Department of Environmental and Behavioral Economics

Welcome to the Department of Environmental and Behavioral Economics!

We do research, teach, and inform policy and society in the fields of environmental and behavioral economics. See here for more information about our research.


From the left: Sonja Zitzelsberger, Astrid Dannenberg, Corina Haita-Falah, Elina Khachatryan, Sven Christens


Sonja Zitzelsberger participated at a side event at the UN Climate Change Conference (SB48) in Bonn. The event was jointly organized by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), the Ifo-Institute - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich e.V., and the University of Kassel.

Flyer to the side event

New Publications

Climate negotiators’ and scientists’ assessments of the climate negotiations

Astrid Dannenberg, Sonja Zitzelsberger, and Alessandro Tavoni

Nature Climate Change (2017) 7(6), 437-442


Tipping Versus Cooperating to Provide a Public Good

Scott Barrett and Astrid Dannenberg

Journal of the European Economic Association (2017) 15(4), 910–941.

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Social Norms as Solutions

Karine Nyborg, John M. Anderies, Astrid Dannenberg et al.

Science (2016), 354 (6308) 42-43