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Sjak Smulders is professor of economics at Tilburg University, Department of Economics and Tilburg Sustainability Centre. Previously he held the Svare Chair at the University of Calgary and was Leibniz professor at Leipzig university and visiting assistant professor at Stanford University. He is also a research fellow at CESifo and the Kiel Institute, and advised World Bank and OECD.
Smulders’ research examines the impact of environmental and energy policies on economic growth, as well as the sources of economic growth in a variety of contexts. Other interests include climate economics, economic history, and international trade. Current research projects relate to Geo-engineering, the circular economy, and migration.