Herman Vollebergh

Herman Vollebergh

Senior Research Fellow, PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

Herman Vollebergh is Senior Research Fellow at the PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Tilburg Sustainability Centre and CentER of Tilburg School of Economics. He is also CESifo Research Fellow in München. His teaching, research and consulting interests are in the area of environmental and public economics. His current research covers a broad range of topics including the design and effects of market based incentive mechanisms, like taxation, subsidies and tradeable permits in the energy or waste market, (environmental) cost-benefit analysis, long run relationship between emissions and income, and the effect of environmental policy on technological change. Finally, he has always been strongly involved in applying his academic work to the policy community including the OECD, European Union and the Dutch government. Recently he completed studies on energy investment credits, energy taxation in the Netherlands, backloading and structural reform proposals for EU ETS, and the use of standards to spur eco-innovation.