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Dr Terry van Gevelt

Dr Terry van Gevelt

Research Associate, Department of Land Economy

Affiliated Lecturer, Centre of Development Studies


I am a Research Associate at the Department of Land Economy and an Affiliated Lecturer at the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge. Previously, I was a Research Associate at the Centre of Development Studies, a visiting scholar at Seoul National University and the Korea Rural Economic Institute, and a consultant to the World Bank and European Commission. I hold a BSc (Hons) from the Department of Economics, University of Warwick, and MPhil and PhD degrees from the Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge.

Research Interests

Sustainable energy; adapting to climate change; environmental governance


MPhil in Development Studies
Paper 2: Institutions and Development

Key Publications

Journal articles

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).