Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2020
    Associate Professor in Environmental Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Tinbergen Institute Research Fellow

  • Since 2015
    Head of Research – Centre for International Environmental Studies, Lecturer in Economics – Department of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva

  • 2013 – 2015
    Research Fellow – CIES Program Lead, Innovation, Susatinable Growth and Technological Change, Graduate Institute, Geneva

  • 2008 – 2013
    Senior Researcher, Program Climate, Energy and Environment – Sector International Economics, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, The Hague, Visiting Fellow at CIES, Graduate Institute, Geneva, Apr 2012-Mar 2013

  • 2005 – 2008
    Researcher, Sector Competition and Regulation, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, The Hague

  • 2003 – 2005
    Young Professional, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, The Hague

Selected publications

  • Wurlod, J. and J. Noailly (2018) The impact of green innovation on energy intensity: An empirical analysis for 14 industrial sectors in OECD countries, Energy Economics, 71, March, 47-61.

  • Sarr, M. and J. Noailly (2017) Innovation, diffusion, growth and the environment: Taking stock and charting new directions, Environmental and Resource Economics, 66(3), pp.393-407. Co-editor of Special Issue on “Innovation, diffusion and green growth” with M. Sarr, T. Swanson and L. Bretschger.

  • Noailly, J. and V. Shestalova (2017) Knowledge spillovers from renewable energy technologies: Lessons from patent citations. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, Vol. 22, March, pp. 1-14.

  • Noailly,. J. (2016) Research funding: Patience is a virtue. Nature Energy, News and Views, Vol. 1, April.

  • Noailly, J. and R. Smeets (2015) Directing technical change from fossil-fuel to renewable energy innovation: An application using firm-level data, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 72(C), pp. 15-37.

  • Noailly, J. and D. Ryfisch (2015) Multinational firms and the internationalization of green R&D: A review of the evidence and policy implications, Energy Policy, 83(C), pp. 218-228.

  • Noailly, J. (2012) Improving the energy efficiency of buildings: The impact of environmental policy on technological innovation, Energy Economics, 34, pp. 795-806.

  • Noailly, J., J.C.J.M. van den Bergh and C.A. Withagen (2003) Evolution of harvesting strategies: replicator and resource dynamics. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 13, pp. 183-200.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • NRP73 ‘Sustainable Economy’, Swiss National Science Foundation, Financing investments in clean technologies, main applicant (with G. de Rassenfosse, EPFL), 2018 – 2022

  • Swiss Federal Office of Energy Research Grant, The impact of innovation on sectoral energy intensity in Switzerland, main applicant, 2014 – 2016

  • Swiss Network for International Studies, Diffusion of low-cost energy technologies to developing countries, co-applicant and project leader (with L. Andonova), 2014 – 2016

  • Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellowship, European Commission, main applicant GREENSPILL project, 2013 – 2015

  • Marie Heim Fellowship, Swiss National Science Foundation, declined, 2013 – 2015

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAERE)

  • Member of the European Economic Association (EEA)


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