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.



Trade and Environment

1999 Seattle protest.
1999 Seattle protest.

Current Research


“Climate Change and International Trade: Lessons on their Linkage from International Environmental Agreements,‘ prepared for the World Trade Organization, July 2010.


Published Research


“Rethinking Climate Change Governance and Its Relationship to the World Trading System,“ The World Economy, 34(11): 1863-1882, 2011.


“Trade and Environment: Local Versus Multilateral Reforms,” Environment and Development Economics, 5: 349-59, 2000.


“Environmental Protection and the Global Trade Order: A Different Perspective,” in R. Revesz and R. Stewart (eds.), Environmental Law, the Economy and Sustainable Development, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 156-168, 2000.


"The Strategy of Trade Sanctions in International Environmental Agreements," Resource and Energy Economics, 19: 345-61, 1997. Reprinted in J.M. Dean (ed.), International Trade and the Environment, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2001.


"Strategic Environmental Policy and International Trade," Journal of Public Economics, 54: 325-338, 1994; reprinted in A.A. Batabyal and H. Beladi (eds.), The Economics of International Trade and the Environment, Boca Raton: Lewis, 2001; reprinted in J.M. Dean (ed.), International Trade and the Environment, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 2001; reprinted in M. Hoel (ed.), Recent Developments in Environmental Economics, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2004.


"Strategic Environmental Policy and International Competitiveness," in OECD, Environmental Policies and Industrial Competitiveness, Paris: OECD, 1993, 158-167.