CORONA CHAIR FOR DISTINGUISHED VISITORS

September 5, 2017

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Published in 2017

Fredrik Carlsson, Professor of Economics at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden visited the School during August 15-18, 2017.

His research interests lie at the intersection of behavioral and environmental economics. In his Corona Chair Seminar "Green Consumption: The Role of Nudging", he shared results from his most recent research. Over 40 UASM faculty and invited guests attended the seminar.

Jorge García, faculty member from the sustainability area, explained that the visit of professor Carlsson is "particularly relevant for the School´s sustainability area. He is a co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and a member of the editorial board for Land Economics. These two journals are arguably the top two journals in the field of environmental economics".

Professor Carlsson stated that he was surprised about the similarities between Uniandes School of Management and his Business School in Sweden. As “both are really focused on sustainability issues". 

One of the aims of professor Carlsson´s visit to Uniandes, was to reconnect with Professor Jorge García and explore potential research collaborations on environmental valuation and tools to induce environmentally friendly behavior.

 

ABOUT FREDRIK CARLSSON

Professor of Economics at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. He received his PhD in Economics from this university in 1999.

Professor Carlsson’s early work focuses on the economic valuation of the environment. For the past 10 years, his main research interest has been on the interface between behavioral and environmental economics. In particular exploring aspects such as: hypothetical biases in environmental valuation, social preferences, norms, and fairness concerns for cooperation and resource conservation.

Professor Carlsson is co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management since 2013. He has served as a member of the editorial board for Land Economics and of the EfD (Environment for Development) research committee. Carlsson has participated in consultancy projects with the following organizations: Health Navigator, Ministry of Agriculture (Food and Consumer Affairs), Scandinfo Marketing Research, Swedish Civil Aviation Administration, Swedish Competition Authority, Swedish Consumer Agency, Swedish Transport and Communications Research Board.

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