All pages with keywords: beliefs

Monitoring and punishment networks in a common-pool resource dilemma: experimental evidence

Monitoring and punishment networks in a common-pool resource dilemma: experimental evidence

a working paper by Ganga Shreedhar, Alessandro Tavoni, Carmen Marchiori 31 January, 2018

This study simulates an environmental dilemma: a group of individuals sharing a natural resource from which they can individually gain. It shows how network structure impacts social welfare and reveals the cost of exclusively relying on perfect peer monitoring and punishment to enhance cooperation. read more »


Beliefs, politics, and environmental policy

a research article by Antony Millner, 23 August, 2016

Experts and the general public often perceive environmental problems differently. Moreover, regulatory responses to environmental issues often do not coincide with consensus expert recommendations. These two facts are mutually … read more »


Is taxing waste a waste of time? Evidence from a supreme court decision

a working paper by Stefano Carattini, Andrea Baranzini, Rafael Lalive 18 February, 2016

Many people are against a garbage tax even though it often works. We study how a Supreme Court decision, mandating Vaud, a region of Switzerland, to implement a tax on … read more »


Beliefs, politics, and environmental policy

Beliefs, politics, and environmental policy

a working paper by Antony Millner, 25 August, 2015

This paper explores the relationship between beliefs and policy choices in relation to environmental regulation. read more »


Labeling opinions in the climate debate: a critical review

Labeling opinions in the climate debate: a critical review

a research article by Amelia Sharman, Candice Howarth 19 February, 2015

This paper critically reviews the literature on climate opinion labels, and the efforts taken within an academic context to categorize differences, create new taxonomies of more detailed sub‐labels, or create or argue for the use of new labels such as denier or contrarian. read more »


Unawareness with ‘possible’ possible worlds

Unawareness with ‘possible’ possible worlds

a working paper by Oliver Walker 1 December, 2011

Logical structures for modelling agents’ reasoning about unawareness are presented where it can hold simultaneously that: agents’ beliefs about whether they are fully aware need not … read more »


A representation result for choice under conscious unawareness

A representation result for choice under conscious unawareness

a working paper by Oliver Walker, Simon Dietz 1 September, 2011

There are many examples in policy-making, investment and day-to-day life where the set of contingencies the decision-maker can conceive of does not resolve all uncertainty about the consequences of … read more »


Lord Lawson’s incredible complacency on climate change

Lord Lawson’s incredible complacency on climate change

a commentary by Bob Ward 10 April, 2011

Former chancellor claims the worst possible impacts of unchecked global warming ‘would not be disastrous’. The Sunday Times – subscription is required


The Government’s promise of referendums on Europe offers no guarantees  – Telegraph

The Government’s promise of referendums on Europe offers no guarantees – Telegraph

a commentary by Bob Ward 14 September, 2010

The Brussels elite, which is relentlessly pursuing its ideal of “ever closer union” as enshrined in the Treaty of Rome, may still yet get its way. Telegraph.co.uk


Comment: ‘Knock knock: where is the evidence for dangerous human-caused global warming?’ by Robert M. Carter

Comment: ‘Knock knock: where is the evidence for dangerous human-caused global warming?’ by Robert M. Carter

a working paper by Bob Ward 1 September, 2010

Carter (2008) notes that for climate change “sound science [sic] understanding is an essential prerequisite to any meaningful economic analysis”. Unfortunately, his paper contains serious and … read more »