Fields of expertise
Economics of sustainable development
Real estate economics
His current research interests are concentrated in the economics of the natural and the built environment. In the first area, he is working mainly on policy instruments to curb polluting emissions, including voluntary approaches, and on climate change economics and policy. In the second area, he is working on issues of the housing and the real estate markets, such as housing policy, tenure choice, housing affordability, and real estate valuation.
Prof. Thalmann is or was president of the federal housing commission, member of the federal consulting commission for environmental research, of the consultative organ on climate change OcCC and of the "Forum for climate and global change ProClim" of the Swiss Academy of Sciences, of the steering committee of National research programme NRP 66 "Strategies and technologies for the optimal valorisation of wood", of the expert panel of the Swiss Competence Centers for Energy Research (SCCER) and of numerous other bodies and organisations. For a more detailled list, see the French version of this page.
Teaching & PhD
Design Together ENAC