Research

Publications

Discounting and the green transition: District heating in Denmark (with M.C. Freeman, D.M. Sneum and E.R. Soysal), Energy Regulation in the Green Transition: An Anthology (B.E. Olsen et al., eds.), Danish Utility Regulator.

Climate economics support for the UN climate targets (with M.C. Hänsel, M.A. Drupp, D.J.H. Johansson, C. Azar, M.C. Freeman, B. Groom and T. Sterner), Nature Climate Change 10(8), 781-9. [Preprint.]

  • Influenced public guidance in the US.

Intergenerational altruism: A solution to the climate problem? (with G.B. Asheim), Handbook on the Economics of Climate Change (G. Chichilnisky and A. Rezai, eds.), Edward Elgar. [Preprint.]

Discounting disentangled (with M.A. Drupp, M.C. Freeman and B. Groom), American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 10(4), 109-34. [Preprint.]

  • Influenced public guidance in Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New York State, the UK and the US, as well as the Office for National Statistics, the Dasgupta Review and the OECD.

Risikojustering av kalkulasjonsrenta i samfunnsøkonomiske analysar (with D. Lund), Samfunnsøkonomen 132(4), 34-42. [Translated: Risk adjustment of the discount rate in cost-benefit analyses.]

  • Influenced public guidance in Norway.

Destructive intergenerational altruism (with G.B. Asheim), Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 3(4), 957-98. [Preprint.]


Selected work in progress

Cross-dynastic intergenerational altruism (solo-authored). [Under revision.]

The future, now: A review of social discounting (with M.A. Drupp, M.C. Freeman and B. Groom), R&R, Annual Review of Resource Economics. [Draft available upon request.]

Early warning signals (with F.K. Diekert, D. Heyen and S. Shayegh). [First draft soon.]

Pricing carbon (with M.A. Drupp and R.C. Schmidt). [First draft soon.]

Rumble in the jungle? Economists and philosophers on social discounting (with M.A. Drupp, M.C. Freeman and B. Groom). [First draft soon.]

Combining expert advice on social discounting (with M.A. Drupp, M.C. Freeman, B. Groom and M.C. Hänsel).


Policy briefs and comments

Assessing climate change (solo-authored), EAERE Magazine, forthcoming. [Draft available upon request.]

Public comment on: “Technical Support Document: Social Cost of Carbon, Methane, and Nitrous Oxide Interim Estimates Under Executive Order 13990” (with M.A. Drupp, M.C. Freeman and B. Groom).

How much should we care about the future? What the experts say (with M.A. Drupp, M.C. Freeman and B. Groom), EAERE Magazine 5, 15-18.