Michiel H.A. Wind

Michiel H.A. Wind (Msc)Problems and solutions on the borderline between environment and economics have my special interest. As a consultant in this field, I accept jobs as policy advisor both for the public sector, non-profit organisations and (for-profit) companies.

I was educated as a MSc in forestry at the agricultural university of Norway. Specialized in environmental economics, primarily in monetary valuation of environmental goods, but also market based instruments (like environmental taxes and emissions trading) and social cost-benefit analyses. Since I have been living in Norway for 7 years, I am able to communicate easily in the whole of Scandinavia using Norwegian language.


Analytical, accurate, independent, self-employed, perseverant, innovative, good proficiency in expressing in writing.

Relevant working experience

March 2016 - present Board member (secretary) of WaterFocus Cooperative in Bunnik, The Netherlands. Cooperative of some 50 independant consultants in the field of water expertise. Also, I am a founding member of the cooperative, founded in 2013.
2012 - 2015 Guest lecturer at University of Applied Sciences Utrecht, The Netherlands, teaching general Environmental Economics to graduated students.
2010 - 2011 Consultant Researcher Environmental Economics at Deltares, Utrecht and Delft, The Netherlands
1996 - present Independent consultant Environmental Economics, - policy and sustainable forestry; specialisations in water, energy, climate change, and the policy instrument of emissions trading.
1995 - 1996 Environmental policy advisor at municipality of Zwijndrecht (The Netherlands), development and co-ordination of municipal environmental policy.
1995 - 1996 TNO-report 'Milieukosten en -baten, een inleiding', (Environmental costs and - benefits), on some of the most important possibilities of environmental economics, written for non-economists (in Dutch)
1994 - 1997 Advisor and director on administrative and ecological affairs with, Sicirec SA, intermediate investments in ecologically responsible teak-wood plantations in Costa Rica
1991 - 1993 Environmental policy advisor, ministry of Housing, Physical Planning and Environment (VROM): assesment of requests for subsidies and offers for research projects (mainly for a large project for reduction of Volatile Organic Compounds, named KWS-2000); secretary of panels of different levels of authorities and business representatives; advising and breaking in the project leader of KWS-2000
1990 - 1991 Research assistant Environmental Economics, Agricultural University of Norway: estimating the monetary value of environmental goods, using questionnaires on willingness to pay (the Contingent Valuation Method or CVM)


  • 2015, PhD-course State of the Art in Payment for Environmental Services and Market-Based Instruments, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) Umeå, Sweden. 7.5 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
  • 1993, exam in Environmental Economics at the Open University in Heerlen (The Netherlands);
  • 1990, exam Forest engineer (MSc) at the Agricultural University of Norway, specialisation and MSc thesis on Environmental Economics;
  • 1986, exam Forest Technician at the State Forestry School in Brandbu, Norway.

Personal data

Born: 1960
Nationality: Dutch

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