University of Copenhagen (UCPH) - Institute of Food and Resource Economics



The Institute of Food and Resource Economics is a research institute at the Faculty of Life Sciences affiliated to the University of Copenhagen. The objective of the Institute is to contribute to a better understanding of the economic aspects of the production, consumption and marketing of food through conducting applied economic research characterised by independence, quality and versatility, and the total number of people employed at the institute is about 100. UCPH has a long history of conducting high-level research within agricultural, fisheries and resource economics, agronomy as well as a wide range of statistical methods and applied research tools. This has been undertaken within international as well as national research projects. Furthermore, UCPH has delivered research-based advice to the EU Commission and the Danish government. UCHP has been involved in many EU projects in relation to fisheries such as EFIMAS, PROTECT, AFRAME, COBECOS, CAFE and FACTS.


UCPH contributes to work package 3 and 5 and case study coordinator of pelagic fisheries. UCPH is also involved in the Baltic Sea and North Sea case study.

Description of Personnel involved in the project

Jesper Levring Andersen, senior researcher (Master of Science and Ph.D. in economics), has been involved in productivity analysis in fisheries and the development of bioeconomic models to investigate economic consequences of different fisheries management measures. This has primarily been conducted through participation in various EU financed research projects, but he has also participated in nationally founded projects. Since 2006, he has been vice-chair of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF), and has in relation to this participated in several STECF working groups.

Peder Andersen, professor (Ph.D. in economics) has been working within fisheries economics and natural resource economics since 1979, and he has been research director in the Danish Ministry of Fisheries, director in the Danish Economics Council and Head of the Economics Department, University of Copenhagen. His research areas are bioeconomics under uncertainty, compliance and enforcement and incentives and regulation in fisheries management.

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 / 2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 289192. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.