Kent Messer & Jacob Fooks’s Mascot Research: Cheer or Fear?

Smokey Bear has spent decades reminding picnickers “only you can prevent forest fires” and has even been known to cry over the devastation they leave in their wake. University of Delaware researchers say the cartoon bear illustrates how mascots can most effectively protect the environment – by threatening disappointment. New…

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Improving Conservation Impact Evaluations

Evaluating the impact of conservation programs is a challenge, as researchers and policy makers must estimate the difference between the post-program outcome we can observe and the unobservable, counterfactual outcome that would have existed in the absence of the program. In a randomized controlled trial, the counterfactual outcome can be…

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Jordan Suter is Guest Editor for Special Issue

CBEAR Fellow Jordan Suter has been selected as a guest editor for a special issue of Strategic Behavior and the Environment focused on “Experiments on Environmental and Natural Resource Policies”.   Call for Papers Special Issue of Strategic Behavior and the Environment “Experiments on Environmental and Natural Resource Policies” Guest editors:…

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RELATED RESEARCH: Behavioral Insights Team

From CNN Money, Steve Hargreaves explores the impacts of small behavioral nudges on human behavior, as shown through research by the Behavioral Insights Team. The Behavioral Insights Team is a multi-disciplinary team of behavioral scientists, based out of the UK, which helps governments and other organizations apply behavioral insights in support of…

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