Suggestions for a Covid-19 Post-Pandemic Research Agenda in Environmental Economics

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  • Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


In this article we draw upon early lessons from the 2020 Covid-19 crisis and discuss how these may relate to a future research agenda in environmental economics. In particular, we describe how the events surrounding the Covid-19 crisis may inform environmental research related to globalization and cooperation, the green transition, pricing carbon externalities, as well as the role of uncertainty and timing of policy inventions. We also discuss the implications for future empirical research in this area.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1187-1213
Number of pages27
JournalEnvironmental and Resource Economics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2020


  • Cooperation, Covid-19, Environmental economics, Globalization, Green stimulus, Green transition, Research agenda