On this page you can find an overview of some of the recent policy and consulting work that I have done. Get in touch if you want to know more.
International climate finance: a cross-country comparison
2020/1 study for the Dutch House of Representatives, with Asel Doranova and Herman Vollebergh. The results were also published in various Dutch newspapers and presented at the Committee on Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. The main question treated is: “How do different countries shape climate finance, and what are the differences and similarities in the use of public and private resources? Is it possible to also gain insight into the policy coherence in this regard?”
Developing supported, effective and transparent mitigation strategies in developing countries
2011 Report for Transparency International, published in the Global Corruption Report: Climate Change, Transparency International. This was joint work with Juan Pablo Osorio and Krina Despota. In this report we discuss how to measure, report and verify nationally appropriate mitigation actions and their support while considering capacity, corruption and commitments.
Liquidity Risk and Monetary Policy Operations Task Force (European Central Bank)
Here I was part of a 2010 task force organized by the European Central Bank to assess the liquidity risk and required monetary policy operations around Europe as a result of the 2007 financial crisis.
EU Working Group on Macroprudential Analysis – Task Force on Bank Deleveraging
This was a 2010 task force organized by the European Union to assess and evaluate the state of macroprudential analysis. The special focus was on bank deleveraging as a result of the excessive exposure that built up in the period 2003-2007 and finally culminated into the financial crisis 2007.
Swiss Re project ‘Economic consequences of extreme weather events’
This was a 2007-2008 joint project with Professor Müller-Fürstenberger financed by Swiss Re, the largest reinsurance company in the world. The objective was to evaluate the economic consequences of extreme weather events, such as storms or floods, and understand the impacts relevant for the insurance industry. While the actual report is proprietary by Swiss Re, we also published a scientific article based upon some of the results obtained during the project.
Working Group IV in Swiss National Centre for Competence in Research
During the years 2007-2009 I was a member of the Working Group IV of the National Centre for Competence in Research, Switzerland. The projects were related to climate change, mitigation and adaptation.
Climneg I and Climneg II financed by Belgian Scientific Policy
In 2007 I was a member of the Climneg II project financed by the Belgian Scientific Policy Office. The research project was focused on climate change and the role of international negotiations. I was also a member of the Climneg I project in 2006, financed by the Belgian Scientific Policy, which had a similar objective. Both were larger interdisciplinary projects spanning several universities.