Elisabeth Gsottbauer is an Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment. She joined the Institute in September 2022. She also holds a research position at the University of Innsbruck and is a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Land Economy and Wolfson College at the University of Cambridge.
Her work focuses on the application of experimental methods to study the effectiveness and acceptance of environmental policy instruments and interventions. She is also interested in how behavioral aspects influence (environmental) decisions and how behavioral insights can inform public policy making.
Elisabeth received her PhD from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2013. She was a Postdoc at ETH Zurich and Alexander-von-Humboldt Professorship of Environmental Economics at the University of Osnabrück, Germany and has visited the University of Gothenburg, Environmental Economics Unit as a guest lecturer. Elisabeth has also been awarded a British Academy Fellowship to visit the University of Cambridge. She holds a double degree in Economics and International Business and Economics from the University of Innsbruck.
- Environmental Economics
- Experimental Economics
- Public Economics
Research - 2022
The authors of this paper systematically examine the acute impact of exposure to a public health crisis on anti-social behaviour and economic decision-making using unique experimental panel data from China, collected just before the outbreak of COVID-19 and immediately after the first wave was overcome. Read more
News - 2023
This commentary explores how net climate change mitigation benefits can be achieved from using carbon credits, despite the variable and uncertain quality of credits. Read more