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  • Warandelaan 2, Cobbenhagen Building, room C 171

    5037 AB Tilburg


1978 …2018
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Research interests

Environmental economics in general. That means an economic view and approach w.r.t. environmental problems, but also integrating the environment into economic analyses. Research mainly focuses on international environmental agreements and the economics of ecological systems.


Previous positions

  • 1993-2017 Professor of Environmental Economics, Tilburg University
  • 2009-13 Scientific director Tilburg Sustainability Center
  • 2007-09 Director Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2007-09 Adviser Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency
  • 2000-09 Member Dutch Advisory Council for Research on Nature and Environment
  • 2004-08 Co-Editor Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
  • 2005-07 Scientific director CentER, Tilburg University
  • 2001-04 Head Department of Economics, Tilburg University
  • 1998-01 Director of Graduate Studies, Tilburg University
  • 1998-00 President European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • 1992-94 Dean Faculty of Economics, Tilburg University
  • 1989-92 Full professor quantitative economics, director Network Quantitative Economics, Tilburg University and Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 1985-89 Associate professor mathematical economics, Tilburg University
  • 1980-85 Assistant professor mathematics, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
  • 1978-80 Research fellow, Netherlands Organization for the Advancement of Pure Research
  • 1977-78 Consultant, Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research

PhD supervision

Doctoral thesis supervision

  • Max Merbis
  • Raymond Gradus
  • Fons Groot
  • Harold Houba
  • Herman Cesar
  • Casper van der Tak
  • Rob Aalbers
  • Talitha Feenstra
  • Nico Vellinga
  • Jardena Kroeze-Gil
  • Rossella Bargiacchi
  • Corrado di Maria
  • Jetske Bouma
  • Al Gore (honorary)
  • Partha Dasgupta (honorary)
  • John List (honorary)

Doctoral thesis committee

  • Gerard van den Berg
  • Marco Wilke
  • Lex Meijdam
  • Margriet Klompstra
  • Sjak Smulders
  • Rudy Douven
  • Arie Weeren
  • Erwin Bulte
  • Jenny Ligthart
  • Reyer Gerlagh
  • Urs Steiner Brandt
  • Herman Vollebergh
  • Bram van den Broek
  • Mirjam Koster
  • Ioulia Ossokina
  • Frans de Vries
  • Peter Mulder
  • Abay Mulatu
  • Henk van der Veen
  • Evgenia Motchenkova
  • Basak Bayramoglu
  • Pim Heijnen
  • Juan-Carlos Altamirano-Cabrera
  • Philippe Delacote
  • Marius Ochea
  • Stephen Kuchta
  • Alex Halsema
  • Christian Bogmans
  • Gerard van der Meijden
  • Thomas Michielsen

External positions

Teaching (PBL)

25 Jun 201726 Jun 2017


  • Environmental Economics
  • Environmental Policy
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Sustainability
  • International Environmental Agreements
  • Dynamic Game Theory

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technology adoption Earth & Environmental Sciences
ecosystem service Earth & Environmental Sciences
development economics Earth & Environmental Sciences
pollution tax Earth & Environmental Sciences
reciprocity Earth & Environmental Sciences
global economy Earth & Environmental Sciences
lake Earth & Environmental Sciences
environmental economics Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 1978 2018

Climate tipping and economic growth: Precautionary capital and the price of carbon

van der Ploeg, F. & de Zeeuw, A., Oct 2018, In : Journal of the European Economic Association. 16, 5, p. 1577-1617

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Economic growth
Elasticity of intertemporal substitution

Dynamic games of international pollution control: A selective review

de Zeeuw, A., 2018, Handbook of Dynamic Game Theory. Basar, T. & Zaccour, G. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 703-728

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Open-loop Nash equilibrium
Pollution control
Dynamic games
Nash equilibrium

Natuur verdient een lagere discontovoet

Renes, G., Ruijs, A., de Zeeuw, A. & Koetse, M., Sep 2018, In : Economisch Statistische Berichten. 103, 4766, p. 468-471

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Managing a renewable resource facing the risk of a regime shift in the ecological system

de Zeeuw, A. & He, X., 17 Feb 2017, In : Resource and Energy Economics. 48, p. 42-54 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Ecological systems
Regime shift
Renewable resources
Optimal management

Optimal management of ecosystem services with pollution traps: The lake model revisited

de Zeeuw, A., Grass, D. & Xepapadeas, A., Dec 2017, In : Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economics. 4, 4, p. 1121-1154

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

ecosystem service
common property resource

Prizes / Recognition

2018 European Lifetime Achievement Award in Environmental Economics

Aart de Zeeuw (Recipient), 27 Jun 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

environmental economics

Tjalling C. Koopmans Medal

Aart de Zeeuw (Recipient), Sep 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)