In 1999 Reyer Gerlagh received his PhD in economics. He won the "Vernieuwingsimpuls", a prestigious 5-year scholarship (2000-2005) of €650,000 by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). 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. He has held various associate editorships (incl. ERE, Energy Economics), and was Head of the Economics Department 2015-2019, jointly with Jan Boone, in Tilburg.