Personal profile

Research interests

Daan van Soest is an environmental economist who focuses on using behavioral insights and (field-) experimental methods to assess and improve the effectiveness of environmental policy making – in developed countries, and also in developing countries. 

Career

Appointments:

  • Since September 2013: Professor of Environmental Economics, Tilburg University;
  • January 2009 - August 2013: Professor of Environmental Economics at VU University Amsterdam (0.6 fte);
  • June 2006 - August 2013: Associate Professor, Tilburg University (0.4 fte from Jan. 1, 2009, onwards);
  • July 1998 - May 2006: Assistant Professor at Tilburg University (tenured since Jan. 1, 2004);
  • October 1997 - June 1998:Economic Advisor to the General Secretary of ATIBT, Association Technique des Bois Tropicaux, Paris. Coordination of sustainable forest management projects in tropical rainforests;
  • September 1993 - September 1997: Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Economics at Groningen University (The Netherlands).

 

Management:

  • Co-head of department, Department of Economics, Tilburg University (2021-);
  • Academic director, Tilburg Sustainability Center (2013-2020);
  • Chair (2006–2010) and member (2003–2006), Educational Board of the BSc and MSc of Economics, and of the BSc and MSc of International Economics and Finance, Tilburg University.

 

Editorial services:

  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Resource and Energy Economics (2015–);
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Environmental and Resource Economics (2013–);
  • Co–editor–in–chief, Resource and Energy Economics (January 2012 – August 2015);
  • Co–editor, Environmental and Resource Economics (2007–2013).

Current courses

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PhD supervision

(Co)supervisor of PhD theses:

  • Mirthe Boomsma (with B. Vollaard; defended September 8, 2021);
  • Julius Rüschenpöhler (with P.S. Dalton; defended January 14, 2019);
  • Rahel Kitessa (with E.C.M. van der Heijden; May 22, 2018);
  • Justin Dijk (with J.H. Ansink; July 2, 2015);
  • Haki Pamuk (with E,H. Bulte; September 9, 2014);
  • Jan Stoop (with Ch. Noussair; March 16, 2011);
  • Andries Richter (with J. Grasman; March 4, 2011);
  • Jetske Bouma (with A.J. de Zeeuw and E.H. Bulte; February 1, 2008).

External positions

Teaching and research (Wageningen University and Research)

1 Sept 2020 → …

External advisor (Raad van State)

1 Aug 2018 → …

Advice and economic research (Netherlands Bureau of Economic Policy Analysis)

1 Sept 2017 → …

Joint research (Cambridge university, department of land economy)

1 Sept 2016 → …

Council of advisors regarding the energy transition (MidPoint Brabant)

1 Sept 2013 → …

Keywords

  • Environmental Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainable Development
  • Experimental Economics
  • Development Economics

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