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Harmen Verbruggen is emeritus Professor of International Environmental Economics at the VU University Amsterdam, Department of Spatial Economics. He is past Dean of the School of Business and Economics, and past Director of the Institute for Environmental Studies at the same university.


Harmen Verbruggen’s major field of specialisation is the interplay between development economics, international economic relations and environmental studies. His research interests cover the interrelationships between environment and international trade, the international coordination of environmental policies, environmental policy instruments and clean technology.

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Research Output 1991 2017

Duurzaamheid tussen overheid en markt

Verbruggen, H., 2017, Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 15 p.

Research output: Book / ReportValedictory speechProfessional

Open Access

Klimaat- en energiebeleid: een vlucht vooruit

Verbruggen, H., 2017, In : Economisch Statistische Berichten. 102, 4755, p. 533-535

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Vrijhandelsverdragen en duurzaamheid: een stap vooruit

Verbruggen, H., 2017, In : Christen Democratische Verkenningen. Autumn, 3, p. 123-130

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Groene groei economisch verkend [article]

Hofkes, M. W. & Verbruggen, H., 2016

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsitePopular

Perspectief op Groene Groei

Hofkes, M. W. & Verbruggen, H., 2016, In : Economisch Statistische Berichten. 101, 4739, p. 500-501

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Activities 2000 2016

  • 13 Lecture / Presentation
  • 1 Editorial work

The Drivers of Green Growth

M.W. Hofkes (Speaker), H. Verbruggen (Speaker)
24 Aug 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Environmental and Resource Economics (Journal)

H. Verbruggen (Member of editorial board)

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Digital dematerialisation

V.G.M. Linderhof (Speaker), J.C.J.M. van den Bergh (Speaker), H. Verbruggen (Speaker)
2 Apr 2004

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

De economie van het ruime waterbeleid

H. Verbruggen (Speaker)
31 Oct 2003

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Sustainability of Dutch economic growth; A trend analysis for the Netherlands, 1990-1995

M.W. Hofkes (Speaker), R. Gerlagh (Speaker), W. Lise (Speaker), H. Verbruggen (Speaker)
25 Jun 2002

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic