Prof. Whittington’s current research focuses on four main areas:
1) Use of hydro-economic optimization models to better understand the economic and strategic issues involved in building new infrastructure in major river basins such as the Nile and the Ganges;
2) Municipal water and sanitation tariff design;
3) Development of stated preferences techniques methodologies for estimating the economic value of nonmarket goods and services;
4) Economic and financial issues involved in expanding the use of new generation vaccines against typhoid and cholera in low and middle-income countries.