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Department of Land Economy

Environment, Law & Economics

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Terry van Gevelt

Dr Terry van Gevelt

Departmental Research Fellow

Fellow, C-EENRG


I am an Assistant Professor with joint appointments at the Department of Politics and Public Administration and the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Hong Kong. I am also a Research Fellow at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge and an Associate Editor for the journal Energy for Sustainable Development. Previously, I held research and teaching positions at the University of Cambridge and was a visiting scholar at Seoul National University. My research interests are in energy policy, environmental policy, climate change adaptation, and sustainable development and he has also consulted on a wide range of issues for the World Bank, among other institutions. I hold a BSc (Hons) from the University of Warwick and MPhil and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge. 

Research Interests

Energy policy; environmental policy; climate change adaptation; sustainable development

Key Publications

T. van Gevelt, C. Canales Holzeis , F. George and T. Zaman (2017). "Indigenous community preferences for electricity services: evidence from a choice experiment in Sarawak, Malaysia.Energy Policy 108: 102-110.

S. Larcom and T. van Gevelt (2017). "Regulating the water-energy-food nexus: interdependencies, transaction costs and procedural justice." Environmental Science and Policy 72: 55-64.

T. van Gevelt, C. Canales Holzeis, B. Jones and M.T. Safdar (2016). "Insights from an energy poor Rwandan village." Energy for Sustainable Development 32: 121-129.

S. Larcom, T. van Gevelt and A. Zabala (2016). "Precolonial institutions and deforestation in Africa." Land Use Policy 51: 150-161.

T. van Gevelt (2014). "Rural electrification and development in South Korea." Energy for Sustainable Development 23: 179-187. 

T. van Gevelt (2014). "Community-based management of Tricholoma matsutake (S. Ito and S. Imai) Singer: a case study of South Korean mountain villages." International Journal of the Commons 8(1). 

T. van Gevelt (2014). "The role of state institutions in non-timber forest product commercialisation: a case study of Tricholoma matsutake in South Korea." International Forestry Review 16(1). 

T. van Gevelt (2013). "The economic contribution of non-timber forest products to South Korean mountain villager livelihoods." Forests, Trees and Livelihoods 22(3).