Peer-to-peer solar and social rewards: evidence from a field experiment

Working paper by Stefano Carattini, Kenneth Gillingham, Xiangyu Meng, Erez Yoeli on 9 Nov 2022

Peer-to-peer solar offers households who cannot have solar panels fixed to their own homes to access solar energy from their neighbours. But because this is an invisible form of pro-environmental behaviour, the rewards in the form of social approval are lower. This working paper finds that the ability to share reports of green behaviour online made people more likely to show interest in the scheme.

Trust, happiness, and pro-social behavior

Working paper by Stefano Carattini on 4 Sep 2020

Cooperative behavior is essential for societies to thrive and for humanity to address local and global social dilemmas. This paper combines several large-scale surveys with different strategies for identifying trust, to shed new light on the determinants of cooperative behavior, including that needed to advance progress on climate change mitigation.

Cooperation in the climate commons

Working paper by Stefano Carattini, Simon Levin, Alessandro Tavoni on 18 Jan 2017

This paper surveys the existing empirical evidence on the scope for cooperation in the climate commons and on the effectiveness of possible interventions to spur it. Given the global public … read more »