Dale Whittington

Visiting Professor


Dale Whittington
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 5377

Office Location

469C Bukit Timah Road
VIP Room 3
Oei Tiong Ham Building

Singapore 259772


Dale Whittington is a Professor in the Departments of Environmental Science & Engineering and City & Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), and a Visiting Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He also holds a part-time position at the Manchester Business School. He is the author of over 100 publications, including (with Prof. Duncan MacRae) a graduate textbook on public policy analysis, Expert Advice for Policy Choice (Georgetown University Press, 1997). He serves as a resource person and research advisor for two international environmental economics networks: 1) Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA); and 2) Latin American and Caribbean Environmental Economics Program (LACEEP). He is also Chair of the Board of the Environment for Development research network (EfD) based in the Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Prof. Whittington is a member of the Technical Committee of the Global Water Partnership (GWP), and has served as consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United States Agency for International Development, OECD, Hopi Tribe, and numerous other organizations. In 2011-2012 he was a Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg. With Dr. Duncan Thomas (Manchester Business School), in the spring of 2014 Prof. Whittington designed and launched the University of Manchester’s largest Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), “Water Supply and Sanitation Policy in Developing Countries.” Over 17,000 students participated from 184 countries.

Dale Whittington - CV


Recent Academic Publications

  • Expert Advice for Policy Choice: Analysis and Discourse. Georgetown University Press. 1997. 430 pages. (with Duncan MacRae, Jr.)

  •  “The Issue of Standing in Cost-Benefit Analysis.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 1986. Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 665-682. (with Duncan MacRae, Jr.).

  •  “The Grand Renaissance Dam and Prospects for Cooperation on the Eastern Nile.” Water Policy. 2014. 16, pp. 595608. (with John Waterbury and Marc Jeuland).

  •  “Water Resources Planning under Climate Change: Assessing the Robustness of Real Options for the Blue Nile.” Water Resources Research. Water Resources Research, 50, 2014. doi:10.1002/2013WR013705. (with Marc Jeuland).

  •  “A diagnostic tool for estimating the incidence of subsidies delivered by water utilities in low- and medium-income countries, with illustrative simulations. Utility Policy. Vol. 34, pp 70-81. 2015. (with C Nauges, D Fuente, X Wu).

  •  “Setting Priorities, Targeting Subsidies among Water, Sanitation, and Preventative Health Interventions in Developing Countries.” World Development. 2012. 40, 8: 1456-1568. (with Marc Jeuland, Kate Barker, and Yvonne Yuen).

  •  “Economic Costs incurred by households in the 2011 Greater Bangkok Flood.” Water Resources Research. 51, 58–77, doi:10.1002/2014WR015982. 2015. (with Orapan Nabangchang, Maura Allaire, Prinyarat Leangcharoan, and Rawadee Jarungrattanapong).

  • “What Have We Learned from Twenty Years of Stated Preference Studies in Less Developed Countries?” Annual Review of Resource Economics. Vol. 2, 2010. pp. 209-236. 

  • Using private demand studies to calculate socially-optimal vaccine subsidies in developing countries.” Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 6-28. 2009. (with Joseph Cook, Marc Jeuland, Brian Maskery, Donald Lauria, Dipika Sur, and John Clemens).

  •  “Estimating the private benefits of vaccination against cholera in Beira, Mozambique: A travel cost application.” Journal of Development Economics. Vol. 91, Issue 2, March 2010. pp. 310-322. (with Marc Jeuland, Marcelino Lucas, and John Clemens).

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