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Journal Publications and Book Chapter


Ferré, M., Engel, S., Gsottbauer, E. 2018. Which Agglomeration Payment for a Sustainable Management of Organic Soils in Switzerland? – An Experiment Accounting for Farmers' Cost Heterogeneity. Ecological Economics 150: 24-33.


He, P., Veronesi, M., Engel, S. 2017. Consistency of Risk Preference Measures: An Artefactual Field Experiment from Rural China. Journal of Development Studies. [online]
DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2017.1336542.

Muller, A., Ferré, M., Engel, S., Gattinger, A., Holzkämper, A., Huber, R., Müller, M., Six, J.  2017. Can soil-less crop production be a sustainable option for soil conservation and future agriculture? Land Use Policy 69: 102-105. Available at:

Javaid, A., Janssen, M.A., Reuter, H., Schlüter, A., 2017. " When Patience Leads to Destruction: The Curious Case of Individual Time Preferences and the Adoption of Destructive Fishing Gears". Ecological Economics (in press).

Grolleau, Gilles, Estelle Midler, and Naoufel Mzoughi. In press.
"Behavioral Insights for the Analysis of Green Tips." Ecological Economics (2017).


Engel, S. 2016. The Devil in the Detail: A Practical Guide on Designing Payments for Environmental Services. International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics 9(1–2):131-177. [pdf]

Engel, S., Muller, A. 2016. Payments for Environmental Services to Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture? Potential and Challenges. Agricultural Economics 47 (S1): 173–184

Glaeser, B., Ferse, S., Gorris, P. (in press) Fisheries in Indonesia between livelihoods and environmental degradation: Coping strategies in the Spermonde Archipelago, Sulawesi. In: Societal and governing responses to global change in marine systems (Eds.: Guillotreau, P., Bundy, A., Perry, I. R.), Routledge.

Gorris, P. 2016. Deconstructing the Reality of Community-Based Management of Marine Resources in a Small Island Context in Indonesia. Frontiers in Marine Science 3:120. [open access]

Gsottbauer, E., Gampfer, R., Bernold, E., and Delas, A-M.  Could climate change liability help to strike a climate agreement? An experiment. Climate Policy, forthcoming.

He, P., M. Veronesi and S. Engel (2016), Consistency of Risk Preference Measures and the Role of Ambiguity: An Artefactual Field Experiment from China. Working Paper No. 3, Department of Economics, University of Verona (ISSN: 2036-2919)

Javaid, A., Kulesz, M. M., Schlüter, A., Ghosh, A., Jiddawi, N.S. 2016. Time Preferences and Natural Resource Extraction Behavior: An Experimental Study from Artisanal Fisheries in Zanzibar. PloS one 11.12 (2016): e0168898.

Koessler, A., B. Torgler, L. P. Feld and B. S. Frey, Commitment to Pay Taxes: A Field Experiment on the Importance of Promise, CESifo Working Paper No. 6186, November 2016

Reutemann, T., Engel, S., Pareja, E. 2016. How (not) to Pay - Field Experimental Evidence on the Design of REDD+ Payments. Ecological Economics 129: 220-229.

Thomas, F. & Knüppe, K. (2016): From Flood Protection to Flood Risk Management: Insights from the Rhine River in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Water Resources Management 30, 8: 2785-2800. doi: 10.1007/s11269-016-1323-9


Alpizar, F. and E. Gsottbauer (2015) Reputation and household recycling practices: Field experiments in Costa Rica, Ecological Economics 120: 366-375.

Drucker, A. G., Pascual, U., Narloch, U., Midler, E., Soto, J.L., Pinto, M., Valdivia, E. & Rojas, W. 2015. “Voluntary payments for the conservation of quinoa diversity: exploring the role of payments for ecosystem services in the Andes”. In: FAO & CIRAD, 2015, State of the art report of Quinoa in the world in 2013, by Bazile, D., Bertero, D., & Nieto, C. (eds.) Rome. pp 106-117.

Engel, S., Wünscher, T. 2015. “Payments for environmental services as a mechanism to promote biodiversity conservation in a Green Economy: Potentials and limitations”. In: Biodiversity in the Green Economy. Gasparatos, A., Willis, K.  (eds.). London: Routledge.

Engel, S., Palmer, C., Taschini, L., Urech, S. 2015. “Conservation Payments under Uncertainty”. In press in Land Economics 91(1): 36-56.

Ferrol-Schulte, D., Gorris, P., Baitoningsih, W., Adhuri, D. S., & Ferse, S. C. A. (2015). Coastal livelihood vulnerability to marine resource degradation: a review of the Indonesian national coastal and marine policy framework. Marine Policy, 52, 163–171

Gsottbauer, E., Logar, I., van den Bergh, J.C.J.M. (2015). Rejoinder to Kallis et al.'s response to our criticism. Ecological Economics, 118: 285-286.

Gsottbauer, E., Logar, I. and J.C.J.M. van den Bergh (2015) Towards a fair, constructive and consistent criticism of all valuation languages: Comment on Kallis et al. (2013). Ecological Economics 112: 164-169.

Javaid, A., and T. Falk. 2015. Incorporating local institutions in irrigation experiments: evidence from rural communities in Pakistan. Ecology and Society 20(2): 28. <>

Midler, E., Figuieres, C., & Willinger, M. (2015). Choice overload, coordination and inequality: three hurdles to the effectiveness of the compensation mechanism?. Social Choice and Welfare, 45(3), 513-535.

Midler, E., Pascual U., Drucker, A., Narloch, U. & Soto, J.L. (2015). “Unraveling the effects of PES on intrinsic motivations for collective action”. Ecological Economics 120, 394-405.

Veronesi, M., Reutemann, T., Zabel, A., and S. Engel. Designing REDD+schemes when forest users are not forest landowners: Evidence from a survey-based experiment in Kenya. Ecological Economics (2015), pp. 46-57. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2015.04.009.


Engel, S. “Payments for environmental services”. 2014. In Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance, J. F. Morin and A. Orsini (eds.). Routledge.

Gsottbauer, E. and J.C.J.M van den Bergh (2014) Environmental policy when pollutive consumption is sensitive to advertising: Norms versus status. Ecological Economics 107: 39-50.

Wünscher, T., and S. Engel, with contributions from K. Karousakis. 2014. “Cost-effective targeting for IPES.” In Global Biodiversity Finance: The Case for International Payments for Ecosystem Services. Bishop, J., Hill, C., (eds.). Edward Elgar, UK.

Zabel, A., Bostedt, G., Engel, S. 2014. “Performance Payments for Groups: The Case of Carnivore Conservation in Northern Sweden.” Environmental and Resource Economics 59(4): 613-631.