My research focuses on the interaction of economic development and the environment. In particular, I am interested in the impacts of improved market access and property rights on land use and natural resources such as fish stocks, forests and biodiversity. I use mathematical models to guide my empirical analysis and to derive testable predictions. I often collaborate with environmental scientists to better understand and quantify the environmental changes and drivers.
I am co-PI of the Wildlife and Conservation Economics Laboratorywhich also hosts the profiles of my team members. I am also associated with the Centre for Food, Resource and Environmental Economics.
The impact of credit markets on natural resources with insecure property rights: Evidence from global fisheries
with Christopher Costello, Revisions Requested, Journal of Political Economy.
with Christian Levers, Johannes Kamp & Ashley Larsen, Conditionally Accepted, American Journal of Agricultural Economics.
with Martin Quaas, submitted
Sustainability ratings and outcomes in US fisheries
with Tim Cashion & Rashid Sumaila, new version coming soon
Saving the world from your couch: The heterogeneous medium-run benefits of COVID-19 lockdowns on air pollution
Jean-Philippe Bonardi, Quentin Gallea, Dimitrija Kalanoski, Rafael Lalive, Raahil Madhok, Frederik Noack, Dominic Rohner and Tommaso Sonno, Environmental Research Letters, accepted.
Sumeet Gulati, Krithi K. Karanth, Nguyet Anh Le & Frederik Noack, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021.
Ashley Larsen & Frederik Noack, Nature Sustainability, 2020.
Frederik Noack, Economic Development & Cultural Change, 2020.
Frederik Noack & Ashley Larsen, Environmental Research Letters, 2019.
Frederik Noack, Marie-Catherine Riekhof & Salvatore Di Falco, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2019
Sven Wunder, Frederik Noack & Arild Angelsen, Environment and Development Economics, 2018. Link to the working paper.
Frederik Noack, Marie-Catherine Riekhof & Martin Quaas, Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, 2018. Link to the working paper.
Identifying the landscape drivers of agricultural insecticide use leveraging evidence from 100,000 fields.
Ashley Larsen & Frederik Noack, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2017
Frederik Noack, Michael Manthey, Jack Ruitenbeek, & Marvie Mohadjerd, Ecological Economics, 2010.
Work in Progress
Rural to urban migration and agriculture in Uganda (working paper coming soon)
with Julia Brewer & Ashley Larsen
Rural-urban migration and the organization of agriculture (working paper coming soon)
with Olivier Deschnes, Raahil Madhok, Mushfiq Mobarak
Natural resource decline and recovery (endogenous regulations)
with Marie-Catherine Riekhof
Fisheries regulation and income distributions
with Elyse Adamic and Martin Quaas
Multinational enterprises and the environment in Africa
with Dominic Rohner and Tommaso Sonno
Environmental shocks and rural to urban migration
with Patrick Baylis and Bianca Cecato