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Herman Vollebergh is professor of Economics and Environmental Policy at Tilburg University (Department of Economics, Tilburg Sustainability Centre and CentER) and Senior Research Fellow at the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency. He is also CESifo Research Fellow in München. His teaching, research and consulting interests are in the area of environmental and public economics. His current research covers a broad range of topics including the design and effects of market based incentive mechanisms, like taxation, subsidies and tradeable permits in the energy or waste market, (environmental) cost-benefit analysis, long run relationship between emissions and income, and the effect of environmental policy on technological change. Finally, he has always been strongly involved in applying his academic work to the policy community including the OECD, European Union and the Dutch government. Recently he completed studies on energy investment credits, energy and resource taxation in the Netherlands, reform proposals for EU ETS, and the use of standards to spur eco-innovation.

For my research publications see: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1782710  or https://ideas.repec.org/e/pvo45.html#details


2016-      Professor Economics and Environmental Policy, Tilburg University

2013-      Network Research Fellow CESifo

2010-      Research Fellow Tilburg Sustainability Centre 

2010-      Associated Fellow CentER, Tilburg School of Economics 

2007-     Senior Research Fellow PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Institute 

2005-2009  Research Fellow Tinbergen Institute  Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

1989-2007  Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, EUR

1992-2004  Research Fellow, Research Center for Economic Policy (OCFEB), EUR

1995-1997  Visiting Assistant Professor Environmental Economics, Tilburg University

1986-1989  University Teacher, Department of Social Sciences, EUR

PhD supervision

Member of PhD Committees at: 

Ecole des Mines Paris (A. Dechezlepêtre, 2009),

Erasmus University (S. Dominguez Martinez, 2007),

KU Leuven (S. de Jager, 2011; M. Dubois, 2013),

Tilburg University (S. Sen, 2014 and I. van den Bijgaart, 2016) 

VU University (A. Dimitropoulos, 2016 en J. Jansen, 2019),

Universiteit Delft (D. Diaz Arias 2018)

Universiteit Groningen (T. Jong 2018)



  • Environmental Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Environmental Policy
  • Economics Of Innovation
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Energy Economics
  • Environmental Taxation
  • Renewable Energy

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Research Output 1992 2020

Open Access

Leidraad Milieubeleidsinstrumenten: Sturing Binnen Kaders: Achtergrondrapport

Vollebergh, H. & Renes, G., 2020, Den Haag: Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access

Economische effecten van CO2-beprijzing: Varianten vergeleken

Vollebergh, H., Romijn, G., Tijm, J., Brink, C. & Bollen, J., Jun 2019, Den Haag: Centraal Planbureau (CPB). 17 p.

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Open Access

Veel milieuschade bij grondstoffengebruik blijft onbelast

Dijk, J., Drissen, E., Vollebergh, H. & Vrijburg, H., Mar 2019, In : Economisch Statistische Berichten. 104, 4771, p. 110-113

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

Open Access

Circulaire economie als vliegwiel van klimaattransitie

Drissen, E. & Vollebergh, H., Nov 2018, Klimaatbeleid: Kosten, Kansen en Keuzes: Preadviezen 2018 . van Soest, D., Smulders, S. & Gerlagh, R. (eds.). Den Haag: Koninklijke Vereniging voor de Staatshuishoudkunde, Vol. Preadviezen 2018. p. 93-101

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Open Access

Activities 1997 2019

  • 5 Invited talk
  • 1 Membership of committee
  • 1 Oral presentation

Carbon Pricing in the Netherlands

Herman Vollebergh (Speaker)
20 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

OECD Expert Meeting

Herman Vollebergh (Speaker)
2 Sep 1997

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkProfessional

Economendag 1997

Herman Vollebergh (Speaker)
1 May 1997

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

Environmental Externalities in Biomass Markets

Herman Vollebergh (Speaker)
1 Mar 1997

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Conference/Workshop: European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics

Herman Vollebergh (Speaker)
26 Jun 1997

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific