Type of Thesis
Leaf Van Boven
This study experimentally implements theories about consumer preferences toward environmental policies that hypothetically decrease the uncertainty of consequences of global temperature increase. We first measure individual risk and time preferences, then conduct a series of choice experiments using investments in a global warming model. We find that subjects consistently spend more than their optimal consumption point as predicted by their stated preferences.
Searchinger, Ben, "The Global Warming Game: Measuring Consumers' Environmental Policy Choices" (2015). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 960.