Thomas Sterner is Visiting Chief Economist at the Environmental Defense Fund in New York. He is also a professor of environmental economics in Gothenburg, Sweden where he has built up the Unit for Environmental Economics which is one of the more important European centres for environmental economics and gives a unique PhD program in climate economics with many graduate students from developing countries. Sterner has published more than a dozen books and 80 articles in refereed journals, mainly on environmental policy instruments with applications to energy and climate, industry, transport economics and resource management in developing countries.
Sterner sits on numerous boards and is a past president for the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, (EAERE). Currently Professor Sterner is also a Coordinating Lead Author of IPCC AR5 WGIII and an associate editor of the journal Environmental and Resource Economics.