Dirk-Jan van de Ven

Former Research student

Doing his PhD at the Grantham Institute, Dirk-Jan will focus on long-term energy transformations and energy prices and its relevance for green growth, together with Roger Fouquet and Ralph Hippe.


After getting a Master’s degree in Resource, Growth & Development Economics on Tilburg University (Netherlands), Dirk-Jan started working as a Research Assistant at the Basque Center for Climate Change in Bilbao (Spain).

Building upon his Master thesis on the relevance of long-term energy prices and efficiency for economic growth, he continued to explore this topic by assisting Roger Fouquet with his research.

Research interests

  • The long-run relationships between economic development and prices, consumption and extraction of energy;
  • Processes of innovation;
  • Resource and environmental economics.


Working paper  1 April, 2014

Historical energy price shocks and their changing effects on the economy

The purpose of this paper is to identify the changes in the impact of energy shocks on economic activity – with an interest in assessing if … read more »

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