• Room 8A-57, NU-building

  • Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), De Boelelaan 1111

    1081 HV Amsterdam

1992 …2019
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Frans Oosterhuis has some 30 years of experience with applied, policy-oriented research on a wide range of environmental issues. Having a background in economics, he is used to work both independently and in close cooperation with people from various disciplinary backgrounds and in international research teams.

Frans’ recent fields of research include, among others, the use and effectiveness of economic instruments in environmental policy, the impact of specific policies and instruments on innovation and the diffusion of cleaner technology, environmentally harmful subsidies, and the implementation of EU environmental policy in the Netherlands. Application areas range from energy, transport, climate, air, water and waste to biodiversity.

Between 2005 and 2015 Frans has been the coordinator of an international consortium performing economic studies for DG Environment of the European Commission and has contributed to a number of these studies. He has been involved in several projects for other European institutions (including the European Parliament and the European Environment Agency) as well.

The Dutch Ministry of Environment (I&M; previously:VROM) is another main client for which he works. In recent years, he has contributed to various studies for VROM on economic instruments and he has participated in a number of projects under the STEM programme (evaluation of environmental legislation for VROM). He is also co-author of the I&M-sponsored Handbook on EU environmental policy in the Netherlands.

Frans is editor of the Newsletter on Environment and Economics (in Dutch).


  • Economic analysis and assessment of environmental policies
  • Design and evaluation (ex ante and ex post) of economic instruments


1984: Masters degree in economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Main subjects: regional and environmental economics; subsidiary subjects: administrative law and spatial planning.

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capacity building Earth & Environmental Sciences
European Commission Earth & Environmental Sciences
communication Earth & Environmental Sciences
economic instrument Earth & Environmental Sciences
plastic waste Earth & Environmental Sciences
economics Agriculture & Biology
domestic waste Earth & Environmental Sciences
Recycling Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1992 2019

Effectiveness of deposit-refund systems for household waste in the Netherlands: Applying a partial equilibrium model

Linderhof, V., Oosterhuis, F. H., van Beukering, P. J. H. & Bartelings, H., 15 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Environmental Management. 232, p. 842-850 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

domestic waste
Electric appliances

Het Bredase klimaatbeleid: Evaluatie 2008-2018: mooie ambities, nu naar meer resultaat!

Oosterhuis, F. H., Korteland, M., Warringa, G. & Wiggers, J., Dec 2019, Rekenkamer Breda. 166 p.

Research output: Book / ReportReportProfessional

Approach for Evaluation of PBTs Subject to Authorisation and Restriction Procedures in context of Socio-economic analysis: Final Report, Part 1

Gabbert, S., Hahn, S., Nendza, M., Klein, M. & Oosterhuis, F. H., 14 Jun 2018, Brussels: European Commission. 198 p.

Research output: Book / ReportReportProfessional

Factsheet Joint Project Mechanism

Oosterhuis, F. H., Aug 2018, Den Haag: Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat. 3 p. (Wetenschappelijk factsheet; vol. 2018, no. Z14944)

Research output: Book / ReportReportProfessional

Activities 2001 2017

  • 17 Lecture / Presentation

Reduced port fees for separated plastic waste in Rotterdam and Amsterdam

F.H. Oosterhuis (Speaker)
3 Apr 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

Methodological issues in identifying and measuring fossil fuel subsidies

F.H. Oosterhuis (Speaker)
22 Sep 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Environmentally Harmful Subsidies and their Reform

F.H. Oosterhuis (Speaker)
17 Sep 2013

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic