Jeroen van den Bergh

Jeroen van den Bergh

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Social & Behavioural Sciences

Research interests

I work on the interface of environmental economics, climate-policy research, and innovation studies. Research in recent years focuses on effectiveness and public support of climate policy. This accounts for undesirable systemic impacts, such as energy rebound and carbon leakage. It involves application of methods and insights from behavioural and evolutionary economics, operationalized through agent-based modelling, questionnaire surveys and online experiments. Past work covered integrated ecological-economic modelling, contributions to the growth-versus-environment debate, environmental policies applied to urban-transport issues, biodiversity valuation and policy, modelling of recycling in material-product chains, and international dimensions of environmental policy.

Selected publications

- King L & van den Bergh J 2022, 'Sugar taxation for climate and sustainability goals', Nature Sustainability 5: 899-905.

- King L, van den Bergh J & Kallis G 2022, 'Transparency crucial to Paris climate scenarios', Science 375(6583): 827-828.

- Safarzynska K & van den Bergh J 2022, 'ABM-IAM: Optimal climate policy under bounded rationality and multiple inequalities', Environmental Research Letters, 17(9), 094022.

- Savin I, Drews S, van den Bergh J & Villamayor-Tomas S 2022, 'Public expectations about the impact of COVID-19 on climate action by citizens and government', PLOS ONE, 17(6), e0266979.

- Konc T, Drews S, Savin I & van den Bergh J 2022, 'Co-dynamics of climate policy stringency and public support', Global Environmental Change 74, 102528. 

- van den Bergh J 2022, 'A procedure for globally institutionalizing a ‘beyond-GDP’ metric', Ecological Economics 192, 107257.

- Finch A & van den Bergh J 2022, 'Assessing the authenticity of national carbon prices: A comparison of 31 countries', Global Environmental Change, 74, 102525. 

- Savin I & van den Bergh J2022, 'Tired of climate targets? Shift focus of IPCC scenarios from emission and growth targets to policies' Ann NY Acad Sci, 1517(1), 5-10.

- Savin I & van den Bergh J 2022, 'Tired of climate targets? Shift focus of IPCC scenarios from emission and growth targets to policies', Annals Of The New York Academy Of Sciences, 1517(1): 5-10.

- Drews S, Savin I, van den Bergh J &Villamayor S 2022, 'Climate concern and policy acceptance before and after COVID-19', Ecological Economics, 199, 107507.

- Ayres RU, Savin I, van den Bergh J & Hao L 2022, 'Exergy versus labor in aggregate production functions: Estimates for ten large economies', International Journal of Exergy, 38(3), 320-332.

- Drews S, Savin I & van den Bergh J 2022, 'Biased perceptions of other people’s attitudes to carbon taxation', Energy Policy, 167, 113051.