Behavioral insights from field experiments in environmental econmoics

Brent, Daniel A., Friesen, Lana, Gangadharan, Lata and Leibbrandt, Andreas (2017) Behavioral insights from field experiments in environmental econmoics. International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, 10 2: 95-143. doi:10.1561/101.00000084


Author Brent, Daniel A.
Friesen, Lana
Gangadharan, Lata
Leibbrandt, Andreas
Title Behavioral insights from field experiments in environmental econmoics
Journal name International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1932-1465
1932-1473
Publication date 2017-05-04
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1561/101.00000084
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 95
End page 143
Total pages 49
Place of publication Hanover, MA, United States
Publisher Now Publishers
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Many environmental decisions are based on intrinsic motivations in addition to traditional economic incentives. Field experiments allow researchers to isolate a specific causal mechanism which can help advance our understanding of consumer and firm behavior in environmental markets. This article summarizes the literature on the use of field experiments in environmental economics, focusing on framed and artefactual field experiments as well as natural experiments targeting municipal energy and water demand. We set out a theoretical framework to improve the interpretation of results from field experiments in environmental economics. In addition to providing an overview of experimental methods and findings we also lay out a set of challenges for researchers interested in running a field experiment in environmental economics.
Keyword Field experiments
Environmental economics
Intrinsic incentives
Extrinsic incentives
Behavioral economics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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