Richard S.J. Tol
Professor, Department of Economics, University of Sussex
Richard S.J. Tol is a professor at the Department of Economics, University of Sussex and the Professor of the Economics of Climate Change, Institute for Environmental Studies and Department of Spatial Economics, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a member of the Academia Europaea.
Previously, he was a research professor at the Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, the Michael Otto Professor of Sustainability and Global Change at Hamburg University and an Adjunct Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA. He has had visiting appointments at the Canadian Centre for Climate Research, University of Victoria, British Colombia, at the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, University College London, and at the Princeton Environmental Institute and the Department of Economics, Princeton University.
Tol received an MSc in econometrics (1992) and a PhD in economics (1997) from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is ranked among the top 150 economists in the world and has more than 200 publications in learned journals (with 100+ co-authors), one book, three edited volumes, and many minor publications.
He specializes in the economics of energy, environment, and climate, and is interested in tourism and scientometrics.