Reyer Gerlagh received his PhD Economic when working at the Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. He visited Oslo, January-June 2006, by invitation from the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters to work at the Centre of Advanced Studies on the interaction between environmental policy and technology. From 2006 to 2009, he held a chair in Environmental Economics at the Economics Department, School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester, UK. Since 2009, he is Professor of Economics at Tilburg University. From 2011 to 2014, he was coordinating lead author of the fifth assessment report of the IPCC, WGIII. Since 2015, he is joint Head of Department (with Jan Boone) in Tilburg.
Reyer Gerlagh has won various prizes including a Bronze Medal at the International Mathematical Olympiad (1987), a Silver Medal at the International Physics Olympiad (1988), the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO) prestigious Vernieuwingsimpuls grant (2001), the Energy Journal’s Best Paper Award (2003), and JEEM’s Best Paper Award (2016). He ticked off the marathon from his bucket list in 3:59 (2017).
Reyer Gerlagh and Bob van der Zwaan have developed various climate-economy Integrated Assessment Models and published numerous papers on climate mitigation, innovation, and CCS. More recently, with Matti Liski, he developed analytic macro-climate economy models and published articles on the theory of macro climate policy. Publications can be found at his website www.gerlagh.nl