Damien Jourdain

Senior Research Fellow

Damien Jourdain is a CIRAD Agricultural and Natural Resources Economist, working with the UMR “Water Management, Uses, Actors” (G-EAU). He holds a PhD in Agricultural, Food and Rural Development Economics from the University of Montpellier.

Damien Jourdain

At the Center for the Study of Governance Innovation, University of Pretoria, he is mainly interested in economic instruments leading to a better governance of natural resources, especially water. He is located and works closely with the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA), Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences of the University of Pretoria (UP).

His research program focuses on:

  1. The economic value of hydro-ecosystems,
  2. The impacts of water allocation policies (efficiency, equity) and
    the potential implications for the food and energy sectors, and
  3. The economic and institutional instruments conducive to a reduction in water
    consumption by the different sectors.

Previously, he was seconded to the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand (2010-17), the Social Sciences Division of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Vietnam (2006-10), the International Center for the Improvement of (CIMMYT) in Mexico (1997-2002), and the
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in Thailand (1991-1995).