Research and Publications

Working papers (please send me an email for the latest version)

Tragedy, property rights, and the commons: Investigating the causal relationship from institutions to ecosystem collapse (with Elisabeth Isaksen)

Positive framing does not solve the tragedy of the commons.
(with Kjell-Arne Brekke and Elisabeth Isaksen)

The invisible hand of social norms
(with Åke Brännström and Ulf Dieckmann)

Technology driven inequality leads to poverty and resource depletion
(with Usman Mirza, Egbert van Nes, and Marten Scheffer)

The resilience of social norms of cooperation under resource scarcity and inequality – an agent-based model on sharing water over two harvesting seasons
(with Tum Nhim and Xueqin Zhu)

Atlantic cod’s point of no return defined by climate, fishing and the Allee effect
(with Anna Winter and Anne-Maria Eikeset)

Why do fishermen comply with regulations? The role of preferences
(with Florian Diekert, Yunhao Li, and Linda Nøstbakken)

Cognitive biases and expert judgements in natural
resource management (with Esther Schuch and Martin Pastoors)

Research publications

Richter, A., A.M. Eikeset, D. van Soest, F.K. Diekert, N.C. Stenseth (2017) “Optimal management under institutional constraints – Determining a total allowable catch for different fleet segments in the North East Arctic cod fishery” Environmental and Resource economics, doi:10.1007/s10640-016-0106-3. This paper has been circulating before as: Towards the Optimal Management of the Northeast Arctic Cod Fishery

Diekert, F.K., A. Richter, I.M. Rivrud, A. Mysterud (2016), “How constraints affect the hunter’s decision to shoot a deer” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113: 14450-14455  (open access).

Pedersen, M. et al. (2016) Trends in marine climate change research in the Nordic region since the first IPCC report, Climatic Change, 1: 147-161.

Richter A. and V. Dakos (2015), “Profit fluctuations signal eroding resilience of natural resources”. Ecological Economics, 117, 12-21.

Boonstra, W. J., et al. (2015). “What are the major global threats and impacts in marine environments? Investigating the contours of a shared perception among marine scientists from the bottom-up.” Marine Policy 60(0): 197-201.

Eikeset, A.M, A. Richter, E. Dunlop, U. Dieckmann, and Nils Chr. Stenseth (2013), “Economic repercussions of fisheries-induced evolution”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110: 12259-12264  (open access).

Richter, A., D.P. van Soest, and J. Grasman (2013), “Temptation, contagious cooperation and ecosystem collapse”. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 66: 141-158  (open access).

Richter, A. and J. Grasman (2013), “The transmission of sustainable harvesting norms when agents are conditionally cooperative“. Ecological Economics 93 : 202-209 (open access).

Eikeset, A.M., A. Richter,   E. Dunlop, M. Heino, U. Dieckmann, and N.C. Stenseth (2013), “A bio-economic analysis of alternative harvest control rules in the Northeast Arctic cod fishery”. Marine Policy 39, 172-181 (open access).

Richter, A. and D.P. van Soest (2012), “Global environmental problems, voluntary action and government intervention”. In: Global Environmental Commons: Analytical and Political Challenges in Building Governance Mechanisms. E. Brousseau, T. Dedeurwaerdere, P.A. Jouvet and M. Willinger (eds), Oxford University Press, pp. 223-248.

Richter, A. (2011), “The coevolution of renewable resources and institutions”. ESB – Economisch Statistische Berichten 96, 318.

Eikeset, A.M., A. Richter, F.K. Diekert, D.J. Dankel, and N.C. Stenseth (2011), “Unintended Consequences Sneak in the Back Door: Making wise use of Regulations in Fisheries Management”. In “Ecosystem Based Management for Marine Fisheries: An Evolving Perspective” A. Belgrano & C. W. Fowler (eds), Cambridge University Press, pp. 183-218.

PhD thesis

Richter, A. (2011), “The coevolution of renewable resources and institutions – Implications for policy design.” PhD thesis, Wageningen University, Wageningen.