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About Claes Ek
I am Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics at the University of Gothenburg. I obtained my PhD from Lund University in September 2016. My research interests are in in environmental and behavioral economics, applied econometrics and public economics.
My main current projects include field experiments on household waste and recycling behavior. One recent project successfully applies norm-based feedback nudges (similar to the well-known Home Energy Reports) in the waste domain. Another ongoing project relates to power calculations for experiments with panel data, including for cluster-randomized field experiments.
I've also done research on the issue of within-individual spillovers across prosocial activities, for instance in response to policy meant to encourage one particular such activity. For example, if local government incentivizes recycling, will people become more or less inclined to buy organic food or bike to work?
- Environmental economics, behavioral economics, applied econometrics, public economics
- Microeconomics, Environmental economics
C. Ek, K. Elofsson, and C.-J. Lagerkvist. Which policy instrument do citizens and civil servants prefer? A choice experiment on Swedish marine policy. Q Open, Vol. 2(1): qoac002. 2022.
C. Ek and J. Miliute-Plepiene. Behavioral spillovers from food-waste collection in Swedish municipalities. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Vol.89: 169-186. 2018.
C. Ek. Prosocial behavior and policy spillovers: A multi-activity approach. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol. 149: 356-371. 2018.
C. Ek. Some causes are more equal than others? The effect of similarity on substitution in charitable giving. Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Vol.136: 45-62. 2017.
Too much commitment? An online experiment with tempting YouTube
Claes Ek, M. Samahita
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization - 2023
Which policy instrument do citizens and civil servants prefer? A choice experiment on Swedish marine
Claes Ek, Carl-Johan Lagerkvist, Katarina Elofsson
Q Open - 2022
Serial-correlation-robust power calculation for the analysis-of-covariance
All it takes is one: The effect of weakest-link and summation aggregation on public good provision under threshold
Norm-based feedback on household waste: Large-scale field experiments in two Swedish
Claes Ek, Magnus Söderberg
Does teaching school children about recycling reduce household
Claes Ek, Söderberg Magnus
Prosocial behavior and policy spillovers: A multi-activity
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization - 2018
Behavioral spillovers from food-waste collection in Swedish
Claes Ek, J. Miliute-Plepiene
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management - 2018
Some Causes are More Equal than Others? The Effect of Similarity on Substitution in Charitable
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization - 2017