Associate Professor/Vice Dean
Address: P.O. Box 640, SE 405 30 Gothenburg
Visiting address: Vasagatan 1, House E
Tel: +46 (0)31 786 1375
Fax: +46 (0)31 786 1326
My current research interests are foremost related to the economics of climate change and behavioural economics; in particular my research covers different aspects of policy instruments, fairness, and industrial investment behaviour.
My research is funded by the Mistra Indigo research program: Instrument Design for Global Climate Mitigation, and the Formas COMMONS research program: Human Cooperation to Manage Natural Resources.
Carlsson, F., Kataria, M., Krupnick, A., Lampi, E., Löfgren, Å., Qin, P., and Sterner, T.(2013) “The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth A Multiple Country Test of an Oath Script”, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp.1-17, Forthcoming in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization.
Carlsson, F., Kataria, M., Krupnick, A., Lampi, E., Löfgren, Å., Qin, P., and Sterner, T.(2013) “A Fair Share: Burden-Sharing Preferences in the United States and China”, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp.1-17, Resource and Energy Economics.
Hasson, R., Löfgren, Å., and Visser, M. (2012). “Treatment Effects of Climate Change Risk on Mitigation and Adaptation Behavior in an Experimental Setting”, South African Journal of Economics, Volume 80, Issue 3, pp. 415-430.
Carlsson, F., Löfgren, Å., and Sterner, T. (2012). “Discrimination in Scientific Review - A natural field experiment on blind versus non-blind review”, The Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Volume 114, Issue 2, pp. 500-519
Carlsson, F., Kataria, M., Krupnick, A., Lampi, E., Löfgren, Å., Qin, P., Chung, S., and Sterner, T. (2012). “Paying for Mitigation: A Multiple Country Study”, Land Economics, Volume 88, Issue 2, pp.326-340.
Wråke, M., Burtraw, D., Löfgren, Å., and Zetterberg, L. (2012). “What Have We Learnt from the European Union’s Emissions Trading System?”, AMBIO, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp. 12-22.
Anthonsen, M., Löfgren, Å., Nilsson, K., and Westerlund, J. (2012). “Effects of Rent Dependency on Quality of Government”, Economics of Governance, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp. 145-168.
Löfgren, Å., Martinsson, P., Hennlock, M., and Sterner, T. (2012). “Are experienced people affected by a pre-set default option—Results from a field experiment”, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Volume 63, pp.66–72.
Carlsson, Kataria, Lampi, Löfgren, and Sterner (2011). “Is Fairness Blind? -The effect of framing on preferences for effort-sharing rules”, Ecological Economics, Volume 70, Issue 8, pp. 1529-1535.
Hasson , Löfgren, and Visser (2010). “Climate Change in a Public Goods Game - Investment Decision in Mitigation versus Adaptation”, Ecological Economics, Volume 70, Issue 2, pp. 331–338.
Carlsson, Garcia and Löfgren (2010). "Conformity and the demand for environmental goods", Environmental and Resource Economics, Volume 47, Issue 3 (2010), Page 407-421.
Coria, J., Löfgren, Å., and Sterner, T. (2010). "To Trade or Not to Trade: Firm-Level Analysis of Emissions Trading in Santiago, Chile", Journal of Environmental Management. Volume 91, Issue 11, November 2010, Pages 2126-2133.
Löfgren, Å. and Muller, A. (2010). "Swedish CO2 Emissions 1993 - 2006 -- An Application of Decomposition Analysis and Some Methodological Insights", Environmental and Resource Economics, Volume 47, Issue 2 (2010), Page 221-239.
Jagers, S.C., Löfgren, Å. and Stripple, J. (2010). "Attitudes to personal carbon allowances: political trust, fairness and ideology". Climate Policy, Vol. 10(4), special issue on Personal Carbon Trading.
Hammar, H., Löfgren, Å. (2010) "Explaining adoption of end-of-pipe solutions and clean technologies - Determinants of firms" investments for reducing emissions to air in four sectors in Sweden", Energy Policy, Vol.38 (7), pp. 3644-3651, 2010.
Löfgren, Å. and K. Nordblom (2010). "Attitudes towards CO2 taxation " Is there an Al Gore effect?", Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 17(9), June 2010.
Löfgren, Å. and K. Nordblom (2009). "Puzzling tax attitudes and labels", Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 16(18), 1809-1812.
Löfgren, Å., K. Millock, and C. Nauges (2008). "The Effect of Uncertainty on Pollution Abatement Investments: Measuring Hurdle Rates for Swedish Industry", Resource and Energy Economics, Vol. 30, no. 4 (December), pp.475-491.
Hammar, H and Å. Löfgren (2008). "Vad tycker svenska folket om koldioxidskatten på bensin?" Ekonomisk Debatt, 2008, vol. 36, no., pp. 28-43. (In Swedish).
Löfgren, Å and H Hammar (2006). "The Variability of Environmental Protection Expenditures between Sectors in Sweden" European Environment, 16(2006), p.246-257.
Carlsson, F. and Å. Löfgren (2004) Airline Choice, Switching Costs and Frequent Flyer Programs, Applied Economics.
Hammar, H, Å. Löfgren and T. Sterner (2004). "Political Economy Obstacles to Fuel Taxation", Energy Journal, Issue 3 (July), 2004.
Hammar, H. and Å. Löfgren (2001). "The Determinants of Sulfur Emissions from Oil Consumption in Swedish Manufacturing Industry, 1976-1995", Energy Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, May 2001, p.107-126
Löfgren, Å. and H. Hammar (2000). "The Phase Out of Leaded Gasoline in the EU countries A Successful Failure?" Transportation Research Part D, Transport and Environment, Vol. 5D, No. 6, November 2000, p.419-431
Books and Reports
Muller, A., Å. Löfgren, T. Sterner (2013). “Decoupling: Is there a Separate Contribution from Environmental Taxation”. Chapter in Handbook of Research on Environmental Taxation, edited by J. E. Milne, M. Skou Andersen, Edward Elgar Publishing. 2013.
Coria, J., Hennlock, M., Löfgren Å., Persson, M., Söderholm, P., Sterner, T., Wråke, M. (2010) "The Progress of GHG Markets: Opportunities and Risks", Gothenburg Environmental Economics Report, September 2010.
"Klimaträttvisa i Sverige " vad är politiskt möjligt?". Kapitel i Sverige i nytt klimat - våtvarm utmaning, Formas Fokuserar, pp. 45-55, 2010.
"Utmaningen " forskare om en hållbar mänsklighet", Pocketerad Populärvetenskap, Vetenskapsrådet, 2008.
"EU:s klimatpolitik från ett välfärdsperspektiv " kostnadseffektivitet, fördelningseffekter och upplevd rättvisa" (with Olof Johansson-Stenman), in the book "The Global Climate Threat as a Challenge to the EU", Europapolitik 2008, Februari 2008.
"Framtidens energisystem - vikten av att välja rätt styrmedel". Kapitel i Bioenergi " till vad och hur mycket?, Formas Fokuserar 2007, pp. 351-362.
"Framtida biobränslepriser " prisbildning under olika klimatåtaganden", Biokombi Rya - Slutrapporter från ingående delprojekt, Report " CEC 2007:3. Löfgren, Å., A. Ådahl, E. Axelsson (2007). (Co-authored with A. Ådahl and E. Axelsson).
Hammar, H., Å Löfgren and T Sterner (2001). "NOx taxes", Chapter 5 in Study on the Economic and Environmental Implications of the Use of Environmental Taxes and Charges in the European Union and its Member States, Draft Final report to DG ENV Contact Ref: 34-3040/99/74628/MAR/B2.
"The Phase-Out of Leaded Gasoline: The European Experience" (2004). Book chapter 10 in Choosing Environmental Policy: Comparing Instruments and Outcomes in the U.S. and Europe, RFF Press. (Co-authored with H. Hammar).
We are a group of researchers whose main research focus is on the actual design of policy instruments. Read more about our work in www.policyinstruments.se
See my EfD Webpage
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
The Mistra Indigo program is aimed at developing tools and instruments that in an internationally coordinated, cost-effective way can support climate efforts. Learn more about this program here.