Greer’s research combines experimental and behavioural economics to reveal cost-effective climate change mitigation strategies at the microeconomic level.  Her current projects focus on the contexts of commercial fuel efficiency (especially in the aviation industry), residential energy and resource use, and virtual grid capacity. She is also a BITSS Catalyst promoting transparency and reproducibility in social science research.

Background

Greer graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Economics and a BA (Hons) in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University in 2011, where she used experimental methods to study the effects of information and norms on common-pool resource extraction and energy use. Subsequently, she completed her MSc in Environmental Economics and Climate Change (with distinction) and her Ph.D. in Environmental Economics at LSE. Her dissertations analyzed a number of lab and field experiments aimed at minimizing the extent of prominent environmental externalities from fuel and energy use.

Research interests

  • Experimental economics
  • Behavioral economics
  • Environmental and resource economics
  • Personnel economics

Research - 2020

This paper describes an experiment on a nationally representative sample of UK households that aimed to quantify resistance to smart meter adoption and test for the existence of commonly cited market failures that inhibit the adoption of energy-saving technologies. The authors measured if households would adopt a smart meter without financial compensation and, for those households unwilling to do so, the subsidy level that would be necessary to persuade them. Read more

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