Anne-Sophie Crépin | Deputy director, PhD (Economist)
Anne-Sophie Crépin has a background in environmental and resource economics and focuses on issues related to sustainability and resilience. Her research links scientific theories about the Anthropocene, regime shifts and economic dynamics
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Address: The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, The Royal Swedish Academy of Science, Box 50005, SE-104 05 Stockholm Sweden
Anne-Sophie Crépin has a background in environmental and resource economics and focuses on issues related to sustainability and resilience. Her research links scientific theories about the Anthropocene, regime shifts and economic dynamics and aims to answer mainly two broad questions:
1. In what way does the interplay between ecosystems and socioeconomic dynamics influence the risk of abrupt changes which could lower human well-being?
2. How can society deal with this risk in a way that sustains long term human well-being?
She studies in particular resources and services that stem from ecosystems with complex dynamics due for example to multiple species, fast and slow variables, and threshold effects. A substantial part of her work is based on small theoretical dynamic models that combine relevant economic factors with complex ecosystem dynamics. However some of her recent publications also include more empirical studies and behavioural experiments.
Her work addresses management of resources with potential regime shifts like grasslands, coral reefs, forests, etc. She has studied models with common property management, fast and slow dynamics, uncertainty, diversity and policy interventions. Her recent work deals with the representation of larger and complex social ecological systems with cross scale interactions like the Arctic Ocean. In the context of resources management with potential regime shifts she is also working with behavioural experiments.
Anne-Sophie Crépin teaches at graduate and undergraduate levels at Stockholm University and at the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics. She is teaching the module Challenges of Environmental Decision-making within the Stockholm Resilience Centre’s Master’s Programme Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development. She is co-organiser of the pre-conference course to the annual conference of the European Association of Environmental and resource Economists (EAERE).
Anne-Sophie Crépin is the deputy director of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics. She was a council member for the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics. She participated in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. She was awarded the Arnberg Prize 2003 from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences for her PhD-thesis.