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 / individual energy use / community energy

J Blasch, M Filippini, N Kumar, AL Martinez-Cruz (2022). Boosting the choice of energy-efficient home appliances: the effectiveness of two types of decision support. Applied Economics, online.

J Blasch, NM van der Grijp, D Petrovics, J Palm, N Bocken, S Darby, J Barnes, P Hansen, T Kamin, U Golob, M Andor, S Sommer, A Nicita, M Musolino, M Mlinarič (2021). New clean energy communities in polycentric settings: Four avenues for future research. Energy Research & Social Science, 82, 1-7. [102276].

J Blasch, N Boogen, C Daminato, M Filippini (2021). Empower the consumer! Energy-related financial literacy and its socioeconomic determinants. Energy & Environmental Policy 10(2).

S He, J Blasch, P van Beukering, J Wang (2020). Energy labels and heuristic decision-making: the role of cognition and energy literacy. USAEE Working Paper No. 20-481.

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, 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 voluntary carbon offsetting

S Carattini and J Blasch (2020). Nudging when the descriptive norm is low: Evidence from a Carbon Offsetting Field Experiment. Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy Working Paper 375/Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment Working Paper 345. London: London School of Economics and Political Science.

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.

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.

Work on climate change mitigation / sustainable agriculture

J Blasch, F Vuolo, L Essl, B van der Kroon (2021). Drivers and barriers influencing the willingness to adopt technologies for variable rate application of fertiliser in lower Austria. Agronomy, 11(10), 1-14. [1965].

A Moerkerken, S Duijndam, J Blasch, P van Beukering, A Smit (2021). Determinants of energy efficiency in the Dutch dairy sector: dilemmas for sustainability. Journal of Cleaner Production, 293, 1-10. [126095].

M Morren, JM Mol, J Blasch, Z Malek (2021). Changing diets – Testing the impact of knowledge and information nudges on sustainable dietary choices. Journal of Environmental Psychology 75, 1-12. [101610].

J Blasch, B van der Kroon, P van Beukering, R Munster, S Fabiani, P Nino, S Vanino (2020). Farmer preferences for adopting precision farming technologies: a case study from Italy. European Review of Agricultural Economics, online first.

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.

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.

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

JM Mol, WJW Botzen, JE Blasch (2022). After the virtual flood: Risk perceptions and flood preparedness after virtual reality risk communication. Judgment and Decision Making, 17(1), 189-214.

J M Mol, W J W Botzen, J Blasch, E Kranzler and H Kunreuther (2020) All by myself? Testing descriptive social norm-nudges to increase flood preparedness among homeowners. Behavioural Public Policy, online.

J M Mol, W J W Botzen and J Blasch (2020). Behavioral motivations for self-insurance under different disaster risk insurance schemes. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 180, 967-991.

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.