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Cees Withagen (1950) got his master’s degree at Tilburg University in 1974 in Econometrics with a specialisation in mathematical economics. In 1984 he got his PhD degree at Tilburg University (cum laude). Currently, he is professor of environmental economics at VU University Amsterdam, Department of Spatial Economics in the School of Business and Economics. He is also fellow of Tinbergen Institute and CentER (Tilburg University).

Research

Resource economics, environmental economics and international trade, sustainability, green income accounting, backstop technologies, Porter's hypothesis, evolutionary economics.

Teaching

Environmental economics (classes and thesis supervision)

Grants

ERC Advanced Grant for "Combating Climate Change: The Political Economy of Green Paradoxes", 2011

ERC GP Research Proposal

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Selected Research Output 1984 2018

Growth, renewables and the optimal carbon tax

Withagen, C. A. A. M. & van der Ploeg, F. 2014 In : International Economic Review. 55, 1, p. 283-311

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oil
Carbon tax
Economic research
Climate policy
Climate

Characterizing the sustainable problem in an exhaustible resource model

Mitra, T., Asheim, G., Buchholz, W. & Withagen, C. A. A. M. 2013 In : Journal of Economic Theory. 148, 5, p. 2164-2182

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Exhaustible resources
Resources
Maximin
Non-renewable resources
Hartwick rule

Inciting protocols

Dekker, T., Vollebergh, H. R. J., de Vries, F. P. & Withagen, C. A. A. M. 2012 In : Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 64, 1, p. 45-67

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

transboundary pollution
atmospheric pollution
protocol
convention
firm

Is there really a green paradox?

van der Ploeg, F. & Withagen, C. A. A. M. 2012 In : Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 64, 3, p. 342-363 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Paradox

Too Much Coal, too little Oil

van der Ploeg, F. & Withagen, C. A. A. M. 2012 In : Journal of Public Economics. 96, 1-2, p. 62-77

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oil
Carbon tax
Global warming
Subsidies
Carbon

When additional resource stocks reduce welfare

Benchekroun, H., Halsema, A. N. & Withagen, C. A. A. M. 2010 In : Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 59, 1, p. 109-114

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

nonrenewable resource
resource
cost
firm
Resources

Constant Savings Rates and Quasi-arithmetic Population Growth under Exhaustible Resource Constraints

Asheim, G., Buchholz, W., Hartwick, J., Mitra, T. & Withagen, C. A. A. M. 2007 In : Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 53, 2, p. 213-229 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

savings
population growth
resource
resource depletion
elasticity

Savings Growth and the Path of Utility

Hamilton, K. & Withagen, C. A. A. M. 2007 In : Canadian Journal of Economics. 40, 2, p. 703-713 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Genuine savings
Savings
Saving rate
Hartwick rule
Externalities

Activities 2000 2017

  • 20 Lecture / Presentation
  • 6 Editorial work
  • 2 Membership

Limit pricing, climate policies, and imperfect competition

Withagen, C. (Speaker)
29 Jun 2017

Activity: ProfessionalLecture / Presentation

OPEC, Shale Oil and Global Warming

Withagen, C. (Speaker)
13 Oct 2017

Activity: ProfessionalLecture / Presentation

Limit pricing in Climate Change Economies

Withagen, C. (Speaker)
19 Jan 2017

Activity: ProfessionalLecture / Presentation

On OPEC's evaporating market power and climate policy

Withagen, C. (Speaker)
5 Jul 2017

Activity: ProfessionalLecture / Presentation

European Economic Review (Journal)

Withagen, C. (Member of editorial board)
20122015

Activity: ScientificEditorial work

Prizes

ERC avanced grant

C.A.A.M. Withagen (Recipient) & F. van der Ploeg (Recipient), 2010

Prize: ScientificPrize / Award