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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.

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Recent publications

  1. Who turns the global thermostat and by how much?

    Rickels, W., Quaas, M., Smulders, S., Moreno-cruz, J., Ricke, K., & Quaas, J. (2020). Who turns the global thermostat and by how much? Energy Economics, 91, 104852.
  2. How important are uncertainty and dynamics for environmental and clim…

    Schubert, K., & Smulders, S. (2019). How important are uncertainty and dynamics for environmental and climate policy? Some analytics. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 97, 1-22.
  3. Discounting in the presence of scarce ecosystem services

    Zhu, X., Smulders, S., & de Zeeuw, A. (2019). Discounting in the presence of scarce ecosystem services. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 98, [102272].
  4. Taking time for the environment - On timing and the role of delays in…

    Bretschger, L., & Smulders, S. (2018). Taking time for the environment: On timing and the role of delays in environmental and resource economics. Environmental & Resource Economics, 70(4), 731-736.
  5. Intergenerational altruism with future bias

    Gonzalez, F., Lazkano, I., & Smulders, S. (2018). Intergenerational altruism with future bias. Journal of Economic Theory, 178, 436-454.

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