Beijer Fellows

Therese Lindahl | PhD (Economist) , Researcher

My research focus is broadly on environmental and resource economics, but more specifically on social dynamics in natural resource dilemmas. I am particularly interested in improving the understanding of the interplay of knowledge, learning and norms. I am also addressing the implications of complex ecosysytem dynamics for individual decision-making and for management in natural resource dilemmas.

Therese Lindahl

Contact

Phone + 46 8 673 97 09
Fax + 46 8 15 24 64
E-mail 
Address: The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics The Royal Swedish Academy of Science Box 50005 SE-104 05 Stockholm Sweden


Presentation

My research focus is broadly on environmental and resource economics and more specifically on behavioral aspects of natural resource management. I employ both theoretical and experimental methods, where theory aids in the relevant experimental design and subsequent interpretation of parameters. Experiments are randomized evaluations that can measure the impact that a specific variable, mechanism or policy intervention will have on individual and group behavior.

In my research I am particularly interested in improving the understanding of the interplay of knowledge, learning and norms in natural resource management. For example, if users differ with respect to knowledge, depending on the existing norm they may have incentive to use their knowledge strategically, which could have consequences for the ecosystem and consequently overall welfare.

I am also addressing the implications of complex ecosystem dynamics for individual decision-making and for management in natural resource dilemmas. The complexity of ecosystem dynamics can have huge implications for management as even marginal changes can cause radical transformations of such ecosystems.