essay on Humanizing the Market and Economic Discourse’. Journal of International Economic Studies, 18, 15-40.

Valatin, G. B. (2000). ‘Quota Trading Systems in EU Fisheries’. Review of European Community and International Environmental Law, 9(3), 296-306.

Valatin, G. B. (1998). The Impact of new Fish Markets on fish prices. Economic Research Paper No.6, Scottish Office.

Rodgers, P. E. and Valatin, G. B. (1997). The Common Fisheries Policy after 2002: Alternative options to the TACs and Quota system for conservation and management of fisheries resources, European Parliament Research Directorate.