Director & Professor at
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University
I became Doctor of Administrative Sciences in 2006. I received my doctoral degree from the Faculty of Economics and Administration at the University of Tampere. The tile of my doctoral thesis in environmental policy is "Environmental Policy Evaluation: Concepts and Practice".
I received a master's degree in economics in 1989 from the University of Helsinki.
Some years ago the focus of my research shifted to energy and climate policy issues. In particular to issues related to stability and change in energy systems and the role of innovation and climate policies for these processes. Since the end of the 1990s much of my work has focused on the theory and practice of environmental policy evaluation and the role of policy evaluation in reflexive governance.
Based on my research I have published several monographs and numerous articles in academic journals. With Matt Binbaum I edited the issue "Environmental Program and Policy Evaluation: Addressing Methodological Challenges" of the journal New Directions for Evaluation that is published in 2009. With Mikael Hildén, Jyri Seppälä and Matti Melanen I edited the special issue “Promoting Transformation towards Sustainable Consumption and Production in a Resource and Energy Intensive Economy – the Case of Finland” which was published in the Journal of Cleaner Production in 2011.
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