Hendrik Wolff is Professor of Environmental Economics in the Department of Geography and Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Hendrik’s main research is in environmental economics, working at the intersection of transportation, energy and air pollution. This includes the economic causes and consequences of air pollution; the impact of energy conservation policies on electricity consumption; cost benefit analysis of the clean air policies and its effects on health; the interactions between climate, local prices, wages and “quality of life; work on the ”value of time;” and he is known for his work on the economics of Daylight Saving Time. He also developed new econometric estimators for large supply and demand systems that are used in agriculture and energy today. He has conducted research projects in Ecuador, Germany, Mexico, Australia, Bangladesh, Ghana, England, Chile and the United States.


Hendrik is co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and on the editorial council of the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (JAERE) and he published extensively in major refereed journals. Hendrik has long-term experience in externally funded international research projects, in consultancy projects for various international organizations (e.g. EU Commission, World Bank, United Nations) and government agencies (e.g. EPA, Department of Energy, Department of Transportation).

Hendrik’s work has impact on both academia and policy. He won the 2009 Ralph C d’Arge and Allen V. Kneese Award for Outstanding Publication, which is awarded annually for the Best Paper in Environmental and Resource Economics. His research has led to important policy changes by the United Nations and the World Bank on the measurement of indices (the Human Development Index (HDI) and the Ease of Doing Business Index). His work is discussed on television (e.g., ABC News) and international media (e.g., The Economist, The Wall Street Journal). 

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