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 Laboratory which also hosts the profiles of my team members. I am also associated with the Centre for Food, Resource and Environmental Economics.
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, 2018
Frederik Noack, Michael Manthey, Jack Ruitenbeek, & Marvie Mohadjerd, Ecological Economics, 2010.
Saving the world from your couch: The heterogeneous medium-run benefits of COVID-19 lockdowns on air pollution (with Jean-Philippe Bonardi, Quentin Gallea, Dimitrija Kalanoski, Rafael Lalive, Raahil Madhok, Dominic Rohner, and Tommaso Sonno).
Why are farms diverse? (with Martin Quaas, new version coming soon).
The impact of credit markets on natural resources with insecure property rights: Evidence from global fisheries (with Christopher Costello).
Sustainability ratings and outcomes in US fisheries (with Tim Cashion & Rashid Sumaila, R&R Environmental and Resource Economics)
Work in Progress
Natural resource decline and recovery (with Marie-Catherine Riekhof)
Fisheries regulation and income distributions (with Elyse Adamic)
Multinational enterprises and the environment (with Dominic Rohner and Tommaso Sonno)
Farm size and biodiversity (with Christian Levers, Johannes Kamp & Ashley Larsen)
Environmental shocks and rural to urban migration (with Patrick Baylis and Bianca Cecato)
Rural to urban migration and deforestation (with Julia Brewer, Ashley Larsen & Navin Ramankutty)
Rural to urban migration, technology adoption and the environment (with Olivier Deschnes, Raahil madhok, Mushfiq Mobarak)