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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) effects of women participation in decision making over natural resources; (ii) effects of poverty alleviation programs on conservation; and (iii) nudging for biodiversity, what motivates biodiversity conservation – money or social norms.
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.
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.