Bert Saveyn holds a Master degree in Environmental Engineering (2000) and a PhD in Environmental Economics (2007) from the University of Leuven.
In 2004, he was a visiting researcher to ZEW, Mannheim. He joined the European Commission in 2007. At the JRC he deals with the economic analysis of climate and energy policies. More particularly, he uses the macro-economic model GEM-E3 for policy support to various Directorates-General (DG), and has contributed to the Impact Assessments of DG Climate Action, Energy and Environment.
He has also worked on green taxation for DG for Economic and Financial Affairs and Taxation and Customs Union. Recently, he was involved in the "Road to Paris" Communication on the COP21 negotiations in Paris, the Impact Assessment of the "2030 Framework on Climate and Energy Policies", and the Impact Assessment of "The Clean Air Policy Package". Since 2014, he is an Advisory Board Representative in the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) Consortium.