External effects: Individual or public responsibility?

Project managerKarine Nyborg
ClientNorges forskningsråd
Client project no.
ParticipantsKjell Arne Brekke
Period2004 - 2005 (ended)

Project description

This project aims at analyzing internalized moral motivation among consumers, focusing on certain aspects which are particularly relevant for environmental and energy policy. We will consider the role of information for morally motivated demand; the role of attitude campaigns aimed at morally motivated consumers; and compare appeals to consumers’ moral responsibility with green taxes.


Scientific Journal

Brekke, K.A., Kipperberg, G. og K. NyborgSocial Interaction in Responsibility Ascription: The Case of Household Recycling2010Land Economics 86(4), 766-784[PDF]

Book chapter

Nyborg, KarineInformation and the Burden of Moral Responsibility2007