Bio

In 1999 I received my PhD and won a 5-year scholarship by the NWO. I visited Oslo, 2006, by invitation from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. From 2006 to 2009, I held a chair in Environmental Economics at the Economics Department, University of Manchester, UK. Since 2009, I am Professor of Economics at Tilburg University. From 2011 to 2014, I was Coordinating Lead Author of the fifth assessment report of the IPCCWGIII, and was joint Head of the Economics Department from 2015 to 2019. From September 2021 onwards I have been vice dean research at the Tilburg School of Economics and Management.

I have published mostly in economic journals on climate policies and green innovation. I consider the energy transition towards fossil-free as obviously necessary, even if our policies are too little too late. I am pleased to see that Europe is at the world forefront. My current research also looks at the next big transition, towards circularity.

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Recent publications

  1. De energiecrisis versnelt de energietransitie

    Gerlagh, R., & Vollebergh, H. (2023). De energiecrisis versnelt de energietransitie. Economisch Statistische Berichten, 108(4817), 32-35. https://esb.nu/de-energiecrisis-versneltde-energietransitie/
  2. 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
  3. Climate, Technology, Family Size; on the Crossroad between Two Ultima…

    Gerlagh, R. (2022). Climate, Technology, Family Size; on the Crossroad between Two Ultimate Externalities. (CentER Discussion Paper; Vol. 2022-027). CentER, Center for Economic Research.
  4. Fertility and climate change

    Gerlagh, R., Lupi, V., & Galeotti, M. (2022). Fertility and climate change. The Scandinavian Journal of Economics. Advance online publication.
  5. Richt prijsplafond zo in dat we de momenten van gratis energie optima…

    Gerlagh, R. (Author). (2022). Richt prijsplafond zo in dat we de momenten van gratis energie optimaal benutten. Web publication/site, Economisch Statistische Berichten. https://esb.nu/richt-prijsplafond-zo-in-dat-we-de-momenten-van-gratis-energie-optimaal-benutten/

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