News round-up:

  • I came across this very interesting and informative issue on climate change by National Geographic. For a bit of trivia, some years ago, initially together with a Dutch climber, I built the climbing wall that goes up the 40m high cooling tower of the nuclear power plant in the picture under the rubrique “How do we fix it” and “Germany Has Some Revolutionary Ideas, and They’re Working“.
  • I was in Lisbon last week at the UECE Lisbon Meeting 2015, which was a very interesting event. I’d like to thank Cecilia Vergari for having drawn my attention to this event. I presend an article co-authored with Georg Müller-Fürstenberger from the University of Trier, Germany, and for those interested you can download my: presentation.
  • The blog Marginal (R)evolution, by the seemingly never-fatigued , is my (unfortunate) main source for the obituary of famous economists. This time the unfortunate news were about Wallace Oates. His early work (together with William Baumol) on environmental policy basically shaped the research in the field for many years and will continue to do so for many years to come.


  • On Monday, Montag 9. November, at the Centre culturel P. Barblé in Strassen, Luxembourg, starting 19.30, I will attend a conference organized by the Ministerium für Nachhaltige Entwicklung und Infrastrukturen and the Klima-Bündnis Lëtzebuerg, entitled “Erneuerbare Energien erobern die Weltenergiemärkte“. More information available HERE.
  • Lunch seminar environmental economics, Paris 1, S/3 in the annex of the Maison des Sciences Economiques, 106/112 Boulevard de l’Hôpital, Thursday 12th November 12:30-13:30. Vicente Ruiz (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris School of Economics) will talk on “Do climatic events influence internal migration? Evidence from Mexico”. Abstract of the paper on the seminar website.

Job openings:

  • There are Postdoctoral Fellowships available from 1 September 2016 in CORE, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. CORE is a wonderful place to study and work, one of the most dynamic places I have come across and of definite interest for environmental economists. For more information follow this link: