I am a Full Professor of Applied Economics at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, the director of the MSc in Applied Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business, and an external faculty at MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research.

My research focuses on informing the design of public policies, and my publications cover a wide range of social issues including climate change and the energy transition, population growth and biodiversity, and minimum wage regulation. I have received funding for my research from the Swiss National Science Foundation and InnoSuisse. I am also an Associate Editor for the Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy.

I regularly collaborate with governmental agencies and private companies to analyze economic data, administer surveys, or design experiments and informational interventions on topics of joint interest. Feel free to contact me for potential projects.


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Contact information:

Institute of Economic Research
Université de Neuchâtel
Rue A.-L. Breguet 2
CH-2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Office: 1.208

Tel: +41 32 718 1455 (GMT+1)
E-mail: bruno (dot) lanz ( a t ) unine (dot) ch

Current appointments:

Selected recent publications:

  • NEW: Technology adoption and early network infrastructure provision in the market for electric vehicles (joint with J. van Dijk and N. Delacrétaz)
    Environmental and Resource Economics, in press

  • Climate policy without a price signal: Evidence on the implicit carbon price of energy efficiency in buildings (joint with G. Lang)
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 111, 102560, 2022 [open access]

  • Public good provision, in-group cooperation and out-group descriptive norms: A lab experiment (joint with S. Kandul)
    Journal of Economic Psychology, 85, 102382, 2021 [open access]

  • Asymmetric information on the market for energy efficiency: Insights from the credence goods literature (joint with E. Reins)
    The Energy Journal, 42 (4), 91-109, 2021 [open access]

  • Minimum wage regulation in Switzerland: Survey evidence for restaurants in the canton of Neuchâtel (joint with M. Berger)
    Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics, 156 (20), 1-23, 2020 [open access]

  • The Return of Malthus? Resource Constraints in an Era of Declining Population Growth (joint with P. Naso and T. Swanson)
    European Economic Review, 128, 103499, 2020 [link to the journal]

  • Social comparison and energy conservation in a collective action context: A field experiment (joint with S. Kandul and G. Lang)
    Economics Letters, 188, 108947, 2020 [open access]

  • Global economic growth and agricultural land conversion under uncertain productivity improvements in agriculture (joint with S. Dietz and T. Swanson)
    American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 100 (1), 545-569, 2018 [link to the journal]

  • The behavioral effect of Pigovian regulation: Evidence from a field experiment (joint with J.-D. Wurlod, L. Panzone and T. Swanson)
    Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 18 (87), 190-205, 2018 [link to the journal]

  • The expansion of modern agriculture and global biodiversity decline: An integrated assessment (joint with S. Dietz and T. Swanson),
    Ecological Economics, 144, 260-277, 2018 [link to the journal]

  • Global population growth, technology, and Malthusian constraints: A quantitative growth theoretic perspective (joint with S. Dietz and T. Swanson)
    International Economic Review, 58 (3), 973-1006, 2017 [link to the journal]