Johan Gars’ research interests lies broadly within the economics of environmental issues and natural resource use. He uses different types of economic models (e.g. from macroeconomics and trade theory) to analyze the relationship between the global economy and the natural environment that provides the basis for it. Currently he is primarily working on the role of energy in the global economy and on simultaneously analyzing economic aspects of multiple global environmental issues (subsets of those described in the planetary boundaries framework).
He has also done work on various macroeconomic aspects of climate change and on international trade in agricultural products and harvested renewable resources.
Johan received his PhD in economics from Stockholm University in 2012.
Fuel for economic growth?
Gars, J. and C. Olovsson. Fuel for economic growth? Journal of Economic Theory. Forthcoming.READ MORE
Measuring the Impact of Agricultural Production Shocks on International Trade Flows
Ferguson, S. M. and J. Gars. Measuring the Impact of Agricultural Production Shocks on International Trade Flows. European Review of Agricultural Economics. Forthcoming.READ MORE
Trade and the Risk of Renewable-Resource Collapse
Gars, J., and D. Spiro. 2018. Trade and the Risk of Renewable-Resource Collapse. Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists 5(1):155-206.READ MORE