Jeroen van den Bergh is ICREA Research Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science & Technology of Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona. He is also honorary professor of Environmental & Resource Economics in the Faculty of Economics & Business Administration and the Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam (VUA). In addition, he is editor-in-chief of the journal Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. Previously, he was professor of Environmental Economics (1997-2007) at VUA and member of the Dutch Energy Council (2003-2007). He obtained a Masters degree in Econometrics & Operations Research from Tilburg University, and a PhD from VUA. His work is much cited, with e.g. >16000 'Google Scholar citations'. He won the Royal Shell Prize 2002 and the IEC Environmental Prize 2011, received several awards for publications, and obtained an ERC Advanced Grant.
He works on the intersection of economics, environmental science and innovation studies. Work in recent years is focused on environmental innovation (notably renewable energy), the design of effective climate policy (notably carbon pricing) and carbon/energy rebound. He makes frequent use of insights and approaches of behavioral and evolutionary economics. Past work covered integrated environmental-economic modelling, contributions to the growth-versus-environment debate, economic policy analysis of dematerialization and recycling, and spatial/international aspects of environmental policy.
Key wordsEnvironmental and resource economics | Energy and climate economics | Environmental science and ecological economics | Evolutionary economics and innovation studies | Spatial (regional, transport and urban) economics.