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 Infectious Diseases

Polio vaccination
Polio vaccination

Eradication--the most audacious goal in human history.











Published research


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


“Stop! The Polio Vaccination Cessation Game,” World Bank Economic Review 24(3), pp. 361-385, 2010 (lead article).


with O. Sabot, J. M. Cohen, M.S. Hsiang, JG. Kahn, S. Basu, L. Tang, B. Zheng, Q. Gao, L. Zou, A. Tatarsky, S. Aboobakar, J. Usas, J.L. Cohen,  D.T. Jamison, R.G.A. Feachem, “Costs and Financial Feasibility of Malaria Elimination,“ The Lancet, 29 October 2010. 


“Polio Eradication: Strengthening the Weakest Links,” Health Affairs, 28(4): 1079-1090, July 2009.


“Emerging Infectious Diseases: Are We Prepared?” in F. Fukuyama (ed.), Blindside, Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, pp. 82-90, 2007.


with Michael Hoel, “Optimal Disease Eradication,” Environment and Development Economics, 12: 1-26, 2007.


“The Smallpox Eradication Game,” Public Choice, 130: 179-207, 2006.


with M. Miller and D.A. Henderson, “Control and Eradication,” in D.T. Jamison et al. (eds.), Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, 2nd edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1163-1176, 2006.


“Eradication vs. Control: The Economics of Global Infectious Disease Policy,” Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 82: 683-688, 2004.


“Health as a Global Public Good: Lessons from International Environmental Law,” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, pp. 13-16, 2004.


“Global Disease Eradication,” Journal of the European Economics Association, 1: 591-600, 2003.