We study how nature shapes preferences and incentives of economic agents and how this in turn affects common-pool resource management. To this end, we develop instructive theoretical models and validate these by data analysis and economic experiments in the field (fisheries in Norway, Chile, and Tanzania). Our reseach takes both the ecological and social context into account, studying questions related to resource stock uncertainty, labor flexibility, social norms, and more.
For more detailed information on our research please explore the research pages.
NEWS AND ACTIVITIES:
- July 2021: - New Publication - The prevalence of prudence in a risky occupation by Robbert Schaap, forthcoming in Economic Letters.
- July 2021: Tillmann Eymess successfully defended his dissertation with the title: "The Influence of Social Information on Norms of Cooperation". Read more about Tillmann's research here.
- July 2021: - New AWI Working Paper - Social Risk Effects: The 'Experience of Social Risk' Factor by Florian Diekert, Timo Goeschl, and Christian König-Kersting.
- June 2021: Florian Diekert and Tillmann Eymess participated at this years annual EAERE conference and presented NATCOOP research output.
- April 2021: - New Publication - Groups discipline resource use under scarcity by Florian Diekert and Kjell Arne Brekke in Theory and Decision.
- January 2021: - New Publication - Control activities and compliance behavior—Survey evidence from Norway by Florian Diekert, Linda Nøstbakken, and Andries Richter, forthcoming in Marine Policy.
January 2021: Frikk Nesje resented “Early Warning Signals” at the Young ERE virtual seminar.
December 2020: Robbert Schaap has successfully defended his PhD Thesis.
- November 2020: Robbert Schaap presented in the internal seminar at Wageningen University.
For past news and activities, visit the NATCOOP News Archive.