Åsa Löfgren

Senior Lecturer

Department of Economics
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 640
40530 Göteborg

About Åsa Löfgren

Åsa Löfgren is Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. Löfgren is an expert in the area of climate economics; in particular she has focused on climate change and behavioral economics. She is particularly interested in the effect and design of policy instruments, fairness, and industrial investment behavior, such as firms' carbon-reduction investment behavior in response to climate strategies. Löfgren has published numerous articles in international peer-reviewed journals, as well as book chapters, policy papers and reports.

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Research areas

  • environmental economics; economics of climate change; behavioural economics; industrial investment behaviour.

Teaching areas

  • environmental economics; applied micro economics; behavioural economics

Selected publications by topic

Behavior - nudging

  • Löfgren, Å., K. Nordblom. 2020. “A theoretical framework of decision making explaining the mechanisms of nudging”. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 174, 1-12.
  • Carlsson, F., Å. Löfgren, and K. Nordblom. 2020. Grön nudge som miljöpolitiskt styrmedel. SNS Analys nr.69, December 2020.

Policy design - EU ETS

  • Fischer Carolyn, Leonie Reins, Dallas Burtraw, David Langlet, Åsa Löfgren, Michael Mehling, Harro van Asselt, Stefan Weishaar, Lars Zetterberg, & Kati Kulovesi. 2020. “The Legal and Economic Case for an Auction Reserve Price in the EU Emissions Trading System”. 26 Colum. J. Eur. L. 1. Columbia Journal of European Law Spring, 2020.
  • Löfgren Å., Burtraw D, Keyes A. 2020. Decarbonizing the Industrial Sector - The Potential for Ambitious EU Member States to Use Flexible Performance Standards to Strengthen Carbon Price Signals, Resources for the Future Report 20-03.
  • Löfgren, Å, Burtraw D, Wråke M, and Malinovskaya, A. 2018. “Distribution of Allowance Asset Values and the Use of Auction Revenues in the EU Emissions Trading System”, Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp. 284–303.
  • Sterner, T, E. B. Barbier, ..., Å. Löfgren et al. 2019. “Policy Design for the Anthropocene”, Nature Sustainability, Volume 2, pp.14-21.

Large scale collective action

  • Harring, N., Jagers, S.C., & Löfgren, Å. 2021. “COVID-19: Large-scale collective action, government intervention, and the importance of trust”, World Development, Vol. 138, February 2021, 105236.
  • Jagers, S.C., Harring, N., Löfgren, Å. et al. 2020. “On the preconditions for large-scale collective action”. Ambio 49, 1282–1296