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1978 …2019

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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


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


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