Astrid is now working at Earth Institute, Columbia University in New York but is still affiliated to this department.
Astrid’s research interests lie primarily in global sustainable development issues. Her research uses game theoretic models and economic experiments. In particular, the research focuses on human decision making and how institutions can be designed to promote cooperation and to identify and remove barriers to cooperation. Astrid was a research fellow at the Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim. She also worked for the German Federal Environmental Agency. Astrid received her MA in economics at Mannheim University and her PhD at Magdeburg University in Germany.
Publications (Sept 2012)
Climate negotiations under scientific uncertainty, 2012, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, forthcoming, with Scott Barrett
Coalition Formation and Voting in Public Goods Games, 2012, Strategic Behavior and the Environment 2, 83–105
Inequality, Communication and the Avoidance of Disastrous Climate Change in a Public Goods Game, 2011, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108 (29), 11825-11829, with Alessandro Tavoni, Giorgos Kallis, and Andreas Löschel
Inequality Aversion and the House Money Effect, 2011, Experimental Economics, with Thomas Riechmann, Bodo Sturm, and Carsten Vogt
Mandatory versus Voluntary Labelling of Genetically Modified Food – Evidence from an Economic Experiment, 2011, Agricultural Economics 42 (3), 373–386, with Sara Scatasta und Bodo Sturm
Do Equity Preferences Matter for Climate Negotiators? An Experimental Investigation, 2010, Environmental and Resource Economics 47 (1), 91-109, with Bodo Sturm und Carsten Vogt
The Role of Government in Adaptation to Climate Change, 2010, Environment & Planning C: Government & Policy 28(5), 834-850, with Tim Mennel, Daniel Osberghaus und Bodo Sturm
The Dispersion and Development of Consumer Preferences for Genetically Modified Food - A Meta-Analysis, 2009, Ecological Economics 68, 2182-2192
Keine Chance für genetisch veränderte Lebensmittel in Deutschland? Eine experimentelle Analyse von Zahlungsbereitschaften, 2009, Perspektiven der Wirtschaftspolitik 10 (2), with Sara Scatasta, and Bodo Sturm
What Does Europe Pay for Clean Energy? – Review of Macroeconomic Simulation Studies, 2008, Energy Policy 36 (4), with Tim Mennel and Ulf Moslener