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  • New Publication: Who is willing to stay sick for the collective? Individual characteristics, experience, and trust

    [9 Dec 2019] We study attitudes towards antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.

  • CeCAR at UNDP New York

    [21 Nov 2019] This week CeCAR Director Sverker Jagers was at the United Nations Development Program in New York to discuss best practices for implementing successful environmental policy.

  • New Publication: A Meta-Analysis of Field-Experiments Using Social Norms to Promote Pro-Environmental Behaviors

    [13 Nov 2019] We conducted a meta-analysis on field-experiments using social norms to encourage pro-environmental behaviors.

  • New Publication: Fresh Pipes with Dirty Water: How Quality of Government Shapes the Provision of Public Goods in Democracies

    [30 Oct 2019] Abstract: A large strand of research holds that democracy with its broad representation and electoral accountability is beneficial for the provision of public goods. Yet, there is a large variation in how democracies perform, indicating that democratic institutions alone do not suffice for securing citizens¿ wellbeing. Recent studies have stressed the equal importance of state capacity for public goods delivery. These studies, however, rarely investigate how the lack of state capacity mutes the effects of democratic institutions on public goods provision. This article addresses this gap by using a mixed methods design. First, the conditional effects of democracy and quality of government (QoG) are tested on the previously under¿researched domain of the provision of clean water. The results show that democracy is associated with higher water quality only in countries where QoG is high. If QoG is low, more democracy is even related to lower water quality. The second stage of the analysis proceeds by examining how poor QoG disrupts the effects of democracy on public access to safe drinking water using interview data from a typical case of Moldova. The analysis illustrates that democracy has a number of positive effects and incentivises politicians to focus on the visible aspects of water provision, including the expansion of the water pipe network. However, low QoG hampers adoption and implementation of long¿term policies necessary for securing an aspect of water provision that is harder to achieve ¿ namely water quality. This leaves the fresh pipes with dirty water.

  • CeCAR at Swedish Ministry of Finance

    [17 Oct 2019] Over 60 researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world attended a key climate change workshop organised by the World Bank, the Swedish Ministry of Finance, and the Climate Action Peer Exchange. The event, entitled "Workshop on Carbon Taxation", focused on improving the success of carbon taxes. These types of taxes are one of the major tools available to politicians attempting to reduce carbon emissions throughout the world.

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