ICREA Research Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science & Technology, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona. Also honorary professor of Environmental & Resource Economics in the School of Economics & Business and Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam (VUA). He is editor-in-chief of the journal Environmental Innovation & 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 (>17000 Google Scholar citations). He received the Royal Shell Prize 2002, IEC's Environmental Prize 2011, several awards for publications, and an ERC Advanced Grant. His latest book is Human Evolution Beyond Biology and Culture: Evolutionary Social, Environmental and Policy Sciences (Cambridge University Press, 2018).
The intersection of economics, environmental science and innovation studies. Work in recent years focuses on the design of effective climate policy (notably carbon pricing) and carbon/energy rebound, particularly under bounded rationality. Work involves application of methods and insights 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.