The mission of the Environmental Economics and Natural Resources Group is to contribute to a better understanding of problems in the management of the environment and natural resources, and the development of solutions and policies to address these problems. We do so by carrying out applied and fundamental research in the field of environmental and resource economics, and by providing education at BSc, MSc, and PhD level.
Our research focuses on three policy domains:
The economics of energy transitions, climate policy and the cost of (in)actionClimate change has the potential to severely impact the quality of life of people, animals, vegetations and ocean life in the near future. To face...
The role of behavioural and economic policy instruments in the transition to sustainable and healthy production and consumptionEvery day, individuals make a myriad of choices that, although tiny if taken in isolation, may result in large health and environmental costs if...
The economics of resilient and sustainable socio-ecological systemsGlobally, socio-ecological systems, such as marine systems and forests are under pressure by human economic activity and natural stressors, such as...
Finding acceptable and sustainable solutions to problems with environmental pollution, natural resource management, and climate change requires a thorough understanding of economic principles as well as the ability to communicate with other social sciences and the natural sciences. In our courses we teach BSc, MSc, and PhD students the economic theories and concepts necessary to understand economic drivers of pollution and overexploitation, such as market failures and government failure, as well as the quantitative analysis skills to develop and assess possible solutions to those problems from an economic perspective.
See our Education page for more information.