Welcome to the Institute for Environmental Decisions (IED)

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

Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST)

Consumer Behavior

Shopping trolley  
CB

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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Department of Environmental Systems Science (D-USYS)

Agricultural Economics

Knowledge, Trade, Research, Resources, Marketing, Production  
AGECON

AGECON is a group of (agricultural) economists working together to do research, teaching, and decision support in the context of global change and resource scarcity.
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Environmental Policy and Economics

Game instructions at gede  
PEPE

PEPE integrates economics, political science, and law in the analysis of environmental policy, environmental governance, and environmental decisions.
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Human-Environment Systems

Solar panels  
HES

In the HES 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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Natural and Social Science Interface

Collage  
NSSI

NSSI develops and applies methodologies from different disciplines to integrate scientific expertise with societal decision processes fostering sustainable human-environment systems.
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Associated Professorships

Chair of Economics (D-GESS)

Flooded  
ECON

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  
IPE

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  
SUSTEC

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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Associated Research Groups

Environmental Philosophy Group

Sandworm by Marco Casagrande at Wenduine, Belgium. 2012  
Photo: Nikita Wu

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

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

Park im Grueene  
SEC

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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