Ecological Economics

(The TQCC of Ecological Economics is 14. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-06-01 to 2024-06-01.)
Digitalization and energy consumption. Does ICT reduce energy demand?530
The impact of fintech innovation on green growth in China: Mediating effect of green finance271
Central bank mandates, sustainability objectives and the promotion of green finance223
Global patterns of ecologically unequal exchange: Implications for sustainability in the 21st century206
Food access in crisis: Food security and COVID-19174
Circular economy, degrowth and green growth as pathways for research on sustainable development goals: A global analysis and future agenda157
A Green New Deal without growth?157
Sustainable consumption behavior of Europeans: The influence of environmental knowledge and risk perception on environmental concern and behavioral intention156
Circular futures: What Will They Look Like?152
Green recovery in the mature manufacturing industry: The role of the green-circular premium and sustainability certification in innovative efforts137
Integrating the green economy, circular economy and bioeconomy in a strategic sustainability framework132
Finance, climate-change and radical uncertainty: Towards a precautionary approach to financial policy110
One-vote veto: The threshold effect of environmental pollution in China's economic promotion tournament101
An Efficiency Perspective on Carbon Emissions and Financial Performance99
The importance of species diversity for human well-being in Europe96
Justice in nature-based solutions: Research and pathways88
How does the use of industrial robots affect the ecological footprint? International evidence87
Kicking the Habit: What Makes and Breaks Farmers' Intentions to Reduce Pesticide Use?84
Public Attention to Environmental Issues and Stock Market Returns79
The dual effects of heterogeneous environmental regulation on the technological innovation of Chinese steel enterprises—Based on a high-dimensional fixed effects model73
Beyond ecosystem services and nature's contributions: Is it time to leave utilitarian environmentalism behind?73
The economic values of global forest ecosystem services: A meta-analysis72
Corruption pays off: How environmental regulations promote corporate innovation in a developing country72
A New Socio-economic Indicator to Measure the Performance of Bioeconomy Sectors in Europe72
Measuring and modeling energy resilience72
Environmental attitudes and place identity as determinants of preferences for ecosystem services71
Stay or Leave? The Role of Air Pollution in Urban Migration Choices68
Carbon inequality in global trade: Evidence from the mismatch between embodied carbon emissions and value added65
Sufficiency: A systematic literature review65
Prices, information and nudges for residential electricity conservation: A meta-analysis64
Wellbeing economy: An effective paradigm to mainstream post-growth policies?64
Wage distortion and green technological progress: A directed technological progress perspective61
The tournament of Chinese environmental protection: Strong or weak competition?59
Natural resources and conflict: A meta-analysis of the empirical literature57
Using Q-methodology in environmental sustainability research: A bibliometric analysis and systematic review57
Driving the circular economy through public environmental and energy R&D: Evidence from SMEs in the European Union56
Talk renewables, walk coal: The paradox of India's energy transition55
Scrutinizing the direct rebound effect for French households using quantile regression and data from an original survey54
Air pollution in an urban world: A global view on density, cities and emissions54
Social tipping processes towards climate action: A conceptual framework52
The Circular Economy and human needs satisfaction: Promising the radical, delivering the familiar51
The power of green defaults: the impact of regional variation of opt-out tariffs on green energy demand in Germany51
Too good to be true: The inverted U-shaped relationship between home-country digitalization and environmental performance51
The effects of green nudges on consumer valuation of bio-based plastic packaging51
The Objectives of Stakeholder Involvement in Transdisciplinary Research. A Conceptual Framework for a Reflective and Reflexive Practise51
An appraisal of interlinkages between macro-economic indicators of economic well-being and the sustainable development goals50
The role of trust in citizen acceptance of climate policy: Comparing perceptions of government competence, integrity and value similarity49
Internet Use and Lower Life Satisfaction: The Mediating Effect of Environmental Quality Perception48
Valuing the ecosystem service benefits from kelp forest restoration: A choice experiment from Norway48
The effects of framing on environmental decisions: A systematic literature review47
Welfare systems without economic growth: A review of the challenges and next steps for the field46
The income inequality-CO2 emissions nexus: Transmission mechanisms45
Sustainable practices and product quality: Is there value in eco-label certification? The case of wine44
Quantity or quality: Environmental legislation and corporate green innovations44
How Green Public Procurement can drive conversion of farmland: An empirical analysis of an organic food policy44
Using an extended theory of planned behaviour to explain willingness towards voluntary carbon offsetting among Chinese consumers44
Regulation, governance and the role of the informal sector in influencing environmental quality?44
Does circular economy mitigate the extraction of natural resources? Empirical evidence based on analysis of 28 European economies over the past decade43
The role of non-cognitive skills in farmers' adoption of climate change mitigation measures43
Costs and Carbon Benefits of Mangrove Conservation and Restoration: A Global Analysis43
Supporting carbon taxes: The role of fairness42
Sustainable welfare: How do universal basic income and universal basic services compare?41
Emergence of New Economics Energy Transition Models: A Review41
Effects of Bribery on Firms' Environmental Innovation Adoption in Vietnam: Mediating Roles of Firms' Bargaining Power and Credit and Institutional Constraints41
Characteristics of the global copper raw materials and scrap trade systems and the policy impacts of China's import ban41
The Transition to a Sustainable Prosperity-A Stock-Flow-Consistent Ecological Macroeconomic Model for Canada41
Motivating individuals for social transition: The 2-pathway model and experiential strategies for pro-environmental behaviour40
Environmental Justice in India: Incidence of Air Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants40
On thin ice – The Arctic commodity extraction frontier and environmental conflicts40
Stocks, flows, services and practices: Nexus approaches to sustainable social metabolism40
A Socio-economic Indicator for EoL Strategies for Bio-based Products39
Ecological compensation: How much and where?39
Perceptions of Climate Variability and Soil Fertility Management Choices Among Smallholder Farmers in Northern Ghana39
Use and misuse of the net present value in environmental studies39
Plastic pollution and economic growth: The influence of corruption and lack of education39
Linkages between agricultural policies, productivity and environmental sustainability38
Definitions of the circular economy: Circularity matters38
The value of responsibly farmed fish: A hedonic price study of ASC-certified whitefish37
The role of demographic and economic drivers on the environment in traditional and standardized STIRPAT analysis37
Winners and losers: the distributional impacts of a carbon tax in Brazil37
Ecological macroeconomics in the open economy: Sustainability, unequal exchange and policy coordination in a center-periphery model36
The impacts of household structure transitions on household carbon emissions in China36
Inequality in the Economic Impacts from Climate Shocks in Fisheries: The Case of Harmful Algal Blooms36
Does agricultural trade reduce pressure on land ecosystems? Decomposing drivers of the embodied human appropriation of net primary production36
The association between the carbon footprint and the socio-economic characteristics of Belgian households35
The social and environmental influences of population growth rate and demographic pressure deserve greater attention in ecological economics34
Benefits of Increasing Information Accuracy in Variable Rate Technologies34
Bridging barriers in sustainability research: Α review from sustainability science to life cycle sustainability assessment33
How social movements contribute to staying within the global carbon budget: Evidence from a qualitative meta-analysis of case studies33
Is digital transformation the Deus ex Machina towards sustainability transition of the European SMEs?33
Public preference for river restoration in the Danda Basin, Nepal: A choice experiment study33
Contingent valuation estimates for environmental goods: Validity and reliability33
Do economic preferences predict pro-environmental behaviour?33
It takes two to dance: Institutional dynamics and climate-related financial policies33
Frontrunners and laggards: How fast are the EU member states progressing towards the sustainable development goals?33
Fairtrade, Agrochemical Input Use, and Effects on Human Health and the Environment33
What determines consumers' use of eco-labels? Taking a close look at label trust32
Implications of Trends in Energy Return on Energy Invested (EROI) for Transitioning to Renewable Electricity32
Digitalization, positioning in global value chain and carbon emissions embodied in exports: Evidence from global manufacturing production-based emissions32
A tale of two utopias: Work in a post-growth world32
Expenditure elasticity and income elasticity of GHG emissions: A survey of literature on household carbon footprint32
Land tenure, soil conservation, and farm performance: An eco-efficiency analysis of Austrian crop farms31
Untangling the underlying drivers of the use of single-use food packaging31
The value of value theory for ecological economics31
How to remove microplastics in wastewater? A cost-effectiveness analysis31
Economic losses from natural disturbances in Norway spruce forests – A quantification using Monte-Carlo simulations31
Welfare Beyond Consumption: The Benefits of Having Less31
Commons grabbing and agribusiness: Violence, resistance and social mobilization31
Factors affecting the adoption of sustainable agricultural practices: Findings from panel data for Vietnam31
Air pollution and happiness: Evidence from the coldest capital in the world30
A multifunctional assessment of integrated and ecological farming in olive agroecosystems in southwestern Spain using the Analytic Hierarchy Process30
Determinants for the Implementation of Action-, Result- and Multi-Actor-Oriented Agri-Environment Schemes in Switzerland30
Financial profitability of diversified farming systems: A global meta-analysis30
Other-regarding preferences and pro-environmental behaviour: An interdisciplinary review of experimental studies29
How much does it take? Willingness to switch to meat substitutes29
Scaling up but losing out? Water commons' dilemmas between transnational movements and grassroots struggles in Latin America29
The adoption of pesticide-free wheat production and farmers' perceptions of its environmental and health effects29
Do we need a ‘circular society’? Competing narratives of the circular economy in the French food sector29
Integrating coordination mechanisms in the sustainability assessment of agri-food chains: From a structured literature review to a comprehensive framework28
Cost-effective land-use options of drained peatlands– integrated biophysical-economic modeling approach28
Building resilience to natural hazards through coastal governance: a case study of Hurricane Harvey recovery in Gulf of Mexico communities27
Do Aquaculture Farmers Have an Incentive to Maintain Good Water Quality? The Case of Small-Scale Shrimp Farming in Indonesia27
Implications of declining household economies of scale on electricity consumption and sustainability in China27
Hedonic Price Estimates of Lake Water Quality: Valued Attribute, Instrumental Variables, and Ecological-Economic Benefits27
No clue about bioplastics27
The economic impacts of water supply restrictions due to climate and policy change: A transboundary river basin supply-side input-output analysis27
Contemporary capitalisms and their social relation to the environment26
Rooted water collectives: Towards an analytical framework26
The lifetime cost of driving a car26
Internet use, natural resource extraction and poverty reduction in rural Thailand26
Challenges and innovations in the economic evaluation of the risks of climate change26
Us before me: A group level approach to the circular economy26
Barriers and opportunities in developing and implementing a Green GDP26
Practicing policy mobility of payment for ecosystem services through assemblage and performativity: Lessons from China's Xin'an River Basin Eco-compensation Pilot26
Young people' s willingness to pay for environmental protection25
Has Central Government Environmental Protection Interview Improved Air Quality in China?25
Green behavior, green self-image, and subjective well-being: Separating affective and cognitive relationships25
Doing more with less: Provisioning systems and the transformation of the stock-flow-service nexus25
Policy-oriented versus market-induced: Factors influencing crop diversity across China25
Implementation context and science-policy interfaces: Implications for the economic valuation of ecosystem services25
A home for all within planetary boundaries: Pathways for meeting England's housing needs without transgressing national climate and biodiversity goals25
From landscape practices to ecosystem services: Landscape valuation in Indigenous contexts25
The commodification of nature, a review in social sciences25
The impacts of climate induced disasters on the economy: Winners and losers in Sri Lanka25
Governance of Payments for Ecosystem Ecosystem services influences social and environmental outcomes in Costa Rica25
Accounting matters: Revisiting claims of decoupling and genuine green growth in Nordic countries24
Ecological trap in tourism-urbanization: Simulating the stagnation and restoration of urbanization from the perspective of government incentives24
Resource co-management as a step towards gender equity in fisheries24
Unequal ecological exchange in the era of global value chains: The case of Latin America24
Improving the regional deployment of carbon mitigation efforts by incorporating air-quality co-benefits: A multi-provincial analysis of China24
The embodied flow of built-up land in China's interregional trade and its implications for regional carbon balance24
Does information matter? Transparency and demand for accountability in Ghana's natural resource revenue management24
Developing policy packages for low-carbon passenger transport: A mixed methods analysis of trade-offs and synergies24
What theories of value (could) underpin our circular futures?24
Market failure, tradable discharge permit, and pollution reduction: Evidence from industrial firms in China24
Revisiting the economic valuation of agricultural losses due to large-scale changes in pollinator populations24
The role of preferences for pro-environmental behaviour among urban middle class households in Peru24
Worker wellbeing and productivity in advanced economies: Re-examining the link23
What Drives the Erasure of Protected Areas? Evidence from across the Brazilian Amazon23
Estimating the costs and benefits of protecting a coastal amenity from climate change-related hazards: Nature based solutions via oyster reef restoration versus grey infrastructure23
Lump-sum vs. energy-efficiency subsidy recycling of carbon tax revenue in the residential sector: A French assessment23
Quantifying Loss of Benefits from Poor Governance of Climate Change Adaptation Projects: A Discrete Choice Experiment with Farmers in Kenya23
Community social capital and status: The social dilemma of food waste23
Characterizing the Danish energy prosumer: Who buys solar PV systems and why do they buy them?22
Patterns and determinants of carbon emission flows along the Belt and Road from 2005 to 203022
Exploring social-ecological impacts on trade-offs and synergies among ecosystem services22
What structural change is needed for a post-growth economy: A framework of analysis and empirical evidence22
Environmental impacts of productivity-led working time reduction22
Trends in national biodiversity footprints of land use22
Informing groundwater policies in semi-arid agricultural production regions under stochastic climate scenario impacts22
Equity and effectiveness of Australian small-scale solar schemes22
Determinants of fossil fuel divestment in European pension funds22
State-civil society relations in Gramsci, Poulantzas and Bourdieu: Strategic implications for the degrowth movement22
Study on the distribution of PM emission rights in various provinces of China based on a new efficiency and equity two-objective DEA model22
The heat is on: A framework for measuring financial stress under disruptive energy transition scenarios22
Willingness to pay for environmental protection and the importance of pollutant industries in the regional economy. Evidence from Italy22
Carbon footprint information, prices, and restaurant wine choices by customers: A natural field experiment22
Shared and environmentally just responsibility for global biodiversity loss22
The circular economy and the optimal recycling rate: A macroeconomic approach22
Energy poor need more energy, but do they need more carbon? Evaluation of people's basic carbon needs21
Economics without ecology: How the SDGs fail to align socioeconomic development with environmental sustainability21
Neoliberalism and climate change: How the free-market myth has prevented climate action21
One size does not fit all: A tale of polycentric development and land degradation in Italy21
Distributional impacts of soil erosion on agricultural productivity and welfare in Malawi21
Household acceptability of energy efficiency policies in the European Union: Policy characteristics trade-offs and the role of trust in government and environmental identity21
Welfare regimes as enablers of just energy transitions: Revisiting and testing the hypothesis of synergy for Europe21
The environmental and financial performance of green energy investments: European evidence21
Economic growth, environmental constraints and convergence21
SYNERGY: A regional bio-economic model analyzing farm-to-farm exchanges and legume production to enhance agricultural sustainability21
East of nature. Accounting for the environments of social sciences21
Climate change costs more than we think because people adapt less than we assume21
Social desirability bias in the environmental economic valuation: An inferred valuation approach21
Co-benefits of a flexitarian diet for air quality and human health in Europe21
Nature Based Solutions for Climate Adaptation - Paying Farmers for Flood Control21
Modelling energy transition risk: The impact of declining energy return on investment (EROI)21
Toward the carbon neutrality: Forest carbon sinks and its spatial spillover effect in China20
Revisiting money and labor for valuing environmental goods and services in developing countries20
Hope for the future and willingness to pay for sustainable energy20
Evaluating the Evaluated Socioeconomic Impacts of China's Sloping Land Conversion Program20
Sources of greenhouse gas emission reductions in OECD countries: Composition or technique effects20
Impact of oil palm expansion on the provision of private and community goods in rural Indonesia20
Education and pro-environmental attitudes and behaviours: A nonparametric regression discontinuity analysis of a major schooling reform in England and Wales20
Ecological Economics Beyond Markets20
Distributed degrowth technology: Challenges for blockchain beyond the green economy20
Guiding cities under increased droughts: The limits to sustainable urban futures20
Waxing power, waning pollution: The effect of COVID-19 on Russian environmental policymaking20
Climate concern and policy acceptance before and after COVID-1920
Trade-off decisions in ecosystem management for poverty alleviation19
The economic and environmental effects of seasonality of tourism: A look at solid waste19
The Physical Vulnerability to Climate Change Index: An Index to Be Used for International Policy19
Less and more: Conceptualising degrowth transformations19
Free associations of citizens and scientists with economic and green growth: A computational-linguistics analysis19
Full speed ahead or floating around? Dynamics of selected circular bioeconomies in Europe19
Tracing Austria's biomass consumption to source countries: A product-level comparison between bioenergy, food and material19
Willingness to reduce travel consumption to support a low-carbon transition beyond COVID-1919
The Sustainable Development Goals as new business norms: A survey experiment on stakeholder preferences19
The relation between fishing subsidies and CO2 emissions in the fisheries sector19
Privatization or communalization: A multi-level analysis of changes in forest property regimes in China19
Sand futures: Post-growth alternatives for mineral aggregate consumption and distribution in the global south19
How to achieve emission reduction without hindering economic growth? The role of judicial quality19
Are investors aware of climate-related transition risks? Evidence from mutual fund flows19
Do forest-management plans and FSC certification help avoid deforestation in the Congo Basin?19
Evaluating the economics of park-tourism from the ground-up: Leakage, multiplier effects, and the enabling environment at South Luangwa National Park, Zambia19
Solar collective self-consumption: Economic analysis of a policy mix19
Managing spatial sustainability trade-offs: The case of wind power19
Is it a green or brown job? A Taxonomy of Sustainable Employment19
Socio-cultural valuation of whale ecosystem services in Skjálfandi Bay, Iceland18
Sustainable commodity governance and the global south18
Toward circular economy: The impact of policy instruments on circular economy innovation for European small medium enterprises18
Contract Design for Adoption of Agrienvironmental Practices: A Meta-analysis of Discrete Choice Experiments18
Have environmental preferences and willingness to pay remained stable before and during the global Covid-19 shock?18
Incentivizing the future adoption of best management practices on agricultural land to protect water resources: The role of past participation and experiences18
Moral Foundations and Voluntary Public Good Provision: The Case of Climate Change18
Review of Handbook of Green Finance18
Reducing consumption of electricity: A field experiment in Monaco with boosts and goal setting18
Property values and cyanobacterial algal blooms: Evidence from satellite monitoring of Inland Lakes18
Causal Effect of Time-Use Behavior on Residential Energy Consumption in China18
Credibility beyond compliance: Uncertified smallholders in sustainable food systems18
Is burden responsibility more effective? A value-added method for tracing worldwide carbon emissions18
On the role of social equity in payments for ecosystem services in Latin America: A practitioner perspective18
Accountability and sustainability transitions18
Population growth and climate change: A dynamic integrated climate-economy-demography model18
The price of risk in residential solar investments18
When the circular economy diverges: The co-evolution of biogas business models and material circuits in Finland18
Unlocking the unsustainable rice-wheat system of Indian Punjab: Assessing alternatives to crop-residue burning from a systems perspective18
Productivity, biodiversity trade-offs, and farm income in an agroforestry versus an arable system17
Development opportunities, forest use transition, and farmers' income differentiation: The impacts of Giant panda reserves in China17
Enhancing spatial coordination in payment for ecosystem services schemes with non-pecuniary preferences17
Unfolding differences in the distribution of coastal marine ecosystem services values among developed and developing countries17
Ecosystem indicators for measuring industrial symbiosis17