Tommy Lundgren

Tommy Lundgren
Professor of Resource Economics and Director of the Centre of Environmental & Resource Economics (


After his dissertation Tommy has been active at SLU and Umeå University with periods abroad at UC Berkeley (US), Calgary University (CA ) and the University of Otago (NZ). He was appointed Associate Professor at the School of Business, Economics and Statistics, Umeå University, 2007, and guest professor in 2012 at the same school (Department of Economics). Tommy's research has been praised a number of times, such as the Skytteanska society's award to younger researchers in 2004, the Globe award (best CSR research) and Nordea's scientific award in 2017. Between 2012 and 2018, Tommy was the Scientific Secretary at the Center for Environmental & Resource Economics (CERE ), a center formation founded in 2009 on Umeå Campus where researchers from both SLU and Umeå University are included. Since the fall of 2020, Tommy is the Scientific Director of CERE.


Lundgren's teaching experience covers all levels, from introductory economics courses to phd level education in his field of specialization. 


Tommy Lundgren's research is mainly focused on applied policy analysis related to the environment, natural resources, and energy use. Main areas of research are; i) assessing the impacts of climate policy on the industrial firm, ii) the economics and measurement of corporate environmental responsibility, and iii) issues related to forests, bioenergy and the climate. Currently he is running projects analyzing industrial energy use; employments effects of the green transition; and forest bioenergy production and impact on ecosystem services.


Örjan Furtenback, Ph D student dept of forest economics/CERE, SLU, Umeå, Sweden. Licenciate thesis 30/9, 2009: “Fuel substitution in Swedish district heating and CGE modeling with forest as capital”. Ph D thesis defended September 30 2011: “Three essays on Swedish energy and climate policy options – dynamic CGE-models with heterogeneous forests and econometric model of fuel substitution in district heating plants”. Researcher at NIER (KI) 2011-2013. Post-doc at CERE 2013 - 2016.

Eric Brockwell, Ph D student dept of economics/CERE, Umeå University, Umeå Sweden. 2010 – 2014 (October). Defended October 10, 2014: “State and industry actions to influence consumer behavior”. SLU, Ultuna. 

Mathilda Eriksson, Ph D student dept of economics/CERE, Umeå University, Umeå Sweden. Defended May 26, 2016: “The role of the forest in climate policy”. Post-doc/researcher Paris/Atlanta.

Shanshan Zhang, Ph D student dept of forest economics/CERE, SLU, Umeå, Sweden. Defended May 27, 2016: “Energy efficiency and firm performance – evidence from Sweden”. Assistant Professor Xiamen University, China. Post doc Xian University.

Philip Kofi Adom, Ph D student dept of forest economics/CERE, SLU, Umeå, Sweden. Defended March 18, 2016: “Energy demand Management in Selected African Countries”. Professor, U. of Accra, Ghana.

Golnaz Almadi, Ph D student dept of economics/CERE, Umeå University, Umeå Sweden. “Energy demand and the rebound effect”. Defended 2020 (Nov 27). Statistics Luxembourg, Analytics department.

Hanna Lindström, Ph D student dept of Economics, Umeå University. “Green public procurement as an environmental policy instrument”. 2017 – 2021. Defended in October 2021. Assistant professor Umeå University.

Shuyi Wang, Ph D student dept of forest economics, SLU, 2022-… “Evaluating the trade-offs between eco-system services and commercial forestry. “

Publikationer i urval

Journal articles

Lundgren, T., Z. Wenchao (2017). Firm performance and the role of environmental management. Journal of Environmental Management 203(1), 330-34.

Bostian, M., R. Färe, S. Grosskopf, T. Lundgren, W. Weber (2018). “Time substitution for environmental performance”. Empirical Economics 54, 129–152. 

Eriksson, M., Brännlund, R., Lundgren, T (2018). ”Pricing forest carbon: implications of asymmetry in climate policy”. Journal of Forest Economics 32, 84-93.

Amjadi, G., T. Lundgren, L. Persson (2018). ”The rebound effect in Swedish heavy industry”. Energy Economics 71, 140-148. 

Bostian, M., R. Färe, S. Grosskopf, T. Lundgren (2018). “Network representations of pollution-generating technologies”. International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics 11, 193-231.

Vesterberg, M., Z. Wenchao, T. Lundgren (2021). ”Wind of change: Small-scale electricity production and distribution grid efficiency in Sweden”. Utilities Policy 69, April issue.

Dahlqvist, A., Lundgren, T., Marklund, P.-O. (2021).”Assessing the Rebound Effect in Energy Intensive Industries: A Factor Demand Model Approach with Asymmetric Price Response”. Energy Journal 42, July.

Wenchao, Z., Bostian, M., R. Färe, S. Grosskopf, T. Lundgren (2021). “Efficient and Sustainable Bioenergy Production in Swedish Forests”. Theme issue on ‘Measurement of Environmental Efficiency’ in Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) Journal 5 (2).

Lundmark, R., T. Lundgren, E. Olofsson, W. Zhou (2021). ”Meeting challenges in forestry: improving performance and competitiveness”. Forests 12, 208.

Bostian, M., R. Färe, S. Grosskopf, T. Lundgren (2022). ”Prevention or cure? Optimal Abatement Mix”. Environmental Economics and Policy Studies.

Amjadi, G., T. Lundgren (2022). “Is Industrial Energy Inefficiency Transient or Persistent? Evidence from Swedish Manufacturing”. Applied Energy 309. 

Bostian, M., T. Lundgren (2022). “Valuing ecosystem services for agricultural TFP: A review of best practices, challenges, and recommendations”. Sustainability 14(5), 3035.

Amjadi, G., T. Lundgren, Z. Wenchao (2022). “A dynamic analysis of industrial energy efficiency and the rebound effect”. Energy Efficiency 15:54. 

Broberg, T., R. Brännlund, T. Lundgren, L. Persson (2023). ”The value of lost load in Swedish industry”. Under review.

Wei, C., Li, CZ., Löschel, A., Managi, S., Lundgren, T. (2023). “Digital technology and energy sustainability: recent advances, challenges, and opportunities”. Editorial, special issue in Resources, Conservation & Recycling.

Lundgren, T., B. Scholtens (2023). “Obstacles to and solutions for an energy transition”. Forthcoming International Review of Environmental & Resource Economics.

Books chapters

Lundgren, T. (2015). “A micro-economic model of CSR” (reprint from Metroeconomica) included in the collection of papers “Economics of CSR”, edited by Abagail McWilliams, Edward Elgar, the International Library of Critical Writings in Economics 296.

Lundgren T., Dam L., Scholtens B. (2019). ”Sustainable Business Practices—An Environmental Economics Perspective.” In: Arvidsson S. (ed.) Challenges in Managing Sustainable Business. Palgrave Macmillan.

Dam, L., T. Lundgren, B. Scholtens (2019). ”Environmental responsibility – theoretical perspective”. Eds. McWilliams, Rupp, Siegel, Stahl, Waldman. Oxford Handbook of Corporate Social Responsibility. Oxford University Press. 

Bostian, M., T. Lundgren (2020). Production and the environment. Eds. S. Ray, R. Chambers, and S. Kumbhakar. In Handbook of Production Economics. Springer.


Lundgren, T., J. Stage, T. Tangerås, B. Carlén (2013). ”Energimarknaden, ägandet och klimatet” (The energy market, ownership, and the climate). SNS Publisher: Stockholm.

Färe, R., G. Grosskopf, T. Lundgren, P-O Marklund, Z. Wenchao (2016). ”The impact of climate policy on economic and environmental performance – Evidence from Sweden”. Routledge, London, UK. Reviewed in Energy Journal (IAEE) in 2017.

Aldén et al. (2017). “Nationalekonomins frågor”. Studentlitteratur: Lund. 

Editor-in-Chief (with S. Managi and M. Bostian), 2nd edition of the Encyclopedia of Energy, Natural Resource, and Environmental Economics, Elsevier (1st ed E-i-C J. Shogren, 2013). Planned publication summer 2023. 

Editor-in-Chief (resource economics section), Journal of Forest Economics, NOW publisher, 2023 - …

Editorial board of Ekonomisk Debatt 2022 - …



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