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Selected speeches

The Menu of Environmental Policy Instruments Inaugural lecture at Collège de France (2015-10-22)

Gröna skatter Presentation at seminar ”Skattereformen 25 år – dess historia och framtid” (in Swedish). Swedish Parliament, Stockholm (2017-01-25)

Paris 2015 and Beyond, Cooling the Climate Debate Symposium at Collége de France (2015-10-28)

Selected research

Policy sequencing toward decarbonization
Meckling, Jonas., Thomas Sterner, and Gernot Wagner, Nature Energy, forthcoming.

Best cost estimate of greenhouse gases
Revesz, Ricky, Michael Greenstone; Michael Hanemann; Jason Schwartz, Thomas Sterner. 2017. Science 357 (6352), 655.

Few and not so far between - A meta-analysis of climate damage estimates
Howard, P. and T. Sterner. 2017. Environmental and Resource Economics (2017) 68: 197-225.

The Social Cost of Carbon: A Global Imperative
Revesz, R. L., J. A. Schwartz, P. H. Howard, K. Arrow, M. A. Livermore, M. Oppenheimer and T. Sterner. 2017. Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 11 (1): 172-173.

Push renewables to spur carbon pricing
Wagner, G., Kåberger, T., Olai, S., Oppenheimer, M., Rittenhouse., and Sterner, T. Nature 525: 27-29.

Discounting and relative consumption
Johansson-Stenman, O., and Sterner, T. 2015. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 71: 19-33.

Determining Benefits and Costs for Future Generations
Arrow,K., M L. Cropper, C Gollier, B Groom, G M. Heal, R G. Newell, W D. Nordhaus, R S. Pindyck, W A. Pizer, P Portney, T Sterner, R Tol and M,L. Weitzman. Science July 26 2013.

See more at my Google Scholar profile.

Policy design

We are a group of researchers whose main research focus is on the actual design of policy instruments. Read more about our work here.

See also my EfD Webpage.









Click here to read the review of Environmental Regulation and Public Disclosure in the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies

My books and other resources can be found at the external website Routledge Sustainability Hub


The research project COMMONS - Human Cooperation to Manage Natural Resources include research teams at Indiana University, University of Gothenburg, and Resources for the Future. Read more about our four research teams here

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