Economic impact assessment of invasive plant pests in the European Union

T.A.A. Soliman

Research output: Thesisinternal PhD, WU


According to the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures (SPS Agreement) of the World Trade Organization (WTO), phytosanitary measures should be economically justifiable. The economic impact assessments within a pest risk analysis are currently based on a framework with qualitative questions and not on an explicit quantification of costs. Available quantitative methodologies to assess plant health risks, and in particular economic impacts, are currently hardly applied in the assessment of plant health risks for the EU, restricting the economic justification of plant health policies.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
  • Oude Lansink, Alfons, Promotor
  • van der Werf, Wopke, Co-promotor
  • Mourits, Monique, Co-promotor
Award date5 Sept 2012
Place of PublicationS.l.
Print ISBNs9789461733474
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2012


  • plant pests
  • plant diseases
  • plant parasitic nematodes
  • invasive species
  • economic impact
  • assessment
  • european union


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