Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Climate change and psychological adaptation: a behavioral environmental economics approach
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå School of Business and Economics (USBE), Economics.
Freie Universität, Berlin.
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Economic models of climate policy (or policies to combat other environmental problems) typically neglect psychological adaptation to changing life circumstances. People may adapt or become more sensitive, to different degrees, to a deteriorated environment. The present paper addresses these issues in a simple model of tax policy to combat climate change and elaborates on the consequences for optimal climate policies, and argues from a normative point of view that psychological adaptation needs to be taken into account by a pure welfarist government, which aims at internalizing an intertemporal externality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2014. , 19 p.
Umeå economic studies, ISSN 0348-1018 ; 885
Keyword [en]
Behavioral environmental economics, climate change, intertemporal externalities, adaptation, sensitization, taxation
National Category
Research subject
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-92086OAI: diva2:739535
Available from: 2014-08-21 Created: 2014-08-21 Last updated: 2014-11-19Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(517 kB)189 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 517 kBChecksum SHA-512
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Aronsson, Thomas
By organisation

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 189 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 259 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link