The 11th Annual Tinbergen Institute Conference is due to take place at the Tinbergen Institute Amsterdam on April 21-22. This year’s edition “Combating Climate Change” will bring together more than 50 scholars in the field of Macroeconomics, Political Economy and Public Finance. There will be a discussion on the importance of Green Paradox effects should suboptimal climate policies be implemented. Further, insights will be given into the optimal and politically feasible design of climate policies. Another objective is to emphasize and show that insights and tools from the already mentioned mainstream economic disciplines of macro, international trade, public finance and political economy (or economics) are valuable and should be incorporated into climate change economics.

Keynotes are Geoffrey Heal (Columbia Business School, United States) and Hans-Werner Sinn (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and CESifo, Germany).

This year’s edition is organised by TI fellows Cees Withagen (VU University Amsterdam), Rick van der Ploeg (VU University Amsterdam and University of Oxford),  Gerard van der Meijden (VU University Amsterdam), and Jacob Janssen (VU University Amsterdam). The conference is also designed to mark the completion of the ERC grant on ‘Political Economy of Green Paradoxes’ directed by Cees Withagen at VU University and Rick van der Ploeg at Oxford University.

Online registration is now closed. If you would like to attend please email Christina Månsson at Please note that the number of seats is are limited and a reservation is only guaranteed after confirmation.

Read more about the conference here:

Combating Climate Change. Lessons from Macroeconomics, Political Economy, and Public Finance