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Welcome to the Institute for Environmental Decisions (IED)

IED is interdisciplinary and brings together economists, psychologists, and political scientists.


Consumer Behavior (D-HEST)

Shopping trolley  

Our aim is to enhance understanding of individual and organizational decision-making under conditions of uncertainty. We are dedicated to helping society make better decisions.
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Agricultural Economics and Policy (D-MTEC + D-USYS)

Knowledge, Trade, Research, Resources, Marketing, Production  

The AECP group aims to improve the understanding of linkages between policies and production and risk management decisions taken in the agricultural and food sector.
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Associated Professorships

Chair of Economics (D-GESS)


ECON's research focuses on research in microeconomics. We mainly investigate questions in the field of environmental economics and decisions under risk.
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International Political Economy (D-GESS)

Thomas Bernauer  

Our research and teaching focuses on political and other conditions under which environmental and economic problems that extend beyond national borders can be solved.
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Sustainability and Technology Group (D-MTEC)

VPPL Hoenggerberg  

At SusTec, we investigate organizational, technological and institutional change in the energy sector on two complementary levels: The system level and the firm level.
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Climate Policy Group (D-USYS)

Solar panels  

In the CP group we conduct problem-driven environmental research. We currently focus on analysing pathways for creating a sustainable electricity system for Europe and beyond.
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Environmental Policy and Economics (D-USYS)

Game instructions at gede  

PEPE integrates economics, political science, and law in the analysis of environmental policy, environmental governance, and environmental decisions.
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Associated Research Groups

Environmental Philosophy Group (D-USYS)

Thinking about global problems  
Photos: Daniel Stockman/NASA

With backgrounds in philosophy of science, epistemology, environmental ethics, environmental science and policy sciences, we contribute to the department’s teaching and research.
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Natural Resource Policy Group (D-USYS)

Logging in Swiss Forest  
Logging in Swiss Forest

Research in the group of Natural Resource Policy (NARP) integrates political science and law in the analysis of environmental policy and governance.
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Society, Environment & Culture Group (D-USYS)

Park im Grueene  

We are a team of scientists covering various scientific disciplines. Thematic issues, which the group focuses on, are the impacts that culture and society have on the environment.
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