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Claes Ek


Claes Ek
+46 31 786 5249

Postal Address: Box 640, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 41124 Göteborg

Department of Economics (More Information)
Box 640
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Vasagatan 1 , 411 24 Göteborg

About Claes Ek

I am a postdoc at the Department of Economics and am affiliated with the Centre for Collective Action Research at the University of Gothenburg. I obtained my PhD from Lund University in September 2016.

My main research interests are in the intersection between environmental and behavioral economics, with a particular focus on individual pro-environmental and prosocial behavior. One of the issues I am interested in is whether policies to encourage a particular prosocial activity spills over onto other activities - for example, if local government incentivizes recycling, will people become more or less inclined to buy organic food or bike to work?

Link to my personal web page (external site)

Research areas

  • Behavioral economics, environmental economics, public economics, applied theory

Teaching areas

  • Microeconomics, Environmental economics

Selected publications

Some Causes are More Equal than Others? The Effect of Similarity on Substitution in Charitable Giving
Ek, Claes
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 136, 2017

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Does teaching school children about recycling reduce household waste?
Claes Ek, Söderberg Magnus
Gothenburg, University of Gothenburg, Working paper 2020
Working paper


Prosocial behavior and policy spillovers: A multi-activity approach
Claes Ek
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Behavioral spillovers from food-waste collection in Swedish municipalities
Claes Ek, J. Miliute-Plepiene
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Journal article 2018
Journal article


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