Bio

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.

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Recent publications

  1. Faseer fossiele belastingvoordelen uit, en doe het snel

    Gerlagh, R., Smulders, S., & van Soest, D. (2023). Faseer fossiele belastingvoordelen uit, en doe het snel. Het Financieele Dagblad. https://fd.nl/opinie/1489491/faseer-fossiele-belastingvoordelen-uit-en-doe-het-snel
  2. Shale gas revolution could paralyse the energy transition

    Gerlagh, R., & Smulders, S. (2023). Shale gas revolution could paralyse the energy transition. Nature Climate Change. Advance online publication.
  3. Climate Damages in Convergence-Consistent Growth Projections

    Harding, T., Moreno-Cruz, J. B., Quaas, M., Rickels, W., & Smulders, S. (2023). Climate Damages in Convergence-Consistent Growth Projections. CESifo. https://www.cesifo.org/en/publications/2023/working-paper/climate-damages-convergence-consistent-growth-projections
  4. Dynamic resource management under weak property rights - A tale of th…

    Rodriguez, M., & Smulders, S. (2022). Dynamic resource management under weak property rights: A tale of thieves and trespassers. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 112, Article 102622.
  5. Induced innovation in energy technologies and systems - A review of e…

    Grubb, M., Drummond, P., Poncia, A., McDowall, W., Popp, D., Samadi, S., Penasco, C., Gillingham, K. T., Smulders, S., Glachant, M., Hassall, G., Mizuno, E., Rubin, E. S., Dechezlepretre, A., & Pavan, G. (2021). Induced innovation in energy technologies and systems: A review of evidence and potential implications for CO2 mitigation. Environmental Research Letters, 16(4), Article 043007.

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