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  • Professor, Environmental Economics, University of Gothenburg

Thomas Sterner is a Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Gothenburg.

During the last 18 years, he has built up a unit for Environmental Economics at the University, with three professors, a dozen PhDs and about two dozen graduate students. The unit gives a unique PhD programme in Environmental Economics, funded by Sida, a Master Programme and also runs a large number of other research and teaching activities.

Thomas  teaches PhD and undergraduate courses in environmental and resource economics. He is also teaching in Environmental Policy Instruments at Chalmers.

His main research interests lie in the design of policy instruments. He has studied a number of different applications ranging from energy and climate, through natural resource management such as fisheries to issues relating to industrial and transport pollution.