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Anna Nordén’s research specialization is in environmental policy and behavioral economics with focus on aspects of policy instruments for sustainable development and their relation to human behavior and decision making. Currently, her research focuses on (i) women empowerment in natural resource management; (ii) what motivates biodiversity conservation, (iii) preferences and social acceptance of green policy, and (iv) gender and ownership.
Anna has an active role in a capacity building program for an Inclusive Green Economy in East Africa and is a domestic associate at Environment for Development (EfD) Initiative. She is also an active member in the Focali network and part of the researcher team at the think tank Ownershift.
Work in progress
Tinjić, D., Nordén A., and M. Halilić The impact of COVID-19 on academic success: Evidence from panel data. (Under review Higher Education)
Kahsay G., Nordén A., & E. Bulte. Governance & Women Empowerment: Randomized Control Trail Evidence on Participation in Forest Executive Committees. (In progress)
Harring, Ndwiga, Nordén, Ruhinduka, and Slunge. Social Acceptance of Green Policy Reforms in East Africa. (In progress)
Nordén, A., Gsottbauer E., and Correa M. Nudging for Biodiversity: Experimental Evidence from Farmers in Sweden. (In progress)
Nordén, A., Gsottbauer E., and Correa M. Money or Social Norms, what motivates biodiversity conservation? Experimental evidence and expert forecasts. (In progress)
Nordén A., & A. Tolonen. The Impact of Cash Transfer and Graduation Programs on Conservation. (In progress)
Boschini A., Dujeancourt E., Heikensten E., & A. Nordén. Sexual Orientation and Wealth. (In progress)
Naldi L. & A. Nordén. Is exiting business explaining low level of women’s ownership – Empirical Evidence from the Swedish Forest Sector. (Starting up)
Anna earned her PhD in economics in 2013 at University of Gothenburg and held a research position there until 2015. She also did a Post-Doc at Lund University between 2013-2016. In her previous research she has used stated preference methods, natural field experiments and impact evaluations applied to policy design for national parks and payment for ecosystem service in Costa Rica as well as forest management and forest certification schemes in Sweden.
Between 2017-2018 she was the project manager of the Nordic part of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) led by Jeffrey Sachs. This position she combined with the position as senior environmental and climate advisor to Sida at Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development.
Anna started her position at JIBS in 2019.