Research

Selected work in progress

Cross-dynastic intergenerational altruism (solo-authored). CESifo Working Paper No. 9626.

  • Awarded the CESifo Distinguished Affiliate Award, H.M. The King’s Gold Medal and Best Dissertation Award from the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

Pricing carbon (with M.A. Drupp and R.C. Schmidt). CESifo Working Paper No. 9608.

Balancing the risk of tipping: Early Warning Systems from detection to management (with F.K. Diekert, D. Heyen and S. Shayegh). [Available upon request.]

Philosopher and economist can agree on the intergenerational discount rate and climate policy paths (with M.A. Drupp, M.C. Freeman and B. Groom). CESifo Working Paper No. 9920.

Designing carbon pricing policies (with R.C. Schmidt and M.A. Drupp). [First draft available soon.]

Testing the free-rider hypothesis in climate policy (with R.C. Schmidt and M.A. Drupp). [First draft available soon.]

Embedded discounting and the green transition (with D. Møller Sneum, E. Rosenlund Soysal and M.C. Freeman). Available at SSRN.

  • Awarded Best Presentation at Smart Energy Systems (D. Møller Sneum).

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


Journal publications

The future, now: A review of social discounting (with B. Groom, M.A. Drupp and M.C. Freeman), Annual Review of Resource Economics, accepted. [Preprint.]

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.]

  • Awarded H.M. The King’s Gold Medal and the Best Dissertation Award from the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

  • Influenced public guidance in the US, as well as the European Union, the IPCC and Sweden.

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

  • Awarded H.M. The King’s Gold Medal and the Best Dissertation Award from the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.

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

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.]

  • Awarded H.M. The King’s Gold Medal and the Best Dissertation Award from the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists.


Book chapters

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

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.]


Policy briefs and comments

Assessing climate change (solo-authored), EAERE Magazine 15, 10-13.

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.