- Regime shifts
- Bio-economic modelling
- Policy design
- Fast and slow variables
- Human behaviour
Anne-Sophie Crépin's research focuses on the interplay between economic incentives, ecosystem regime shifts, policy and human behaviour
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.
Crépin 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.
Crépin 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:
- European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics
- Foundation for the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund’s University
- The Expert Group for Environmental Studies, a committee under the Department of Finance in Sweden
- She participated in the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Awards and achievements:
- Arnberg Prize 2003 from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
News articles with Crepin, Anne-Sophie
Research news | 2023-01-30
The best way to deal with shocks is by combining diverse responses
Humankind’s best chance to deal with looming turbulences and crises is by diversifying response strategies
Research news | 2021-03-26
Human relationships are still missing from fisheries management models
Bioeconomic models guiding small-scale fisheries development programmes exclude important interactions between fishers, traders and consumers. This may increase existing inequalities
Research news | 2020-12-29
Climate migration can become an effective element of adaptation
Improved understanding of how and why people move can reduce future costs and facilitate climate adaptation both within and across borders
Research news | 2020-11-18
Why getting the big picture roughly right is more important than focusing on details
Four ways to understand the complexity of global environmental change sufficiently well to take policy action
Publications by Crepin, Anne-Sophie
Earth stewardship: Shaping a sustainable future through interacting policy and norm shifts
Journal / article | 2022
Transformation toward a sustainable future requires an earth stewardship approach to shift society from its current goal of increasing material wealth to a vision of sustaining built, natural, human, and social capital—equitably distributed across society, within and among nations. Widespread concern about earth’s current trajectory and support for actions that would foster more sustainable pathways suggests potential social ...
Governance in the Face of Extreme Events: Lessons from Evolutionary Processes for Structuring Interventions, and the Need to Go Beyond
Journal / article | 2021
The increasing frequency of extreme events, exogenous and endogenous, poses challenges for our societies. The current pandemic is a case in point; but "once-in-a-century" weather events are also becoming more common, leading to erosion, wildfire and even volcanic events that change ecosystems and disturbance regimes, threaten the sustainability of our life-support systems, and challenge the robustness and resilience of societi...
Social relationship dynamics mediate climate impacts on income inequality: evidence from the Mexican Humboldt squid fishery
Journal / article | 2021
Small-scale fisheries are critically important for livelihoods around the world, particularly in tropical regions. However, climate variability and anthropogenic climate change may seriously impact small-scale fisheries by altering the abundance and distribution of target species. Social relationships between fishery users, such as fish traders, can determine how each individual responds and is affected by changes in fisheries...