Chair in Environmental Economics, University of Bath

Michael Finus holds a Chair in Environmental Economics and is Head of Department. He joined the University of Bath in 2012. He held previous appointments at the University of Exeter (2009-2011), University of Stirling (2007-2009), University of Hagen, Germany (2001-2007).

He works in the field of environmental economics and public goods, in particular on international environmental agreements. He has published widely in journals such as the Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Social Choice and Welfare, Public Choice, Environmental and Resource Economics and Environment and Development Economics. He also published several books such as Game Theory and International Environmental Cooperation (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, 2001).

He is a Member of the Editorial Board of Letters in Spatial and Resource Sciences and Co-Editor of Environmental and Resource Economics. Michael regularly serves as a referee for journals like American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Games and Economic Behavior and Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. He also frequently serves on the scientific panel of the annual meetings of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

He was President-elect of the German Association of Environmental Economists (2008-2010) and Past President-elect 2010-2012, and was a Lead Author of the 5th assessment report of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Working Group III, which was released in 2014. Michael is also a Research Associate at the Centre for European Economic Policy Research in Mannheim (ZEW, Germany).


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    Chair in Environmental Economics, University of Bath