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Michiel van Dijk joined IIASA’s Ecosystems Services and Management Program (ESM) as a Research Scholar in November 2016. He is a development economist with interest in the analysis and assessment of technology, food security and agricultural policies in developing countries and emerging economies using integrated assessment models, econometrics and scenario analysis.
Currently Dr. Van Dijk works on the Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy, and Land (IS-WEL) project funded by IIASA, UNIDO and GEF to assess the food-energy-water nexus at global and sub-regional level using a combination of models. He will also contribute to the development of the GLOBIOM model by integrating and linking micro-level survey data. In addition, Dr. van Dijk is involved in projects funded by DFID and CIMMYT to analyze maize yield gaps in several African countries using integrating agronomic and economic approaches and he participates in the scenario development and modeling of global food and nutrition security futures as part of the FP7 FOODSECURE project. Previous projects included the assessment of climate change, food security and poverty in Ghana, the analysis of future land use in Vietnam and an assessment of the bio-based economy in Malaysia.
Dr. van Dijk received his PhD from Eindhoven University of Technology, in the field of technology and development studies. Prior to joining IIASA, he held various positions as assistant professor, researcher and campaigns officer at Eindhoven University of Technology, Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), Oxfam Netherlands and Wageningen Economic Research (formerly known as LEI), where he is continuing his assignment as senior researcher for one day per week.
Last update: 10-NOV-2016
van Dijk M, Morley T, van Loon M, Reidsma P, Tesfaye K, & van Ittersum MK (2020). Reducing the maize yield gap in Ethiopia: Decomposition and policy simulation. Agricultural Systems 183: e102828. DOI:10.1016/j.agsy.2020.102828.
van Meijl H, Shutes L, Valin H , Stehfest E, van Dijk M, Kuiper M, Tabeau A, van Zeist W-J, et al. (2020). Modelling alternative futures of global food security: Insights from FOODSECURE. Global Food Security 25: e100358. DOI:10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100358.
van Dijk M, Gramberger M, Laborde D, Mandryk M, Shutes L, Stehfest E, Valin H , & Faradsch K (2020). Stakeholder-designed scenarios for global food security assessments. Global Food Security 24: e100352. DOI:10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100352.
Palazzo A , van Dijk M, Havlik P , Krisztin T, & Frank S (2019). Assessing Climate Smart Agriculture in an uncertain future to reach development and mitigation goals in Zambia. In: Systems Analysis and Africa Conference, December 2019, Pretoria, South Africa.
FABLE 2019 (2019). Pathways to Sustainable Land-Use and Food Systems. International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)
van Dijk M, Palazzo A , Poblete Cazenave M, Havlik P , & Pachauri S (2019). Assessing the land-energy nexus in Southern Africa: An integrated assessment and scenario approach. In: EGU General Assembly 2019, 7-9 April 2019, Vienna, Austria.
Willaarts B , Magnuszewski P, Palazzo A , Parkinson S, Mayor Rodriguez B, Vinca A , van Dijk M, & Langan S (2019). Bridging the gap across scales in scenario planning: Co-designing water-energy-land visions and pathways in transboundary basins. In: Scenario Forum Conference, 10-13 March 2019, Denver, USA.
Frank S , Havlik P , Stehfest E, van Meijl H, Witzke P, Pérez-Domínguez I, van Dijk M, Doelman JC, et al. (2019). Agricultural non-CO2 emission reduction potential in the context of the 1.5 °C target. Nature Climate Change 9 (1): 66-72. DOI:10.1038/s41558-018-0358-8.
Johnson N, Burek P , Byers E , Falchetta G, Flörke M, Fujimori S, Havlik P , Hejazi M, et al. (2019). Integrated Solutions for the Water-Energy-Land Nexus: Are Global Models Rising to the Challenge? Water 11 (11): no. 2223. DOI:10.3390/w11112223.
Palazzo A , van Dijk M, Willaarts B , Magnuszewski P, Mayor Rodriguez B, Burek P , Kahil T , Tang T , et al. (2018). Integrated solutions for water, energy, and land nexus management the Zambezi Basin: stakeholder engagement and modeling. In: 3rd Zambezi Basin Stakeholders’ forum: Water-Energy-Food-Ecosystems (WEFE) Nexus for Socio-Economic Benefits in the Zambezi River Basin, 8-9 October 2018, Lilongwe, Malawi.
van Dijk M, You L, Mosnier A, Havlik P , & Palazzo A (2018). Generating high-resolution national crop distribution maps: Combining statistics, gridded data and surveys using an optimization approach. In: 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE), August 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
See L , Fritz S, Moorthy I, Danylo O, van Dijk M, & Ryan B (2018). Using Remote Sensing and Geospatial Information for Sustainable Development. In: From Summits to Solutions: Innovations in Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. Eds. Desai, R.M., Kato, H., Kharas, H. & McArthur, J.W., pp. 172-198 Brookings Institution Press. ISBN 9780815736639
van Meijl H, Havlik P , Lotze-Campen H, Stehfest E, Witzke P, Domínguez IP, Bodirsky BL, van Dijk M, et al. (2018). Comparing impacts of climate change and mitigation on global agriculture by 2050. Environmental Research Letters 13 (6): e064021. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aabdc4.
Willaarts B , Langan S , Balkovic J , Burek P , Byers E , Deppermann A, Frank S , Gidden M, et al. (2018). Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy and Land Progress report 3. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Palazzo A , Havlik P , & van Dijk M (2017). Future energy, food, and water trade-offs in the Zambezi river basin: A model analysis of Zambia. In: Global Food Security Conference, December 2017.
Palazzo A , Havlik P , Leclere D, van Dijk M, & Deppermann A (2017). Hotspots in land and water resource uses on the way toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. In: Impacts World Conference, 11-13 Octover 2017.
van Dijk M, Morley T, Jongeneel R, van Ittersum M, Reidsma P, & Ruben R (2017). Disentangling agronomic and economic yield gaps: An integrated framework and application. Agricultural Systems 154: 90-99. DOI:10.1016/j.agsy.2017.03.004.
Smeets Kristkova Z, Gardebroek C, van Dijk M, & van Meijl H (2017). The impact of R&D on factor-augmenting technical change – an empirical assessment at the sector level. Economic Systems Research: 1-33. DOI:10.1080/09535314.2017.1316707.
Kristkova ZS, van Dijk M, & van Meijl H (2017). Assessing the Impact of Agricultural R&D Investments on Long-Term Projections of Food Security. In: World Agricultural Resources and Food Security. Eds. Schmitz, A., Kennedy, P.L. & Schmitz, T.G., pp. 1-17 United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing Limited. ISBN 978-1-78714-516-010.1108/S1574-871520170000017001.
Willaarts B , Langan S , Balkovic J , Burek P , Byers E , Deppermann A, Gidden M, Greve P, et al. (2017). Integrated Solutions for Water, Energy and Land Progress report 2. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
van Dijk M, Kroezen J, & Slob B (2017). From Pilsner Desert to Craft Beer Oasis: The Rise of Craft Brewing in the Netherlands. In: Economic Perspectives on Craft Beer. pp. 259-293 Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave McMillan. ISBN 978-3-319-58235-110.1007/978-3-319-58235-1_10.
van Dijk M, Gramberger M, Laborde D, Mandryk M, Shutes L, Stehfest E, Valin H , & Zellmer K (2016). Scenarios to explore global food security up to 2050: Development process, storylines and quantification of drivers. In: International Association of Agricultural Economists 2015 Conference, 9-14 August 2015, Milan, Italy.
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