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Home | People | Reinout Heijungs

Reinout Heijungs

Research Fellow

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
complex systems, mathematical methods, non-linear dynamics


Reinout Heijungs is associate professor at the Department of Econometrics and Operations Research of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

After his graduation in 1987 in theoretical physics from Groningen University, he went to Leiden University, first as an assistant professor in physiological physics at the Medical Faculty, and next to the Institute of Environmental Sciences, as a researcher and assistant professor in environmental science.

In 1997 he received his PhD (cum laude) for his thesis entitled Economic Drama and the Environmental Stage. After taking PhD, he spent a four-years research period at the Department of Spatial Economics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, but returned fully to Leiden University in 2002.

Since 2013, he is again with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, as an associate professor in quantitative methods. A principle task is organizing and teaching classes in mathematics and statistics for several BSc programmes. His research is done within the Mathematical and Computational Economics (MACE) group.

So far, he has successfully supervised 7 PhD students, and authored/co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles as well as 4 books. He is or has been member of several editorial boards, review committees, organizing committees and PhD committees.
He is Research Fellow of the Tinbergen Institute.
He still has a small task at Leiden University, advising PhD students and others.

Please check his personal website for more detailed information.

List of publications

Georgios Pallas and Peijnenburg, Willie J.G.M. and Guinée, Jeroen B. and Reinout Heijungs and Vijver, Martina G.. 2018. Green and clean: Reviewing the justification of claims for nanomaterials from a sustainability point of view. Sustainability, 10, 2071-1050

Huguet Ferran, Pau and Reinout Heijungs and Vogtländer, Joost G.. 2018. Critical Analysis of Methods for Integrating Economic and Environmental Indicators. Ecological Economics, 146, 549--559, 0921-8009

M.C. Zijp and R. Heijungs and van der Voet, E. and van de Meent, D. and M.A.J. Huijbregts and A. Hollander and L. Posthuma. 2015. An identification key for selecting methods for sustainability assessments. Sustainability, 7, 2490--2512, 2071-1050

K. Fang and R. Heijungs and Z. Duan and de Snoo, G.R.. 2015. The environmental sustainability of nations. Benchmarking the carbon, water and land footprints against allocated planetary boundaries. Sustainability, 7, 11285--11305, 2071-1050

K. Fang and R. Heijungs and de Snoo, G.R.. 2015. Understanding the complementary linkages between environmental footprints and planetary boundaries in a footprint-boundary environmental sustainability assessment framework. Ecological Economics, 114, 218--226, 0921-8009

S. Merciai and R. Heijungs. 2014. Balance issues in monetary input-output tables. Ecological Economics, 102, 69--74, 0921-8009

Arnold Tukker and Evgueni Poliakov and Reinout Heijungs and Troy Hawkins and Frederik Neuwahl and Rueda-Cantuche, José M. and Stefan Giljum and Stephan Moll and Jan Oosterhaven and Maaike Bouwmeester. 2009. Towards a global multi-regional environmentally extended input-output database. Ecological Economics, 68, 1928--1937, 0921-8009

M.B. Bouman and R. Heijungs and van der Voet, E. and van den Bergh, J.C.J.M. and G. Huppes. 2000. Material flows and economic models: an analytical comparison of SFA, LCA and partial equilibrium models. Ecological Economics, 32, 195--216, 0921-8009

Reinout Heijungs. 1994. A generic method for the identification of options for cleaner products. Ecological Economics, 10, 69--81, 0921-8009