Tobias currently works at the OECD, which he joined through the Young Professionals Programme in 2019. At the OECD, Tobias works on empirical evaluations of environmental policies.
Tobias holds a PhD in Environmental Economics from the LSE. His PhD research focused on low-carbon innovation, competitiveness and environmental policy evaluations using firm-level data. He also worked on distributional topics of environmental policies. Tobias holds an MSc and BSc from the LSE.
Tobias holds a BSc and an MSc in Environmental Economics from the LSE.
Tobias has worked as a consultant for the OECD and has acquired work experience on low-carbon development strategies with the GIZ in Costa Rica.
- Environmental policy evaluation
- Low-carbon innovation
- Firm competitiveness
- Distributional aspects of environmental policies
Research - 2022
This paper seeks to understand what drives support for or opposition to climate policies across the world. Evidence from an international survey reveals three key factors influence attitudes. Read more
Using a representative sample of the UK population, the authors of this paper use a discrete choice experiment to explore the way in which distributional considerations drive respondent decisions in two dimensions: (a) among recipients of adaptation finance in recipient developing countries, and (b) among those who contribute to this finance (via taxation). Read more
Research - 2020
This paper provides new evidence that financial markets value firms’ expansion into production of low carbon goods and services, but they remain cautious on divesting from the most polluting industries. Read more
This paper examines how diversifying and specialising production towards environmental goods and services is associated with the profitability and market valuation of firms. Read more
Research - 2019
This article reviews the empirical literature combining economic and environmental performance data at the micro-level, i.e. firm or facility level.... Read more
Research - 2018
This article reviews the empirical literature combining economic and environmental performance data at the micro-level, i.e. firm- or facility-level. The... Read more
Policy - 2020
Policy - 2018
This special report for the LSE Growth Commission shows why it is sensible for environmental sustainability to be at the heart of the UK’s growth strategy and how this can be achieved, setting out recommendations for government across the areas of innovation, infrastructure, skills and cities. Read more
News - 2019
A team of economists and sustainability researchers answers the key questions around CO2 tax, emissions trading and other forms of carbon pricing. Read more
Simon Dietz, Tobias Kruse, Isabella Neuweg and Lutz Sager argue that Germany should set out a clear plan for a stronger carbon price as an effective route for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that can also improve the circumstances of lower-income households. Read more