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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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sustainability Earth & Environmental Sciences
ecological footprint Earth & Environmental Sciences
economic structure Earth & Environmental Sciences
sustainable development Earth & Environmental Sciences
income Earth & Environmental Sciences
development indicator Earth & Environmental Sciences
economic growth Earth & Environmental Sciences
ecological economics Earth & Environmental Sciences

Research Output 1980 2018

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

Naschrift bij 'Kosten en baten van ‘groene’ welvaart'

Hofkes, M. W. & Verbruggen, H., 2014, In : Tijdschrift voor Openbare Financien. 46, 2, p. 91-92

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

Van groene welvaartsmaten tot een nationale maatschappelijke kosten-batenanalyse

Hofkes, M. W. & Verbruggen, H., 2012, In : Tijdschrift voor Openbare Financien. 44, 4, p. 247-253 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

De ecologische voetafdruk: baken of dwaallicht?

van den Bergh, J. C. J. M. & Verbruggen, H., 2008, Van Natuurlandschap tot Risicomaatschappij. Wusten, H., Dietz, T. & Hertog, F. (eds.). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, p. 80-84 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

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

Is economic growth sustainable? A trend analysis for the Netherlands, 1990-1995

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

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic