Some recent papers

with Astrid Dannenberg, "Tipping versus Cooperating to Supply a Public Good," Journal of the European Economics Association, 2017 (FREE ACCESS).


"Coordination vs. Voluntarism and Enforcement in Sustaining International Environmental Cooperation," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113(51): 14515-14522, 2016.


with Astrid Dannenberg, "An Experimental Investigation into 'Pledge and Review' in Climate Negotiations," Climatic Change 138(1): 339-351, 2016. 


with Marten Scheffer and others, "Creating a Safe Operating Space for Iconic Ecosystems, Science 347 (6228): 1317-1319, 2015.


"Solar Geoengineering’s Brave New World: Thoughts on the Governance of An Unprecedented Technology," Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 8(2): 249-269, 2014.


with Astrid Dannenberg, "Sensitivity of Collective Action to Uncertainty about Climate Tipping Points," Nature Climate Change, 4: 36-39, 2014.


"Climate Treaties and Approaching Catastrophes," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 66(2): 235-250, 2013.


“Economic Considerations for the Eradication Endgame,“ Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 368: 2012149, 2013.



Publications on ecosystems

School of bluefin tuna.
School of bluefin tuna.

Published papers



with Marten Scheffer, Stephen R. Carpenter, Carl Folke, Andy J. Green, Milena Holmgren, Terry P. Huges, Sarian Kosten, Ingrid A. Van de Leemput, Daniel C. Nepstad, Egbert H. van Nes, Edwin THM Oeeters, and Brian Walker, .“Creating a Safe Operating Space for the World’s Iconic Ecosystems,“ Science, 347 (6228): 1317-1319, 2015.


with M. Troell, R.L. Naylor, M. Metian, M. Beveridge, P.H.Tyedmers, C. Folke, K.J. Arrow, A.-S. Crépin, P.R. Ehrlich, A. Gren, N. Kautsky, S.A. Levin, K. Nyborg, H. Österblom, S. Polasky, M. Scheffer, B.H. Walker, T. Xepapadeas, and A. de Zeeuw.“Aquaculture and the Resilience of Global Food Systems, “ Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111(37): 13257-13263, 2014.


with A.P. Kinzig, P.R. Ehrlich, J.L. Alston, K.J. Arrow, T. Buchman, G.C. Daily, B. Levin, S. Levin, M. Oppenheimer, E. Ostrom, D. Saari .“Social Norms and Global Environmental Challenges: The Complex Interaction of Behaviors, Values, and Policy,“ BioScience, 63(3): 164-175, 2013.


with S. Levin, T. Xepapadeas, A.-S. Crepin, J. Norberg, A. de Zeeuw, C. Folke, T. Hughes, K. Arrow, G. Daily, P. Ehrlich, N. Kautsky, K.-G. Maler, S. Polasky, M. Troell, J.R. Vincent, and B. Walker. "Social-Ecological Systems as Complex Adaptive Systems: Modeling and Policy Implications," Environment and Development Economics, December, 1-22, 2012.


with S.R. Carpenter, K.J. Arrow, R. Biggs, W.A. Brock, A.-S. Crepin, G. Engstrom, C. Folke, T.P. Hughes, N. Kautsky, C.-Z. Li, G. McCarney, K. Meng, K.-G. Maler, S. Polasky, M. Scheffer, J. Shogren, T. Sterner, J.R. Vincent, B. Walker, A. Xepapadeas, and A. De Zeeuw, “General Resilience to Cope with Extreme Events,“ Sustainability 4(12): 3248-3259 (2012). 


with B. Hallman, R.P. Clarke, J. Joseph, and D. Squires, “Limited Access in Transnational Tuna Fisheries“ in R. Allen, J. Joseph, and D. Squires (eds.), Conservation and Management of Transnational Tuna Fisheries, Ames, IA: Wiley-Blackwell,.pp. 195-214, 2010.


with B. Walker, S. Polasky, V. Galaz, C. Folke, G. Engstrom, F. Ackerman, K. Arrow, S. Carpenter, K. Chopra, G. Daily, P. Ehrlich, T. Hughes, N. Kautsky, S. Levin, K.-G. Maler, J. Shogren, J. Vincent, T. Xepapadeas, and A. De Zeeuw.“Looming Global-Scale Failures and Missing Institutions,“ Science 325: 1345-1346, 2009.


with Thomas Sterner, Max Troell, Sara Aniyar, William Brock, Stephen Carpenter, Kanchan Chopra, Paul Ehrlich, Michael Hoel, Simon Levin, Karl-Göran Mäler, Jon Norberg, Leif Pihl, Tore Söderqvist, James Wilen, Jeffrey Vincent, and Anastasios Xepapadeas. “Natural Disasters and Disastrous Policies,” Environment, 2006.


with F.S. Chapin III, M. Hoel, S.R. Carpenter, J. Lubchenco, B. Walker, T.V. Callaghan, C. Folke, S. Levin, L.-G. Mäler,  C. Nilsson, F. Berkes, A.-S. Crepin, K. Danell, T. Rosswall, D. Starrett, T. Xepapadeas, and S. A. Zimov. “Building Resilience and Adaptation to Manage Arctic Change.“ Ambio 35(4),: 198-202,  2006.


With R.K. Turner, S. Georgiou, I.-M. Gren, F. Wulff, T. Soderqvist, I.J. Bateman, C. Folke, S. Langaas, T. Zylicz, K.-G. Mäler, and A. Markowska, “Managing Nutrient Fluxes and Pollution in the Baltic: An Interdisciplinary Simulation Study,”Ecological Economics30(2): 333-352, 1999. Reprinted in R.K. Turner and I.J. Bateman (eds.), Water Resources and Coastal Management, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2000.


with S. Levin, S. Aniyar, W. Baumol, C. Bliss, B. Bolin, P. Dasgupta, P. Ehrlich, C. Folke, I.-M. Gren, C.S. Holling, A.-M. Jansson, B.-O. Jansson, D. Martin, K.-G. Mäler, D. Martin, C. Perrings, and E. Sheshinksky, "Resilience in Natural and Socioeconomic Systems," Environment and Development Economics3: 222-35, 1998. Reprinted in J.C.J.M. van den Bergh, K. Button, and P. Nijkamp (eds.), Environmental Planning, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2007.


"Economic Incentives for the Protection of Biological Diversity," in H. Siebert (ed.), Elemente einer rationalen Umweltpolitik: Expertisen zur umweltpolitischen Neuorientierung, Tbingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 1996, pp. 319-336.


"On Biodiversity Conservation," in C. Perrings, K.-G. Mäler, C. Folke, C.S. Holling, and B.-O. Jansson (eds.), Biodiversity Loss: Economic and Ecological Issues, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp. 283-297.


"The Biodiversity Supergame," Environmental and Resource Economics4: 111-122, 1994. Reprinted in C. Carraro (ed.),Governing the Global Environment, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp. 535-546, 2003.


"Optimal Economic Growth and the Conservation of Biological Diversity," in E. Barbier (ed.), Economics and Ecology, London: Chapman & Hall, 1993.