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Berglund, Christer
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Söderholm, K. & Berglund, C. (2009). Hushållens konsumtionsmönster under femtio år: statlig inverkan och de strukturella kontexterna (ed.). In: (Ed.), Patrik Söderholm (Ed.), Hållbara hushåll: Miljöpolitik och ekologisk hållbarhet i vardagen : Slutrapport till Naturvårdsverket från forskningsprogrammet SHARP (pp. 28-32). Paper presented at . Stockholm: Naturvårdsverket
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hushållens konsumtionsmönster under femtio år: statlig inverkan och de strukturella kontexterna
2009 (Swedish)In: Hållbara hushåll: Miljöpolitik och ekologisk hållbarhet i vardagen : Slutrapport till Naturvårdsverket från forskningsprogrammet SHARP, Stockholm: Naturvårdsverket, 2009, p. 28-32Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Naturvårdsverket, 2009
Series
Rapport / Naturvårdsverket, ISSN 0282-7298 ; 5899
National Category
History of Technology Economics
Research subject
History of Technology; Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-19945 (URN)0630ad60-f203-11dd-ae0d-000ea68e967b (Local ID)978-91-620-5899-9 (ISBN)0630ad60-f203-11dd-ae0d-000ea68e967b (Archive number)0630ad60-f203-11dd-ae0d-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Note
Godkänd; 2008; 20080623 (wolfgang); IPC: B60Q9/00Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Hage, O., Söderholm, P. & Berglund, C. (2009). Norms and economic motivation in household recycling: empirical evidence from Sweden (ed.). Paper presented at . Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 53(3), 155-165
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Norms and economic motivation in household recycling: empirical evidence from Sweden
2009 (English)In: Resources, Conservation and Recycling, ISSN 0921-3449, E-ISSN 1879-0658, Vol. 53, no 3, p. 155-165Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper analyzes the determinants of recycling efforts in Swedish households, and focuses on the case of packaging waste (i.e., paper, glass, plastic, and metal). The analysis builds on a theoretical framework that integrates norm-motivated behavior into a simple economic model of household choice by assuming that the individuals have preferences for maintaining a self-image as morally responsible, and thus norm-compliant, persons. A postal survey was sent out randomly to 2800 households in four different Swedish municipalities, and in the paper self-reported information on recycling rates at the household level is analyzed in an ordered probit regression framework. The results indicate that both economic and moral motives influence inter-household recycling rates. Specifically, convenience matters in the sense that property-close collection in multi-family dwelling houses leads to higher collection rates. The strength of moral (self-enforced) norms explains a large part of the variation across households, but the importance of such norms in driving recycling efforts partly diminishes if improved collection infrastructure makes it easier for households to recycle. Recycling rates at the household level are also positively influenced by the felt ability to favourably affect environmental outcomes as well as by others' recycling efforts. The paper discusses a number of policy implications that follow from the empirical results.

Keywords
Business / Economics - Economics, Ekonomi - Nationalekonomi
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-6341 (URN)10.1016/j.resconrec.2008.11.003 (DOI)000263188300008 ()2-s2.0-58149189765 (Scopus ID)49211350-e248-11dd-981b-000ea68e967b (Local ID)49211350-e248-11dd-981b-000ea68e967b (Archive number)49211350-e248-11dd-981b-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2009; 20090114 (keni)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Hage, O., Sandberg, K., Söderholm, P. & Berglund, C. (2008). Household plastic waste collection in Swedish municipalities: a spatial-econometric approach (ed.). Paper presented at European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Annual Conference : 25/06/2008 - 28/06/2008. Paper presented at European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Annual Conference : 25/06/2008 - 28/06/2008.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Household plastic waste collection in Swedish municipalities: a spatial-econometric approach
2008 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper investigates the main determinants of collection rates of household plastic packaging waste in Swedish municipalities. This is done by the use of spatial econometric methods based on cross-sectional data for 282 Swedish municipalities in 2005. The empirical results suggest that the collection of plastic packaging is positively related to collection in neighboring municipalities. The analysis also shows that municipalities that employ weight-based waste management fees generally experience higher collection rates than those municipalities in which volume-based fees are used. The presence of curbside recycling and a high intensity of recycling drop-off stations, both measures that facilitate recycling efforts by creating the infrastructural and logistic mechanisms that enable people to translate their motivation into recycling action, provide important explanations for why some municipalities perform better than others. Overall the impacts on collection outcomes of a number of important regional cost variables, such as distance to recycling industry, urbanization rate and population density, turn out, though, both statistically and economically insignificant. An important explanation for this is that the (fixed) monetary compensations from the material companies to the collection entrepreneurs in Sweden vary depending on region and is typically higher in high-cost regions. This implies that the plastic packaging collection in Sweden may be performed in a cost ineffective manner.

National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-34028 (URN)82112bb0-9936-11dd-bc49-000ea68e967b (Local ID)82112bb0-9936-11dd-bc49-000ea68e967b (Archive number)82112bb0-9936-11dd-bc49-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Conference
European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Annual Conference : 25/06/2008 - 28/06/2008
Note
Godkänd; 2008; 20081013 (olle_h)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
Berglund, C. & Söderholm, P. (2008). Källsortering i Eskilstuna Kommun: hushållens aktiviteter, erfarenheter och attityder inför försöket med insamling efter materialströmmar (ed.). Paper presented at . Luleå: SHARP Research Program
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Källsortering i Eskilstuna Kommun: hushållens aktiviteter, erfarenheter och attityder inför försöket med insamling efter materialströmmar
2008 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Naturvårdsverket har utsett Eskilstuna som försökskommun för att testa ett nytt system för avfallshantering. Syftet är att studera hur insamlingen påverkas av att hushållen källsorterar efter materialströmmar till skillnad från idag efter förpackningar. Försöket inbegriper hårdplast och metall och innebär att dessa material utöver alla hårdplast- och metallförpackningar, t ex diskborstar, kastruller, bestick, mm., ska slängas vid återvinningsstationer och/eller i behållare i de fastighetsnära utrymmena. Försöket pågår från september 2007 till september 2008. Ett viktigt mål är att ett eventuellt nytt system baserat på materialströmmar ska vara lättillgängligt och betraktas som legitimt utifrån hushållens synvinkel. Syftet med denna rapport är att göra en så kallad "nollmätning", dvs. en undersökning av hushållens källsorteringsaktiviteter, erfarenheter och attityder inför försöket med materialinsamling. Resultaten bygger på en postenkät som skickades ut i augusti 2007 till 798 hushåll i de bostadsområden i Eskilstuna som omfattas av försöket. Undersökningen inbegriper hushållens erfarenheter av och attityder gentemot källsorteringen i Eskilstuna i stort, men speciellt utrymme ges åt hushållens källsortering av avfall baserat på metall och hårdplast.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: SHARP Research Program, 2008. p. 28
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-22153 (URN)1bf94110-74dc-11dd-a03a-000ea68e967b (Local ID)1bf94110-74dc-11dd-a03a-000ea68e967b (Archive number)1bf94110-74dc-11dd-a03a-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Note
Godkänd; 2008; 20080828 (ysko)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved
Berglund, C. & Otterheim, F. (2007). Sverige och de internationella råvarumarknaderna. In: Marian Radetzki (Ed.), Råvarumarknaden: (pp. 265-287). Paper presented at . Stockholm: SNS förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sverige och de internationella råvarumarknaderna
2007 (Swedish)In: Råvarumarknaden, Stockholm: SNS förlag, 2007, p. 265-287Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: SNS förlag, 2007
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-20861 (URN)8b05d310-814a-11dc-965a-000ea68e967b (Local ID)978-91-85695-26-3 (ISBN)8b05d310-814a-11dc-965a-000ea68e967b (Archive number)8b05d310-814a-11dc-965a-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Note

Godkänd; 2007; 20071023 (chris_b)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-03-07Bibliographically approved
Berglund, C. & Matti, S. (2006). Citizen and consumer: the dual role of individuals in environmental policy (ed.). Paper presented at . Luleå: SHARP Research Program
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Citizen and consumer: the dual role of individuals in environmental policy
2006 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This article investigates the dual role - exemplified by the ideal-types of the consumer and the citizen - individuals' face in contemporary environmental policy. As crowding-out theory highlights the implications of using ‘wrong' incentives or controlling means, examining the match between policy and those value-systems guiding individuals' decision-making process in practice should indeed be a relevant undertaking. Sweden provides the empirical example for the article, in which a text analysis of policy documents is compared with the results of a mail-out survey to 4000 individuals in four different counties. The article finds that external motivations are perceived as being highly relevant for the promotion of ecological sustainability in Sweden and, thus, that the notion of the consumer-role as guiding individuals' behaviour in the environmental field is rather strong. However, at the same time people tend to ascribe the motivational values included in the Self-transcendence cluster (altruism) a far greater importance as guiding principles in life than the opposing values of Self-enhancement (egoism), indicating that the citizen-role indeed is important to account for in policy-making. Hence, clearly there is a mismatch between Sweden's contemporary policy documents and the general value orientation held by Swedish people in general.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: SHARP Research Program, 2006. p. 18
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Economics
Research subject
Political Science; Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-25132 (URN)ddfdcf40-7371-11dd-a60f-000ea68e967b (Local ID)ddfdcf40-7371-11dd-a60f-000ea68e967b (Archive number)ddfdcf40-7371-11dd-a60f-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Note
Godkänd; 2006; 20080826 (simon_m)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Berglund, C. & Matti, S. (2006). Citizen and consumer: the dual role of individuals in environmental policy (ed.). Paper presented at . Environmental Politics, 15(4), 550-571
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Citizen and consumer: the dual role of individuals in environmental policy
2006 (English)In: Environmental Politics, ISSN 0964-4016, E-ISSN 1743-8934, Vol. 15, no 4, p. 550-571Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates the dual role – exemplified by the ideal types of the consumer and the citizen – individuals face in the contemporary environmental policy context. As crowding-out theory highlights the implications of using the ‘wrong’ incentives, examining the match between policy and the value systems guiding individuals' decision-making process in practice is a relevant undertaking. Sweden provides the empirical context for the article, in which official environmental policy-discourse in Sweden is compared with the results of a mail-out survey to 4,000 individuals in four different counties. It is suggested that external motivations are perceived as highly relevant for the promotion of ecological sustainability, so the consumer element as a motivating feature of individuals' behaviour in the environmental field is indeed of considerable importance. However, at the same time people tend to ascribe far greater importance to the motivational values included in the self-transcendence cluster (altruism) as guiding principles in life than to the opposing values of self-enhancement (egoism), indicating that the citizen-role is also important to take into account in policy design. It is concluded that there is a mismatch between the content of Sweden's policy documents and the general value orientation held by the Swedish citizenry.

National Category
Economics Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
Economics; Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-6141 (URN)10.1080/09644010600785176 (DOI)000240166100003 ()2-s2.0-33746130362 (Scopus ID)458108c0-6f51-11db-962b-000ea68e967b (Local ID)458108c0-6f51-11db-962b-000ea68e967b (Archive number)458108c0-6f51-11db-962b-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2006; 20061003 (evan)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Berglund, C. (2006). Do economic incentives demoralize recycling behavior?. In: Christian V. Loeffe (Ed.), Trends in conservation and recycling of resources: (pp. 229-240). Paper presented at . New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Do economic incentives demoralize recycling behavior?
2006 (English)In: Trends in conservation and recycling of resources, New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2006, p. 229-240Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2006
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-20738 (URN)78713390-e274-11db-b078-000ea68e967b (Local ID)1-60021-124-0 (ISBN)978-1-60021-124-9 (ISBN)78713390-e274-11db-b078-000ea68e967b (Archive number)78713390-e274-11db-b078-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Note

Godkänd; 2006; 20070404 (keni)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-03-07Bibliographically approved
Berglund, C. & Söderholm, P. (2006). Modeling technical change in energy system analysis: analyzing the introduction of learning-by-doing in bottom-up energy models (ed.). Paper presented at . Energy Policy, 34(12), 1344-1356
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Modeling technical change in energy system analysis: analyzing the introduction of learning-by-doing in bottom-up energy models
2006 (English)In: Energy Policy, ISSN 0301-4215, E-ISSN 1873-6777, Vol. 34, no 12, p. 1344-1356Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The main objective of this paper is to provide an overview and a critical analysis of the recent literature on incorporating induced technical change in energy systems models. Special emphasis is put on surveying recent studies aimed at integrating learning-by-doing into bottom-up energy systems models through so-called learning curves, and on analyzing the relevance of learning curve analysis for understanding the process of innovation and technology diffusion in the energy sector. The survey indicates that this model work represents a major advance in energy research, and embeds important policy implications, not the least concerning the cost and the timing of environmental policies (including carbon emission constraints). However, bottom-up energy models with endogenous learning are also limited in their characterization of technology diffusion and innovation. While they provide a detailed account of technical options—which is absent in many top-down models—they also lack important aspects of diffusion behavior that are captured in top-down representations. For instance, they often fail in capturing strategic technology diffusion behavior in the energy sector as well as the energy sector's endogenous responses to policy, and they neglect important general equilibrium impacts (such as the opportunity cost of redirecting R&D support to the energy sector). Some suggestions on how innovation and diffusion modeling in bottom-up analysis can be improved are put forward.

National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-14926 (URN)10.1016/j.enpol.2004.09.002 (DOI)000236691800004 ()2-s2.0-33645081194 (Scopus ID)e5d96540-6f53-11db-962b-000ea68e967b (Local ID)e5d96540-6f53-11db-962b-000ea68e967b (Archive number)e5d96540-6f53-11db-962b-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2006; 20061003 (evan)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Berglund, C. (2006). The assessment of households' recycling costs: the role of personal motives (ed.). Ecological Economics, 56(4), 560-569
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The assessment of households' recycling costs: the role of personal motives
2006 (English)In: Ecological Economics, ISSN 0921-8009, E-ISSN 1873-6106, Vol. 56, no 4, p. 560-569Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper analyzes households' perceptions of recycling activities in a municipality in northern Sweden, Piteå. The purpose of the paper is to analyze whether moral motives matter for the assessment of households' waste sorting costs. Data were gathered using a mail-out survey to 850 randomly chosen individuals in the municipality of Piteå, Sweden. We employ an economic model of moral motivation and econometric techniques. The main result that follows from the analysis is that the results support the notion that moral motives significantly lower the costs associated with household recycling efforts.

National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-9093 (URN)10.1016/j.ecolecon.2005.03.005 (DOI)000236509300008 ()2-s2.0-33644818821 (Scopus ID)7a79fd80-6f55-11db-962b-000ea68e967b (Local ID)7a79fd80-6f55-11db-962b-000ea68e967b (Archive number)7a79fd80-6f55-11db-962b-000ea68e967b (OAI)
Note

Validerad; 2006; 20061010 (evan)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved

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