Green consumers and producers

Project managerKarine Nyborg
Client project no.
ParticipantsKjell Arne Brekke
Period2001 - 2003 (ended)

Project description

This project is concerned with the behavior of consumers and producers who are willing to pay more to protect the environment than required by public regulation. We will attempt to explain such behavior, study its environmental consequences in market equilibrium, and discuss its policy implications. This is a joint project with Kjell Arne Brekke, University of Oslo, and Richard B. Howarth, Darthmouth College.


Scientific Journal

Nyborg, KarineWill Green taxes Undermine Moral Motivation?2010Public Finance and Management 10(2), 331-351[PDF]
Brekke, K.A., og K. NyborgAttracting responsible employees: Green production as labor market screening2008Resource and Energy Economics 30, 509-526
Bruvoll, A. and K. NyborgThe Cold Shiver of Not Giving Enough: On the Social Cost of Recycling Campaigns2004Land Economics forthcoming


This series is published by the Department of Economics, University of Oslo, in cooperation with the Frisch Centre. The list below only contains those memoranda written in connection with projects at the Frisch Centre. A complete list of memoranda is found at http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-7118

Brekke, Kjell Arne and Karine NyborgMoral hazard and moral motivation: Corporate social responsibility as labor market screening2004No. 25[PDF]
Nyborg, K., R.B. Howarth, and K.A. BrekkeGreen consumers and public policy: On socially contingent moral motivation2003No. 31[PDF]

Other journals

Nyborg, K.Ansvarlige bedrifter, ansvarlige ansatte2008Horisont nr 2, 28-35[PDF]