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Richard S.J. Tol is a Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Sussex, the Professor of the Economics of Climate Change, Institute for Environmental Studies and Department of Spatial Economics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and a Research Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute and CESifo. Formerly, he was a Research Professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, the Michael Otto Professor of Sustainability and Global Change at Hamburg University and an Adjunct Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He has had visiting appointments at the Canadian Centre for Climate Research, University of Victoria, British Colombia, at the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, University College London, and at the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Department of Economics, Princeton University. He received an M.Sc. in econometrics (1992) and a Ph.D. in economics (1997) from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is ranked among the top 150 economists in the world and among the top 50 most-cited climate scholars. He has well over 200 publications in learned journals (with 100+ co-authors), 3 books and many minor publications. He specialises in the economics of energy, environment, and climate, and is interested in integrated assessment modelling. He is an editor for Energy Economics, and an associate editor of economics the e-journal. He is an editor of forthcoming North Holland Handbook of Climate Economics. He is the author of the only textbook on the economics of climate change.He is advisor and referee of national and international policy and research. He is an author (contributing, lead, principal and convening) of Working Groups I, II and III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, shared winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007; an author and editor of the UNEP Handbook on Methods for Climate Change Impact Assessment and Adaptation Strategies; a GTAP Research Fellow; and a member of the Academia Europaea. He is actively involved in the European Climate Forum, the European Forum on Integrated Environmental Assessment, and the Energy Modeling Forum.

Richard S.J. Tol is also professor at the Department of Economics, University of Sussex (since 2012), r.tol 'at' sussex.ac.uk, link to his personal page.

Ancillary activities

  • University of Sussex, Department of Economics | Brighton | Professor | 2011-01-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Education/Academic qualification

Economics, PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

1 Sep 19929 Jan 1997

Econometrics, Master, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

1 Sep 198831 Aug 1992

Keywords

  • HB Economic Theory
  • Climate change
  • Climate Change Adaptation
  • Environmental economics
  • energy economics
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • Climate change
  • climate policy
  • Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
  • scientometrics

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Research Output 1993 2019

Active Learning and Optimal Climate Policy

Hwang, I. C., Tol, R. S. J. & Hofkes, M. W., Sep 2019, In : Environmental and Resource Economics. 73, 4, p. 1237-1264

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

environmental policy
learning
pollution tax
climate change
Climate policy

Benefits of climate-change mitigation for reducing the impacts of sea-level rise in G-20 countries

Brown, S., Nicholls, R. J., Pardaens, A. K., Lowe, J. A., Tol, R. S. J., Vafeidis, A. T. & Hinkel, J., Jul 2019, In : Journal of Coastal Research. 35, 4, p. 884-895 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

G-20 country
wetland
mitigation
twenty first century
Gross Domestic Product

Causal Effects Of Petrocaribe On Sustainable Development: A Synthetic Control Analysis

Jardon, A., Kuik, O. & Tol, R. S. J., 1 Jul 2019, In : Manchester School.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Distributing Water Between Competing Users in the Netherlands

Koopman, J. F. L., Kuik, O., Tol, R. S. J., van der Vat, M. P., Hunink, J. C. & Brouwer, R., 7 Feb 2019, Economy-Wide Modeling of Water at Regional and Global Scales. Wittwer, G. (ed.). Singapore: Springer, p. 159-192 34 p. (Advances in Applied General Equilibrium Modeling).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Activities 2000 2015

  • 203 Lecture / Presentation
  • 6 Editorial work
  • 1 Membership

Energy Economics (Journal)

R.S.J. Tol (Member of editorial board)
20152016

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Environmental and Resource Economics (Journal)

R.S.J. Tol (Member of editorial board)
2015

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Economics - the Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal (Journal)

R.S.J. Tol (Member of editorial board)
2015

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Energy Economics (Journal)

R.S.J. Tol (Member of editorial board)
2011

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Press / Media

CO2-heffing bedrijven domste wat je kunt doen

R.S.J. Tol

19/03/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Zo snel mogelijk CO2-neutraal, dan stort halve wereldeconomie in. Willen we dat?

R.S.J. Tol

2/02/1910/02/19

3 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Onzinnige getallen rond opwarming aarde

R.S.J. Tol

3/12/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Venice is flooded, but other cities are in much greater danger

R.S.J. Tol

1/11/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment