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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.

Selected publications

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. 

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. 


Professor at the Department of Forest Economics
Telephone: +46705174396
Postal address:
Inst för skogsekonomi
90183 UMEÅ
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd 17, Umeå