Ursula Kreitmair

Joint Public Policy Ph.D.

Photo of Jacob Bower-Bir
Email:
ukreitma@indiana.edu
Campus:
IU Bloomington

Résumé/CV

Education

  • Ph.D., School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 2016 
  • M.Sc, University College London, 2010
  • M.Sc, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2006 
  • B.A., University of Oxford, 2005

Biography

  • Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Oklahoma State University, Fall 2015
  • Research Assistant, 2009-15
  • Associate Instructor, SPEA, Indiana University, 2011, 2013-14
  • Santa Fe Institute Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science Modeling and Complexity, June 2013
  • Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at University of Michigan, Summer 2012
  • Environmental Policy Advisory Programme in Bejiing, China. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, 2007-08

Courses Taught

  • POLS 4363 “Environmental Law and Policy,” Department of Political Science, Oklahoma State University, Fall 2015
  • E 162 “Environment and People,” School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Spring 2011

Selected Publications

  • “Institutional Fit and the Sustainability of Social-Ecological Systems,” (with G. Epstein, J. Pittman, S. M. Alexander, S. Berdej, T. Dyck, K. J. Rathwell, S. Villamayor-Tomas, J. Vogt, and D. Armitage)  Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. June 2015 Vol 14: 34-40  
  • “Voluntary Disclosure of Contributions: An Experimental Study on Non-Mandatory Approaches for Improving Public Good Provision,” (Revise and Resubmit)

Research Interests

Behavioral economics, social dilemmas, environmental policy, information disclosure policies, international environmental agreements, institutional analysis, network analysis.

Dissertation

Observing Others: Three Studies on the Role of Behavioral Information on Collective Action in Social Dilemmas

Committee:
Elinor Ostrom (deceased), James Walker (Co-Chair), Michael McGinnis (Co-Chair)

Grants & Funding

  • Indiana University Office of Sustainability Graduate Student Sustainability Research Development Grant, (with Stefan Carpenter), Conservation and Human-Wildlife Conflict: An Experimental Study of Collective Action Involving Discounting and Uncertainty,” (2015)
  • Indiana University Office of Sustainability Graduate Student Sustainability Research Development Grant, (with Jacob Bower-Bir), Groups, Dictators, and Natural Resources: An Experimental Study of Collective Action Among Heterogeneous Group,” (2013)
  • Scholarship from the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop 
in Political Theory and Policy Analysis to attend the Santa Fe Institute Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science Modeling and Complexity (2013)
  • SPEA scholarship to attend the Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) at University of Michigan (2012)
  • Ph.D. Fellowships and Stipends from the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis and SPEA (AY 2014-15, AY 2013-14, AY 2012-13, AY 2011-12, AY 2010-11, AY 2009-10)
  • Ph.D. Travel Grants (SPEA) (AY 2014-15, AY 2013-14)

Presentations

  • “Information Networks and their Role in Threshold Public Goods Games: An Experimental Study”; Selected Poster Presentation at Agricultural and Applied Economics Association & Western Agricultural Economics Association Joint Annual Meeting, San Francisco, July 2015
  • “Voluntary Disclosure of Contributions: An Experimental Study on Non-Mandatory Approaches for Improving Public Good Provision”; Invited Talk presented at the Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, March 2015
  • “Communication and Monitoring in Collective Resource Management: An Exploration of Local Information”; presented at Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Seattle, April 2014
  • “Communication Structure and Cooperation: Explaining the Communication Effect in Common Pool Resource Management”; Invited Talk presented at Center for the Study of Institutional Diversity (CSID) Workshop on Lab and Field Experiments on Social-Ecological Systems, Arizona State University, March 2013