drs. FH Oosterhuis

  • Room 8A-57, NU-building

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

    1081 HV Amsterdam

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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, waste and chemicals to agriculture and biodiversity.

Frans works mainly on studies for the European Commission and other European institutions (including the European Parliament and the European Environment Agency), the Dutch government (including PBL and RIVM) and local public authorities.

He also supervises students' resarch projects in the Environment and Resource Management course and thesis work in the Earth, Economics and Sustainability course. 

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

Expertise

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

Education

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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