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Elisabeth Gsottbauer was awarded a Visiting Fellowship from the British Academy worth €25,000 to visit the University of Cambridge, UK. The British Academy Visiting Fellowships give scientists from all countries abroad and all career levels and disciplines in the humanities and social science the opportunity to work at a UK university or other research institution of their choice. Visiting Fellows are supposed to develop new research collaborations or deepen existing partnerships with colleagues at UK institutions. For more information, see also the British Academy’s homepage link which is provided below.

At the University of Cambridge, she will work with Prof. Andreas Kontoleon from the Department of Land Economy in order to develop a new research line exploring the use field experiments to study the optimal design of environmental conservation policies. Prof. Kontoleon was chosen as an ideal host as he and his team is dedicated to study policies for the management of land and natural resources using a combination of experimental field research and micro-econometric methods. This links up with Elisabeth’s research interest in applying behavioural economic insights to the design of market based instruments to create economic incentives for conservation including payments for ecosystem services. The Fellowship will provide funding for this challenging research project and support her research activities including conference attendance and the funding of experiments.