Beijer Fellows

Therese Lindahl | PhD (Economist) , Researcher

The aim of my research is to generate a better understanding of human behavior (drivers, responses and outcomes) in social-ecological systems. My focus is broadly on environmental and resource economics, but more specifically on social dynamics in natural resource dilemmas. I am particularly interested in improving the understanding of the interplay of knowledge, learning and norms. I am employing experimental (lab and field), empirical and theoretical (mainly game theory) methods.

Therese Lindahl


Address: The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics The Royal Swedish Academy of Science Box 50005 SE-104 05 Stockholm Sweden


Beijer E-print Series
509  Using Behavioural Insights to Promote Food Waste Recycling in Urban Households—Evidence From a Longitudinal Field Experiment.
Linder, N., Lindahl, T., Borgström, S. 2018. Front. Psychol., Vol. 9. DOI:

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498 Rewiring Food Systems to Enhance Human Health and Biosphere Stewardship
Gordon, L.J., V. Bignet, B. Crona, P. Henriksson, T. van Holt, M. Jonell, T. Lindahl, M. Troell, S. Barthel, L. Deutsch, C. Folke, J. Haider, J. Rockström, and C. Queiroz. 2017. Environmental Research Letters 12:100201

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461 Cooperation Is Not Enough—Exploring Social-Ecological Micro-Foundations for Sustainable Common-Pool Resource Use
Schill C, Wijermans N, Schlüter M, Lindahl T (2016) Cooperation Is Not Enough—Exploring Social-Ecological Micro-Foundations for Sustainable Common-Pool Resource Use. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0157796. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157796

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459 Social norms as solutions
Nyborg, K., Anderies, J. M., Dannenberg, A., Lindahl, T., Schill, C., Schlüter, M., W. N. Adger, K. J. Arrow, S. Barrett, S. Carpenter, F. S. Chapin III, A-S. Crépin, G. Daily, P. Ehrlich, C. Folke, W. Jager, N. Kautsky, S. A. Levin, O. J. Madsen, S. Polasky, M. Scheffer, B. Walker, E. U. Weber, J. Wilen, A. Xepapadeas, A. de Zeeuw (2016). Science Vol. 354, Issue 6308, pp. 42-43 DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf8317

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452 Potential disasters can turn the tragedy into success
Lindahl, T., A.-S. Crépin and C. Schill (2016). Environmental and Resource Economics 65(3), 657-676. doi. 10.1007/s10640-016-0043-1

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445 Advancing the understanding of behavior in social-ecological systems: results from lab and field experiments
Janssen, M., T. Lindahl and J. Murphy (2015). Ecology and Society 20(4):34.

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424  Governing complex commons — The role of communication for experimental learning and coordinated management
Lindahl, T., Ö. Bodin and M. Tengö. (2015) Ecological Economics 11:111-120.

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408 Collective action and the risk of ecosystem regime shifts: insights from a laboratory experiment
Schill, C., T. Lindahl and A.-S. Crépin. (2015) Ecology and Society 20(1):48.

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347 Coordination problems and resource collapse in the commons — Exploring the role of knowledge heterogeneity
Therese Lindahl. Ecological Economics (2012)vol. 79, 52-59

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342 Who wants to save the Baltic Sea when the success is uncertain?
Therese Lindahl and Tore Söderqvist. Regional Environmental Change (2011), vol. 11 (2) :133-147.

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277 Bargaining over a Common Good with Private Information
Therese Lindahl and Magnus Johannesson Scand. J. of Economics 111(3), 547–565, 2009

Beijer Discussion Paper
263 Avoiding catastrophic collapse in small scale fisheries through inefficient cooperation: evidence from a framed field experiment
Therese Lindahl and Rawadee Jarungrattanapong. 2018.

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261 The Unintended Consequences of a Global Carbon Tax
Gustav Engström, Johan Gars, Chandra Kiran, Raphael Calel, Therese Lindahl, Badri G. Narayanan and Daniel Spiro. 2018.

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249 Indicators for sustainable seafood production
Anne-Sophie Crépin, Sebastian Petrick, Edgar Morgenroth, Michel André, Arne Eide, Øystein Hermansen, John Isaksen, Therese Lindahl, Anna Stammler-Gossman and Max Troell. 2014.

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248 Nudge for environmental protection
Therese Lindahl and Britt Stikvoort. 2014.

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244 Potential disasters can turn the tragedy into success
Therese Lindahl, Anne-Sophie Crépin and Caroline Schill. 2014.

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241 Governing complex commons – the role of communication for experimental learning and coordinated management
Therese Lindahl, Örjan Bodin and MariaTengö. 2013.

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240 Reducing non-point source pollution through auctions: Some lessons learned from a laboratory experiment
Therese Lindahl. 2013.

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232 Managing resources with potential regime shifts: Using experiments to explore social-ecological linkages in common resource systems
Therese Lindahl, Anne-Sophie Crépin and Caroline Schill. 2012.

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218 Knowledge Asymmetries and Learning in Common Pools
Therese Lindahl. 2009.

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212 Who Wants to Save the Baltic Sea when the Success is Uncertain?
Therese Lindahl and Tore Söderqvist. 2008

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211 Grazing Games
Anne-Sophie Crépin and Therese Lindahl. 2008.

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189 Building a Catchment-Based Environmental Programme: A Stakeholder Analysis of Wetland Creation in Scania, Sweden
Therese Lindahl and Tore Söderqvist, 2004 Regional Environmental Change 4:132-144 (2004).

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186 Wetland Creation: Socio-Economic and Institutional Conditions for Collective Action
Tore Söderqvist and Therese Lindahl, 2003 In: Managing Wetlands: An Ecological Economics Approach, pp. 223-249, Edward Elgar Publishing, (2003).

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120 Monitoring Subsidies Wetland Creation in Sweden: A Game Theoretic Approach
Therese Lindahl. 1999

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113 Wetland Creation in Sweden in an Agricultural Policy Context
Therese Lindahl. 1998