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Carolyn Fischer is professor of environmental economics at VU-Amsterdam, a senior fellow with Resources for the Future, a Tinbergen Institute affiliate, and a fellow of the CESifo Research Network. She was the Marks Visiting Professor at Gothenburg University 2017-2018 and an EU Marie Skłodowska–Curie Fellow 2014-2016. She currently serves as Vice President and Council Member for the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. She is co-editor of Environmental and Resource Economics and serves on the editorial board of the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy and the International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor in 1997.

Research

Fischer's research explores questions of environmental policy instrument design. She applies microeconomic theory and other modeling techniques to a variety of environmental and resource management issues, including climate and renewable energy policies, carbon leakage, technological innovation, eco-certification, and wildlife conservation.

Teaching

Environmental and natural resource economics and policy instrument design (classes and thesis supervision).

Ancillary activities

  • Environment for Development Initiative | Gothenburg | Bestuurder | 2018-01-01 - present
  • Environmental and Resource Economics | Berlin | Bestuurder | 2018-01-01 - present
  • European Association of Environmental and Resource Economist | Venice | Bestuurder | 2018-01-01 - present
  • Gothenburg University | Gothenburg | Marks Visiting Professor | 2018-01-01 - present
  • Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Ch | Berlin | Bestuurder | 2018-01-01 - present
  • CMCC - Euro Mediterranean Center for Climate Change | Venice | Bestuurder | 2018-05-01 - present
  • University of Ottawa | Ottawa | Medewerker | 2018-11-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Research Output 2003 2019

Developing Guidance for Implementing Border Carbon Adjustments: Lessons, Cautions, and Research Needs from the Literature

Cosbey, A., Droege, S., Fischer, C. & Munnings, C., 21 Feb 2019, In : Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. 13, 1, p. 3-22 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

carbon
economics
border
need
Carbon

Policy design for the Anthropocene

Sterner, T., Barbier, E. B., Bateman, I., van den Bijgaart, I., Crépin, A. S., Edenhofer, O., Fischer, C., Habla, W., Hassler, J., Johansson-Stenman, O., Lange, A., Polasky, S., Rockström, J., Smith, H. G., Steffen, W., Wagner, G., Wilen, J. E., Alpízar, F., Azar, C., Carless, D. & 8 othersChávez, C., Coria, J., Engström, G., Jagers, S. C., Köhlin, G., Löfgren, Å., Pleijel, H. & Robinson, A., 1 Jan 2019, In : Nature Sustainability. 2, 1, p. 14-21 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Earth (planet)
scientific discipline
synergy
social scientist
Disasters

Strategic technology policy as a supplement to renewable energy standards

Fischer, C., Greaker, M. & Rosendahl, K. E., 1 Feb 2018, In : Resource and Energy Economics. 51, p. 84-98 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Technology policy
Subsidies
Renewable energy
Suppliers
Energy

Trade between mass- and rate-based regulatory regimes: Bad for emissions?

Fischer, C., Mao, B. & Shawhan, D., Jun 2018, In : Energy Economics. 73, p. 326-336 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Electricity
Numerical models
Regulatory regime
Power plants
Costs

Balancing the carbon budget for oil: The distributive effects of alternative policies

Fischer, C. & Salant, S. W., 1 Oct 2017, In : European Economic Review. 99, p. 191-215 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Oil
Carbon
Costs
Tax
Technology policy

Activities 2009 2018

  • 4 Membership
  • 3 Editorial work
  • 1 PhD thesis examination

EAERE (External organisation)

Carolyn Fischer (Board member)
2018

Activity: MembershipAcademic

Smart Prosperity (External organisation)

Carolyn Fischer (Member)
2018

Activity: MembershipAcademic

Ton van Bremer

Carolyn Fischer (Examiner)
30 Nov 2018

Activity: PhD thesis ExaminationPhD thesis examination

Tinbergen Institute (Organisational unit)

Carolyn Fischer (Member)
2018

Activity: MembershipAcademic

Environmental and Resource Economics (Journal)

Carolyn Fischer (Associate editor)
2016

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workEditorial workAcademic

Prizes

climate
Canada
innovation
economics
natural sciences

Press / Media

Policies for reducing but not outsourcing industrial carbon emissions

C. Fischer

16/11/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Five myths about an EU ETS carbon price floor

C. Fischer

11/10/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment