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:
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Research news | 2018-12-13
Money sent home by migrants can prevent undesired farmland abandonment, as well as the promise of extensive forest regrowth
Research news | 2018-12-03
Review paper summarizes scholarship of resilience and economics, and projects how management of resilience could benefit sustainability measurement
Research news | 2018-03-06
To celebrate International Women's Day, we highlight five of our female researchers. First is Anne-Sophie Crépin who looks at the interplay between economic incentives, ecosystem regime shifts, policy and human behaviour
Research news | 2017-11-21
Large-scale changes in Arctic marine food web can be expected within 50 years, some good, but in the long run several critical
2018 - Journal / article
This paper provides an interpretive overview on the economics of resilience with special reference to social–ecological systems. We address the basic sciences of regime shifts and resilience in different settings linked to empirical cases and review the economic models related to these aspects. In particular we discuss models to assess market outcomes when thresholds exist and are known and particular characteristics of such s...
2018 - Journal / article
We explore how remittances shape the effect of rural out-migration on the potential for local forest transitions. Building on an existing theoretical model of social-ecological regime shifts that links migration, farmland abandonment, and forest regrowth, we incorporate migrant remittances as an additional rural-urban teleconnection. We also extend the ecological dynamics to include a dynamical forest regrowth rate, generating...
2017 - Journal / article
This special issue highlights results from the project Arctic Climate Change Economy and Society (ACCESS, 2011–2015) supported within the Ocean of Tomorrow call of the European Union’s 7th framework programme. Focusing on the marine Arctic, ACCESS investigated climate impacts on marine transportation, seafood production, and the extraction of hydrocarbons up to 2050. The project dedicated particular attention to environmental ...