Prof. Dr. Björn Vollan
Contact information+49 6421 28-23725 +49 6421 28-23780 bjoern.vollan@wiwi 1 Am Plan 1
U|07 Institutsgebäude (Room: 05a resp. 00005a)
Organizational unitPhilipps-Universität Marburg Wirtschaftswissenschaften (Fb02) Volkswirtschaftslehre Nachhaltige Nutzung natürlicher Ressourcen (Nachh. Nutzung natürl. Ressourcen)
Thursday, 9:00 - 10:00 am (only during the lecture period!)
Note: For my full publication record, see also my Orcid ID and Google Scholar profile. My reviews are recorded on publons. If you want to get in touch with me do not use my (inactive) research gate profile.
Vollan, Blanco, Steimanis, Petutschnig & Prediger (2020) “Procedural fairness and nepotism among traditional and democratic leaders in rural Namibia”, Science Advances, Vol. 6, no. 15, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aay7651
Balafoutas, Libman, Selamis & Vollan “Exposure to conspiracy theories in the lab”(forthcoming in Economic and Political Studies)
Thonicke, Bahn, Lavorel, Bardgett, Erb, Giamberini, Reichstein, Vollan & Rammig "Advancing the understanding of adaptive capacity of social-ecological systems to absorb climate extremes" (forthcoming in Earth's Future)
Vorlaufer & Vollan “How Migrants Benefit Poor Communities: Evidence from Rural Zambia” (forthcoming in Land Economics).
Libman & Vollan “Anti-Western Conspiracy Thinking in China and Russia: Empirical Evidence and Its Link to Expectations of Collusion” (forthcoming in Homo Oeconomicus).
Vollan & Henry (2019) "Diversity in decision-making" Nature Climate Change, 9, 258–259.
Vollan, Hönow & Vorlaufer (2018) "On the definition and comparability of individual and group incentives for environmental conservation" Conservation Letters, e12577.
Vollan, Pröpper, Landmann & Balafoutas (2018) "Self-governance and punishment: An experimental study among Namibian forest users" Economic Development and Cultural Change, 67, 4.
Spranz, Vollan & Schlüter (2018) “Morals, Money or the Master: The adoption of eco-friendly reusable bags” Marine Policy, 96, 270-277.
Vollan, Henning & Staewa (2017) "Do campaigns featuring impact evaluations increase donations? Evidence from a survey experiment" Journal of Development Effectiveness, 9, 4, 500-518.
Gatiso, Vollan, Vimal & Kühl (2017) "If possible, incentivize individuals not groups: Evidence from lab-in-the-field experiments on forest conservation in rural Uganda" Conservation Letters, 11, 1, 1-11.
Henry, Egelund Christensen, Hofmann, Steimanis & Vollan (2017) "Influence of sea level rise on discounting, resource use, and migration in small island communities: An agent-based modelling approach" Environmental Conservation, 44, 4, 381-388.
Vollan, Landmann, Zhou, Hu & Herrmann-Pillath (2017) "Cooperation and authoritarian values: An experimental study in China" European Economic Review, 93, 90-105. (press release in german)
Gatiso & Vollan (2017) "Democracy and cooperation in commons management: experimental evidence of representative and direct democracy from community forests in Ethiopia" Environment and Development Economics 22,2: 110-132.
Basurto, Blanco, Nenadovic & Vollan (2016) “Integrating Simultaneous Pro-social and Anti-social Behavior into Theories of Collective Action” Science Advances, 2,3. (video) (Washington Post coverage)
Gobien & Vollan (2016) "Exchanging Land for Solidarity: Solidarity Transfers among Voluntarily Resettled and Non-Resettled Land-Reform Beneficiaries” American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98, 3: 802-818.
Gatiso, Vollan & Nuppenau (2015) "Resource Scarcity and Democratic Elections in Commons Dilemmas: An Experiment on Forest Use in Ethiopia” Ecological Economics, 114, 199-207.
Schlüter & Vollan (2015) "Flowers and an honour box: Evidence on framing effects” Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 57, 186-199
Khachatryan, Kube & Vollan (2015) “Mitigating Extortive Corruption? Experimental Evidence” Journal of Economics and Statistics 236, 2.
Prediger, Vollan & Herrmann (2014) “Resource Scarcity and Antisocial Behavior” Journal of Public Economics 119, 1-9.
Henry & Vollan (2014) "Networks and the Challenge of Sustainable Development” Annual Review of Environment and Natural Resources 39, 583-610.
Vollan, Prediger & Frölich (2013) "Co-managing common pool resources: Do formal rules have to be adapted to traditional ecological norms?” Ecological Economics 95, 51-62 .
Brandt, Merico, Vollan & Schlüter (2012) "Human Adaptive Behavior in Common Pool Resource Systems”. PLoS ONE, 7,12.
Hayo & Vollan (2012) "Group Interaction, Heterogeneity, Rules and Co-operative Behaviour: Evidence from a Common-Pool Resource Experiment in South Africa and Namibia”. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 81,1, 9-28.
Vollan (2012) "Pitfalls of Externally Initiated Collective Action: A Case Study from South Africa” World Development, 40,4, 758-770.
Vollan (2012) "Weird reciprocity? A ‘within-culture across-country’ trust experiment and methodological implications” Journal of Institutional Economics, 8,3, 371-397.
Henry & Vollan (2012) "Risk, Networks, and Ecological Explanations for the Emergence of Cooperation in Commons Governance” Rationality, Markets, Morals, 3, 123-140. Special Issue: Coevolving Relationships between Political Science and Economics. Edited by Herbert David, Hartmut Kliemt and Elinor Ostrom
Falk, Vollan & Kirk (2012) "Institutional and experimental analysis of enforcement problems in natural resource management – a case study from southern Namibia” International Journal of the Commons, 6,2,271-301.
Prediger, Vollan & Frölich (2011) "The impact of culture and ecology on cooperation in a common-pool resource experiment” Ecological Economics 70,9, 1599-1608.
Anderies, et al. (2011) "The challenge of understanding decisions in experimental studies of common pool resource governance” Ecological Economics 70,9, 1571-1579.
Vollan (2011) "The difference between kinship and friendship: (Field-) experimental evidence on trust and punishment” Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 40,14-25.
Vollan & Ostrom (2010) "Cooperation and the Commons” Science, 330, 6006, 923-924.
Schlüter & Vollan (2010): "Moral as incentive? An experimental study about the honour-based flower picking business" European Review of Agricultural Economics, 38,1,79-97
Vollan, Prediger & Frölich. (2010) "The influence of collective property rights on grazing management in a semi-arid region" African Journal of Agriculture and Resource Economics, 6, 1, 372-401. Special issue of the AERC Conference on Agriculture for Development in Sub Saharan Africa.
Vollan (2008) "Socio-ecological explanations for crowding-out effects from economic field experiments in southern Africa", Ecological Economics, 67, 4, 560-573
Since 2019: University Professor at the University of Marburg
2015-2019: Robert Bosch Junior Professor for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources at the University of Marburg
2012-2015: Assistant Professor for Environmental Economics at the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Austria
2010-2012: Post-doctoral Researcher at Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research Bremen
2009-2010: Post-doctoral Researcher at University Mannheim (Department of Econometrics)
Promotion at University Marburg (Dr. rer. pol.) (2009)
Diplom Volkswirt at Universities Freiburg, Basel and Bergen (2003)
Robert Bosch Junior Professorship "How Climate Change Can Influence Human Behavior" and i-point blog (german only) Bericht aus "zukunft forschung" Andere Länder anderes Verhalten? (in german only) and Leadership, Nepotism and Procedural Fairness (german only) as well as my profile in the the MAREA project and the network on the analysis of conspiracy theories in Europe
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