Anne-Sophie Crépin is member of the Strategic Advisory Committee at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, representing the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics. She also supervises students and teaches within the module Challenges of Environmental Decision-making within the SRC’s Master’s programme, Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development.
Her research links scientific theories about the Anthropocene, regime shifts and economic dynamics and aims to answer mainly two broad questions:
1. In what way does the interplay between ecosystems and socioeconomic dynamics influence the risk of abrupt changes which could lower human well-being?
2. How can society deal with this risk in a way that sustains long term human well-being?
A substantial part of her work is based on small theoretical dynamic models that combine relevant economic factors with complex ecosystem dynamics. Recent publications also include more empirical studies and behavioural experiments.
Anne-Sophie holds a PhD in Economics from the Department of Economics at Stockholm University. Her thesis, titled “Tackling the economics of ecosystems,” was supervised by Martin Dufvenberg and Karl-Göran Mäler. She also holds a Bachelor degree in urban and regional planning from Stockholm University. She received the diploma from Sciences Po Strasbourg (France), which corresponds to a Bachelor/Master’s degree in political sciences and law.
Anne-Sophie is the deputy director of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics, where she has her main affiliation. She is a regular member of the scientific committee of the annual conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resources Economists, the World Congress in Environmental and Resource Economics, and the Resilience Conference. She is involved in multiple capacity building activities aimed at researchers from developing countries in collaboration with regional networks in Environmental Economics (SANDEE, LACEEP, CEEPA/RANESA and EPSEA).
She was a research group leader and member of the Steering Committee within the 7th Framework EU projects Arctic Climate Change Economy and Society (ACCESS, 2011-2015) and Arctic Tipping Points (2009-2011). She was a council member for the following boards:
Awards and achievements:
Research news | 2016-11-18
Threat of abrupt resource decline can trigger more effective communication and cooperation
Research news | 2015-10-12
Recent crises are increasingly global and follow new kinds of patterns
Research news | 2014-09-11
Researchers join forces to strengthen research on global social-ecological connectivity
Research news | 2014-08-21
Does aquaculture add resilience to the world’s food portfolio?
2016 - Journal / article
This paper presents a novel experimental design that allows testing how users of a common-pool resource respond to an endogenously driven drastic drop in the supply of the resource. We show that user groups will manage a resource more efficiently when confronted with such a non-concave resource growth function, compared to groups facing a logistic growth function. Even among cooperative groups there is a significant behavioral...
2016 - Book chapter
The WSPC Reference on Natural Resources and Environmental Policy in the Era of Global Change provides a comprehensive and prominent reference of various highly authoritative volumes of long-term scientific value, for milestone concepts and theories. The books in the reference set are edited by leading experts in the fields of: Game Theory, International Relations and Global Politics, Computable General Equilibrium (CGE): Econo...
2016 - Journal / article
Climate change, biodiversity loss, antibiotic resistance, and other global challenges pose major collective action problems: A group benefits from a certain action, but no individual has sufficient incentive to act alone. Formal institutions, e.g., laws and treaties, have helped address issues like ozone depletion, lead pollution, and acid rain. However, formal institutions are not always able to enforce collectively desirable...
2015 - Journal / article
Ecosystems can undergo regime shifts that potentially lead to a substantial decrease in the availability of provisioning ecosystem services. Recent research suggests that the frequency and intensity of regime shifts increase with growing anthropogenic pressure, so understanding the underlying social-ecological dynamics is crucial, particularly in contexts where livelihoods depend heavily on local ecosystem services. In such se...