Prof. dr. R.S.J. Tol

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Brief resumé

Professor Richard S.J. Tol is a Research Professor at the Economics and Social Research Institute, Dublin; and the Professor of the Economics of Climate Change, VU University Amsterdam. He is ranked among the top 250 economists in the world, and has 148 publications in learned journals. An economist and statistician, he is interested in climate change, tourism, land use, and water management. He is an editor of Energy Economics. He has played an active role in international bodies such as the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Global Trade Analysis Project and the European Forum on Integrated Environmental Assessment

Research activities

  • Impact of climate change
  • Targets for climate policy
  • Policy instruments for climate policy
  • Environmental policy in Ireland
  • Energy policy in Ireland
  • Environmental accounting
  • Scenario development

Educational activities

Global environmental problems


Recent publications

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