This talk is organised by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Post-Carbon Transition
Astrid Dannenberg, Professor of Environmental and Behavioural Economics at the University of Kassel, will discuss a model of cooperation on trade and (in keeping with the Paris Agreement) of voluntary cooperation on climate change, and ask whether it is better to keep these issues separate or to link them, by making cooperation on trade conditional on supplying the global public good of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
About the speaker
Astrid Dannenberg is Professor of Environmental and Behavioral Economics at the University of Kassel. She received her MA in economics at the University of Mannheim and her PhD at the Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg. She previously was a Research Fellow at the Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim, the University of Gothenburg, and Columbia University in New York City. She also worked for the German Federal Environmental Agency. In 2014, she was awarded an ERC Starting Grant by the European Research Council for her research project “Human Cooperation to Protect the Global Commons” (HUCO). Her research interests lie primarily in global collective action problems and environmental issues such as climate change. In particular, the research focuses on human behavior and decision making and how institutions can be designed to promote cooperation.