Professor Thomas Sterner receives the award Pro Studio et Scientia


Thomas Sterner and Dean Per Cramér

Thomas Sterner, professor of environmental economics, receives the 2019 "Pro Studio et Scientia – for commitment and science" award. With this award, the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg wants to honor people who have made extensive efforts to develop the school's activities.

Thomas Sterner works at the Department of Economics at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. His research revolves around the design of economic policy instruments to manage local as well as global environmental problems. Thomas Sterner has extensive international experience, including as one of the lead authors of IPCC's Fifth Assessment Report, Visiting Professor at the Collège de France in Paris and Chief Economist at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in New York. For two decades he has built up the Environmental Economics Unit (EEU) at the department and contributed to the development of research and education in the field of environmental economics. With Gunnar Köhlin he has also founded the Environment for Development Initiative.

Thomas Sterner receives the Pro Studio et Scientia award with the following motivation:
For having – with clear academic ideals, curiosity and a strong social commitment – established and developed environmental economic research and thereby contributed to the School's development as a strong international academic centre, with high social relevance.

The award (medal and diploma) were awarded during the Conferment of Doctoral Degrees ceremony at the University of Gothenburg on October 18.