ICREA Research Professor at Institute of Environmental Science & Technology, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona. Honorary Professor of Environmental & Resource Economics in School of Economics & Business and Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam (VUA). Editor-in-chief of journal Environmental Innovation & Societal Transitions. Previously, full professor of Environmental Economics (1997-2007) at VUA. A Master degree in Econometrics & Operations Research from Tilburg University, and a PhD from VUA. His work is much cited, indicated by more than 20,000 citations in Google Scholar. He received the Royal Shell Prize 2002, IEC's (Sant Jordi) Environmental Prize 2011, an ERC Advanced Grant in 2017, and an honorary doctorate from the Netherlands’ Open University in 2019. His latest book is Human Evolution Beyond Biology and Culture: Evolutionary Social, Environmental and Policy Sciences (Cambridge University Press).
I work on the interface of economics, environmental/climate 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. Research involves application of methods and insights of behavioural and evolutionary economics. Past studies 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.