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Åsa Löfgren


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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

Distribution of Emissions Allowances and the Use of Auction Revenues in the European Union Emissions Trading System
Löfgren, Åsa, Burtraw, D., Wrake, M., Malinovskaya, A.
Review of Environmental Economics and Policy, 12:2, s. 284-303, 2018

Policy design for the Anthropocene
Sterner, Thomas, Barbier, Edward B., Bateman, Ian, van den Bijgaart, Inge, Crépin, Anne Sophie, Edenhofer, Ottmar, Fischer, Carolyn, Habla, Wolfgang, Hassler, John, Johansson-Stenman, Olof, Lange, Andreas, Polasky, Stephen, Rockström, Johan, Smith, Henrik G., Steffen, Will, Wagner, Gernot, Wilen, James E., Alpízar, Francisco, Azar, Christian, Carless, Donna, Chávez, Carlos, Coria, Jessica, Engström, Gustav, Jagers, Sverker C., Köhlin, Gunnar, Löfgren, Åsa, Pleijel, Håkan, Robinson, Amanda, Alpizar, Francisco
Nature Sustainability, 2, s. 14-21, 2019

On the preconditions for large-scale collective action
Jagers, Sverker C., Harring, Niklas, Löfgren, Åsa, Sjöstedt, Martin, Alpizar, F., Brülde, Bengt, Langlet, David, Nilsson, Andreas, Carney Almroth, Bethanie, Dupont, Samuel, Steffen, W.
Ambio, 2019

The legal and economic case for an auction reserve price in the EU emissions trading system
Löfgren, Åsa, Carolyn Fischer, Leonie Reins, Dallas Burtraw, Michael Mehling, Stefan Weishaar, Lars Zetterberg, Harro van Asselt, Kati Kulovesi
CESifo Working Paper no 7903, 2019

A theoretical framework explaining the mechanisms of nudging
Löfgren, Åsa, Nordblom, Katarina