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Environmental Economics

We are a research and teaching unit at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The unit has four full professors, three associate professors, eight research fellows/post docs, some 15 PhD candidates, four policy advisors, a communications officer and a number of support staff.

Research
Much of our research concerns climate, transport, industry and natural resource management, particularly in developing countries. Our work focuses on two distinct areas: firstly, experimental and valuation studies and their behavioural foundations. Secondly, we work with the selection and design of policy instruments for transport, industrial environmental problems and welfare-related issues.

­Education
We provide a PhD programme and a number of specialisation courses, and we offer stipends financed by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to students from developing countries to study environmental economics at our department. We have been training PhDs from developing countries for almost twenty years and now have an unusually broad network of alumni in various countries.

PhD Courses in Environmental Economics: The EEU regularly organizes a suite of coordinated courses as part of our PhD program in environmental economics with a particular focus on developing countries, financed by Sida. We have a much larger focus than earlier on climate economics, catering to a need we have identified for more climate economists in capacity building in many counitries.  

Environment for Development initiative
The Environment for Development initiative is the latest step we have taken to support the building of environmental economics capacity in developing countries. This is a collaboration with our friends and colleagues in Central America, China, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa and Tanzania. We are proud that the EfD initiative is run jointly with Resources for the Future in the US, the world¿s leading academic think-tank in environmental and natural resources. Find out more at www.efdinitiative.org

Professor Thomas Sterner

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