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.



Environment and Development

Children playing, South Africa.
Children playing, South Africa.

Published Research


"Global Public Goods and International Development," in J. Warren Evans and Robin Davies (eds.), Too Global to Fail: The World Bank at the Intersection of National and Global Public Policy in 2025, Washington, DC: World Bank, 2015, pp. 13-51.

with K.-G. Mäler and E. Maskin, "Partha Dasgupta's Contributions to Environment and Development Economics," in S. Barrett, K.-G. Mäler and E. Maskin (eds.), Environment and Development Economics: Essays in Honor of Sir Partha Dasgupta, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 3-28.

with K. Graddy, "Freedom, Growth, and the Environment," Environment and Development Economics, 5: 433-56, 2000.


with P. Dasgupta and K.-G. Mäler, "Intergenerational Equity, Social Discount Rates, and Global Warming," in J.P. Weyant and P.R. Portney (eds.), Discounting and Intergenerational Equity, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999, pp. 51-77.


"Is Economic Growth Good for the Environment?" Economic Outlook, 1997, 21: 18-23.


"Economic Growth and Environmental Preservation," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 23: 289-300, 1992.


"Microeconomic Responses to Macroeconomic Reforms: The Optimal Control of Soil Erosion," in P. Dasgupta and K.-G. Mäler (eds.), The Environment and Emerging Development Issues, Vol. 2, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997, pp. 482-501.


"Comments on the 1995 Keynes Lecture," Proceedings of the British Academy, 89: 211-216, 1996.


Economic Development and Environmental Policy, FAO Economic and Social Development Paper No. 138, Rome: Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 1996.


"Optimal Soil Conservation and the Reform of Agricultural Pricing Policies," Journal of Development Economics, 1991, 36: 167-187.


with C. Heady, "Agricultural Pricing and Environmental Management," in The IUCN Sahel Studies, Geneva: IUCN, 1989.


with D.W. Pearce, "Environment  and Economic Development in Africa: Towards an Integrated African Recovery," in Economic Report for Africa 1988, African Development Bank, 1988.