CFP: Experiments on Environmental and Natural Resource Policies

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Call for Papers

Special Issue of Strategic Behavior and the Environment

“Experiments on Environmental and Natural Resource Policies”

Guest editors: Stephan Kroll and Jordan Suter

Policy-makers are considering an increasingly diverse set of innovative policies to tackle environmental and natural resource problems such as local pollution, resource conservation, or climate change. While the economic theory underlying many such policies is well established, we still know relatively little about behavioral responses to these policies, which ultimately determine their overall effectiveness.

For this special issue of Strategic Behavior and the Environment we invite papers that employ experiments to investigate environmental and natural resource policies. Examples of potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Efficiency and effectiveness of environmental and natural resource (ENR) policies
  • Strategic and behavioral responses to ENR policies
  • Distributional and fairness considerations
  • The role of revenue use (i.e., earmarking)
  • Acceptability and feasibility of ENR policies
  • Information provision measures
  • Centralized versus decentralized policy measures
  • Interaction of ENR policies with market structures
  • Cultural differences in responses to ENR policies

We welcome submissions of all kinds, including

  • lab experiments
  • field experiments
  • experiments tied to agent-based models
  • theoretical and empirical models based on results from previous experiments

Submission:

All appropriate papers will be peer-reviewed. Manuscripts should be prepared according to the guidelines outlined on the website of Strategic Behavior (http://www.nowpublishers.com/SBE). Manuscripts should be submitted by March 10, 2016 through that website or directly to editorial@nowpublishers.com. Authors should indicate “Special Issue Environmental Policies” as article type, and also indicate in the cover letter that the manuscript should be considered for the special issue on “Experiments on Environmental and Natural Resource Policies.”

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Zac Rolnik
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