Projects I am working on at the moment are:
TRANSIT, an EU research project that will develop a theory of transformative social innovation which is about empowerment and the humanization of the economy. It runs for four years, from January 2014 until December 2017. http://www.transitsocialinnovation.eu/
URB@Exp, a transdisciplinary research project about urban experiments for urban governance in five cities: Maastricht, Malmo, Antwerpen, Graz and Leoben. http://www.urbanexp.eu/
“Knowledge base about transformations and transitions” project, a literature review of 5 bodies of knowledge. In this project, funded by the European Environment Agency (EEA), I am surveying the literature on socio-economic transformations, to examine their relevance for sustainable development policy.
“Energy Efficiency of Households in Cities: A Multi-method Analysis” together with the Chinese Academy of Science (CEEP).
Smarterlabs, a project about smart mobility Living Lab experiments in four cities: Bellinzona, Brussels, Graz and Maastricht. The project is funded by the Urban Europe programme. www.smarterlabs.eu
I am scientific project leader of projects 2, 4 and 5. Two other projects I am involved in (as principal investigator) are:
The SINCERE project (Sino-European Circular Economy and Resource Efficiency) about resource efficiendy. In this project researchers from Europe and China examine historical patterns between resource indicators, trade and macro-economic performance, develop new economic models for explaining and managing resource-use. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/sincere
Green.eu, a network of European and international researchers, policy makers and stakeholders in the fields of eco-innovation, green economy, and sustainable development. In this project I am working on eco-innovation measurement and green industrial policy.
The first 5 projects I am doing at ICIS, the last 2 at UNU-MERIT. More info about the projects and myself can be found at my personal webpage http://kemp.unu-merit.nl/
Most recent publications:
McDowall, W., Geng, Y-J., Huang, B., Bartekova, E., Bleischwitz, R., Turkeli, S., ... Domenech, T. (2017). Circular Economy Policies in China and Europe. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 21(3), 651-661. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12597
Kemp, R., & Never, B. (2017). Green transition, industrial policy, and economic development. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 33(1), 66-84. DOI: 10.1093/oxrep/grw037
Kemp, R., Barteková, E., & Türkeli, S. (2017). The innovation trajectory of eco-cement in the Netherlands: a co-evolution analysis. International Economics and Economic Policy, 14(3), 409-429. DOI: 10.1007/s10368-017-0384-4
Nie, H., Kemp, R., Vivanco, D. F., & Vasseur, V. (2016). Structural decomposition analysis of energy-related CO2 emissions in China from 1997 to 2010. Energy Efficiency, 9(6), 1351-1367. DOI: 10.1007/s12053-016-9427-x
Blohmke, J., Kemp, R., & Turkeli, S. (2016). Disentangling the causal structure behind environmental regulation. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 103, 174-190. DOI: 10.1016/j.techfore.2015.10.013
Font Vivanco, D., Kemp, R., & van der Voet, E. (2016). How to deal with the rebound effect? A policy-oriented approach. Energy Policy, 94, 114-125. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2016.03.054
Font Vivanco, D., McDowall, W., Freire-González, J., Kemp, R., & van der Voet, E. (2016). The foundations of the environmental rebound effect and its contribution towards a general framework. Ecological Economics, 125, 60-69. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.02.006
Dijk, M., Wells, P., & Kemp, R. (2016). Will the momentum of the electric car last? Testing an hypothesis on disruptive innovation. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 105, 77–88.
Font Vivanco, D., Tukker, A., & Kemp, R. (2016). Do Methodological Choices in Environmental Modeling Bias Rebound Effects? A Case Study on Electric Cars. Environmental Science & Technology, 50(20), 11366-11376. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b01871
Barteková, E., & Kemp, R. (2016). National strategies for securing a stable supply of rare earths in different world regions. Resources Policy, 49, 153-164. DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2016.05.003