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.



Asteroid collision; painting by Don Davis.
Asteroid collision; painting by Don Davis.

Published research


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


with Karine Nyborg, John M. Anderies, Astrid Dannenberg, Therese Lindahl, Caroline Schill, Maja Schlüter, W. Neil Anger, Kenneth J. Arrow, Stephen Carpenter, F. Stuart Chapin III, Anne-Sophie Crépin, Gretchen Daily, Paul Ehrlich, Carl Folke, Wander Jager, Nils Kautsky, Simon A. Levin, Ole Jacob Madsen, Stephen Polasky, Marten Scheffer, Brian Walker, Elke U. Weber, James Wilen, Anastasios Xepapadeas, Aart de Zeeuw (2016), "Social Norms as Solutions: Policies May Influence Large-Scale Behavioral Tipping," Science 354(6308): 42-43.


"Collective Action to Avoid Catastrophe: When Countries Succeed, When they Fail, and Why," Global Policy (2016) dos: 10.1111/1758-5899.1234.  


“The Problem of Averting Global Catastrophe,” Chicago Journal of International Law, 6(2): 1-26, 2006.


“Making International Cooperation Pay: Financing as a Strategic Incentive,” in I. Kaul (ed.), Public Finance in a Globalizing World: Innovations in Theory and Practice, New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 357-370, 2006.


“Creating Incentives for International Cooperation: Strategic Choices,” in I. Kaul, P. Conceição, K. Le Goulven, and R. U. Mendoza (eds.), Providing Global Public Goods: Managing Globalization, New York: New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, pp. 308-328. Reprinted in R.N. Stavins (ed.), Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings, New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005.


“Supplying International Public Goods: How Can Nations Cooperate?” in A. Mody and M. Ferroni (eds.), International Public Goods: Incentives, Measurement, and Financing, Dordrecht: Kluwer and Washington, DC: World Bank, pp. 47-79, 2002.


“Financing Global Public Goods,” in C.D. Gerrard, M. Ferroni, and A. Mody (eds.), Global Public Policies and Programs: Implications for Financing and Evaluation, Washington, DC: World Bank, pp. 193-203, 2001.


“Montreal v. Kyoto: International Cooperation and the Global Environment,” in I. Kaul, I. Grunberg, and M.A. Stern (eds.),Global Public Goods: International Cooperation in the 21st Century, New York: Oxford University Press, 1999, pp. 192-219. Reprinted in C. Carraro, Governing the Global Environment, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp. 505-532, 2003.