Todd Cherry is an economist and professor at CICERO. His research creates new insights on how to design and implement more effective environmental, energy and climate policies.
Todd Cherry joined CICERO in 2011. He uses experimental methods to investigate how institutional frameworks and behavioral tendencies work together to determine social and market outcomes. Much of his research seeks to understand how alternative institutions can improve the management of collective action problems.
He is professor and chair at the Department of Economics at Appalachian State University, NC (USA). His past appointments include the Rasmuson Chair of Economics at the University of Alaska-Anchorage, the Harlan E. Boyles Professorship at Appalachian State University, a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Emerging Issues at NC State University, and a Research Professor at the University of Wyoming. He currently serves on the editorial team of Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Resource and Energy Economics, and Challenges in Sustainability.
- Politically Feasible Renewable Energy Development: The Role of Public Acceptance. The over-arching task of this project is to study the political feasibility of the low carbon energy policy transition initiated by the EU. In order to adopt and implement efficient policies at the regional, national and local level, public acceptance for policy change will be crucial.
- The role of short-lived climate forcers in the global climate regime This project will provide a comprehensive assessment of the potential of mitigation of Short-Lived Climate Forcers (SLCFs) in the emerging global climate regime.
- Power from the People? Driving forces and hindrances We address the driving forces and barriers for households in Norway to become producers of electricity which is made possible by smart grids and smart meters, allowing energy users not only to consume energy, but also to generate energy and feed this into the grid.