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Jeroen van den Bergh teaches and does research on the interface of economics, environmental science and innovation studies. His current interest is the application of evolutionary and innovation economics to stimulate a transition to a sustainable energy system, and the economics of climate change and policy. Since September 2007 he is ICREA research professor at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and (distinguished/“bijzonder”) professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at VU University Amsterdam. From 1997 to 2007 he was professor of Environmental Economics at VU University Amsterdam. He is an elected fellow of the Tinbergen Institute Research School and the Netherlands Network of Economics (NAKE), and was a member of the Energy Council of the Netherlands, of the advisory council of the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, and of the Committee Genetic Modification (COGEM), as well as an elected member of The Board of Directors of the International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE). He was chairman of various committees of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) in the fields of social sciences, climate change and environmental sciences. He is a member of the scientific board of the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) in Vienna, a member of the editorial board of six international journals, and editor of the book series “Advances in Ecological Economics” for Edward Elgar Publishers, UK. He was awarded the Royal/Shell Prize 2002 for research on 'Sustainable Development, Environment and Resources'. He has supervised 21 finished PhD theses and has published more than 160 articles in international journals as well as 16 books.

Website: www.icrea.cat/Web/ScientificStaff/JeroenvandenBergh--424

Education

1991: PhD in economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

1988: Master degree in Econometrics (specialization in Operations Research), University of Tilburg, the Netherlands. 

Ancillary activities

  • ICREA | Barcelona, Spanje | Onderzoekshoogleraar | 2007-09-01 - present
  • Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona | Barcelona, Spanje | Professor associat | 2007-10-01 - present

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Research Output 1996 2019

Evolution of opinions in the growth-vs-environment debate: Extended replicator dynamics

van den Bergh, J. C. J. M., Savin, I. & Drews, S., 1 May 2019, In : Futures. 109, p. 84-100 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

environmental change
opinion
Replicator dynamics
interaction
Environmental change

Fossil fuel divestment and climate change: Reviewing contested arguments

Braungardt, S., van den Bergh, J. & Dunlop, T., Apr 2019, In : Energy Research and Social Science. 50, p. 191-200 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Fossil fuels
Climate change
climate change
social media
public opinion

Opinion Clusters in Academic and Public Debates on Growth-vs-Environment

Drews, S., Savin, I. & van den Bergh, J. C. J. M., Mar 2019, In : Ecological Economics. 157, p. 141-155 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

terminology
environmental issue
economic growth
sustainability
opinion

A group selection perspective on economic behavior, institutions and organizations

van den Bergh, J. & Gowdy, J., 2018, Biological Economics. Lo, A. W., Harris, C. E., Harris, S. T. & Zhang, R. (eds.). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, Vol. II. 15. (The International Library of Critical Writings in Economics series).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

A higher rebound effect under bounded rationality: Interactions between car mobility and electricity generation

Safarzyńska, K. & van den Bergh, J. C. J. M., Aug 2018, In : Energy Economics. 74, p. 179-196 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Railroad cars
Electricity
Passenger cars
Fossil fuels
Interaction

Activities 1998 2015

  • 21 Lecture / Presentation
  • 5 Editorial work
  • 3 Membership

Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions (Journal)

J.C.J.M. van den Bergh (Member of editorial board)
2015

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Environmental and Resource Economics (Journal)

J.C.J.M. van den Bergh (Member of editorial board)
2011

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Ecological Economics (Journal)

J.C.J.M. van den Bergh (Member of editorial board)
20092011

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Environmental and Resource Economics (Journal)

J.C.J.M. van den Bergh (Member of editorial board)
2008

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Trade-off between efficiency and diversity for transitions to sustainable development

J.C.J.M. van den Bergh (Speaker)
14 Dec 2007

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic