CV Adriaan Hendrik Perrels

Title Research Professor
Postal address Finnish Meteorological Institute, P.O. Box 503, FIN 00101 Helsinki
Street address Erik Palménin Aukio 1, FI-00560 HELSINKI
Phone number +358 50 5838575
Fax +358 (0) 29 539 3503

Fields of expertise

  • Cost-benefit analysis of weather and climate services

  • Evaluation of climate change impacts

  • Evaluation of adaptation strategies and measures

  • Socio-economic scenario development

  • Weather and climate in transport

  • Urban planning and climate change

University and other degrees

  • Drs. (=M.Sc.) Economics Free University Amsterdam, 1985, with special reference to regional and urban economics, as well as energy economics.

  • Ph.D. (dr.) Economics, Free University Amsterdam, 1992, subject: strategic planning of electricity systems and the development of a time-of-day demand model.

  • Docent, University of East Finland (Joensuu), Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, section Law and Economics, as of 2003

Previous professional appointments

  • Free University Amsterdam (VUA), Faculty of Economics, dept. of spatial and transport economics, Amsterdam, junior researcher energy and transport studies, 1985–1987.

  • Free University Amsterdam (VUA), Faculty of Economics, dept. of spatial and transport economics, Amsterdam, researcher energy and transport studies / PhD, 1987–1991.

  • Netherlands Energy Research Centre (ECN) – department of Policy Studies, Petten, The Netherlands, senior researcher Lifestyle and Energy studies, 1992–1998

  • The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, Institute for Infrastructure Research INRO*, Delft, The Netherlands, Senior advisor and programme co-ordinator for Economics and Infrastructure, 1998–1999. *) now part of TNO Built Environment and Geosciences

  • VATT Institute for Economic Research, Helsinki, senior researcher – energy and climate studies, 1999–2001

  • VATT Institute for Economic Research, Helsinki, principal economist – energy, climate, transport and environment studies, 2001–2009

Other professional activities

  • Editorial board member of Journal of Climate Services (Elsevier) since 2015

  • Editorial board member of Energy Efficiency (Springer Science publishers) since 2008

  • Board member of the Finnish Association of Energy Economists (Suomen Energiaekonomistit) (chapter of the International Association of Energy Economics IAEE): 2007–2011 and since November 2013 (chair)

  • Member of the research evaluation committee of a Finnish foundation for research funding (Nessling): 2009–2015

  • Leader of the task team social-economic benefits of weather services (TT-SEB), as part of the WMO European Region (RA_VI) Working Group on Service Delivery and Partnership