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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

Energy access and development; learning from climate shocks; land-water-energy nexus; environmental and natural resource economics


MPhil in Development Studies
Paper 2: Institutions and Development

Key Publications

Journal articles

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).