florian k diekert

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In August, I will start my ERC Starting Grant Project "How nature affects cooperation in common pool resource systems" (NATCOOP). In relation to this, I look for bright and enthusiastic scholars to join my team. There is one 3-year PostDoc position (link to the announcement is here: 3-year PostDoc Position) and two 3-4 year PhD positions (link to announcement text will come later).

NATCOOP aims to generate a better understanding of how nature shapes preferences and incentives of economic agents and how this in turn affects common-pool resource management. To this end, we investigate three mechanisms: (A) how tipping points and thresholds in the natural system may encourage cooperation; (B) how the volatility of resource abundance influences risk preferences and how this in turn affects community-based management; and (C) how leadership, which is closely linked to risk preferences, interacts with the natural environment to foster cooperation that overcomes common-pool dilemmas. More information on the project can be found here: link.


I am a researcher at the University of Oslo affiliated with NorMER and CEES (Department of Biology), and the Department of Economics. My work centers around humans and their inter-relations with the social and natural environment.

I was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1981, grew up in Tübingen, and studied International Relations and Economics in Dresden and Oslo. I lived at a number of places for a shorter or longer while, the most important to me are Berlin, La Réunion, Dar-es-Salaam, New York City, and Santa Barbara.

my work

journal articles

book chapters and other publications

working papers

work in progress [...email me for the current draft...]






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