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Abstract Environmentally friendly alternatives are touted as a key component of a transition towards lowering the impact of human activity on the environment. The environmental costs of these…

23 June 2022 | EfD Discussion Paper | Central America

This study uses a large field experiment linked to actual behavior to evaluate the effects of an information campaign with and without celebrity endorsement on the use of single-use plastics. We find…

7 June 2022 | Peer Reviewed | Vietnam

The results of this research study serve as a cautionary piece of evidence for policy makers interested in reducing electricity consumption during peak hours, which can be potentially achieved with...

4 March 2022 | Peer Reviewed | Central America

In a randomized trial, researchers assessed whether an externally encouraged, community-based monitoring program improved water management. Although replications are needed, the results imply that...

18 March 2022 | Peer Reviewed | Central America

Although there is growing recognition that that extreme weather events pose significant challenges to Central American agriculture, little is known about what factors influence farmers' implementation...

16 March 2022 | Book Chapter | Central America

Abstract Resource-conserving technologies are widely reported to benefit both the environment and the people who adopt them. Evidence for these “win-win” claims comes largely from modeling or non…

3 May 2021 | EfD Discussion Paper |

Abstract We conduct a natural field experiment on the effect of having a celebrity endorse an information campaign aiming to induce pro-environmental behavior in the context of single-use plastics…

27 October 2020 | EfD Discussion Paper | Vietnam, Sweden, Central America

The polluting of marine ecosystems with plastics is both a global and a local problem with potentially severe consequences for wildlife, economic activity, and human health. It is a problem that…

2 May 2020 | Peer Reviewed | South Africa, India, Chile, Vietnam, Sweden, Tanzania, Central America

2015 was a special year. During a few months the political stars aligned and made it possible for the international community to agree on the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Paris…

4 May 2020 | Peer Reviewed | India, Colombia, China, Vietnam, Sweden, Central America, Global Hub

Researchers and officials interested in people’s attitudes toward risk when designing public policies should make sure that their questions about risk are asked in the specific context of the policy…

18 May 2020 | Research Brief | Sweden, Central America