Research

My research explores individual behavior related to climate change mitigation and adaptation, with a focus on residential energy efficiency. I mainly use survey data and experimental methods (choice experiments, field experiments, lab experiments).

Work on residential energy efficiency 

J Blasch and C Daminato (2020). Behavioral anomalies and energy-related individual choices: the role of status quo bias. The Energy Journal 41(6).

J Blasch, M Filippini, N Kumar (2019). Boundedly rational consumers, energy and investment literacy, and the display of information on household appliances. Resource and Energy Economics 56, 39-58.

J S Brandsma and J Blasch (2019). One for All? – The Impact of Different Types of Energy Feedback and Goal Setting on Individuals’ Motivation to Conserve Electricity. Energy Policy 135, 1-11.

J Blasch, N Boogen, C Daminato, M Filippini (2018). Empower the consumer! Energy-related financial literacy and its socioeconomic determinants. CER-ETH Working Paper 18/289, May 2018, CER-ETH Center of Economic Research at ETH Zurich.

J Blasch, M Filippini, N Kumar, AL Martinez-Cruz (2017). Narrowing the energy efficiency gap: The impact of educational programs, online support tools and energy-related investment literacy. CER-ETH Working Paper 17/276, September 2017, CER-ETH Center of Economic Research at ETH Zurich.

J Blasch, N Boogen, M Filippini, N Kumar (2017). Explaining electricity demand and the role of energy and investment literacy on end-use efficiency of Swiss households. Energy Economics 68, 89-102.

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Work on climate change mitigation / carbon offsetting

A Moerkerken, J Blasch, P van Beukering and E van Well (2019). A new approach to explain farmers’ adoption of climate change mitigation measures. Climatic Change 159(1), 141-161.

J Blasch, RW Turner (2016). Environmental art, prior knowledge about climate change, and carbon offsets. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 6 (4), 691-705.

J Blasch, M Ohndorf (2015). Altruism, moral norms and social approval: Joint determinants of individual offset behavior. Ecological Economics 116, 251-260.

M Ohndorf, J Blasch, R Schubert (2015). Emission budget approaches for burden sharing: some thoughts from an environmental economics point of view. Climatic Change 133 (3), 385-395.

J Blasch, M Farsi (2014). Context effects and heterogeneity in voluntary carbon offsetting–a choice experiment in Switzerland. Journal of Environmental Economics and Policy 3 (1), 1-24.

R Schubert, J Blasch (2010). Sustainability standards for bioenergy—A means to reduce climate change risks? Energy Policy 38 (6), 2797-2805.

Work on climate change adaptation / flood risk mitigation

J M Mol, W J W Botzen, J Blasch and H de Moel. (2020). Insights into flood risk misperceptions of homeowners in the Dutch river delta. Risk Analysis 40(7), 1450-1468.

J M Mol, W J W Botzen and J Blasch (2019). Risk reduction in compulsory disaster insurance: Experimental evidence on moral hazard and financial incentives. Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics 84, 1-58.

J M Mol, W J W Botzen and J Blasch (2018). Behavioral motivations for self-insurance under different disaster risk insurance schemes. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, online first.